Davey Faragher

Biography

David Allen "Davey" Faragher (born August 18, 1957) is an American bass guitarist from Redlands, California. Faragher's career took off and received critical notice as a founding member of the nineties band, Cracker, and his following work with The Imposters, the backing band for Elvis Costello since 2001.

Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.

In the mid to late-1970s, Faragher recorded three albums with his brothers Danny Faragher, Jimmy, and Tommy Faragher as The Faragher Brothers. Later, the band was renamed The Faraghers for a fourth album, featuring fifth brother Marty and sister Pammy. From there he became one of Los Angeles' most sought after bass players,[citation needed] and was featured in Bass Player magazine in February, 2001.

He also plays club gigs where he currently resides in Los Angeles with (near?) fellow Imposter Pete Thomas and guitarist Val McCallum under the band name Jack Shit. The trio was featured in the Spring 2002 issue of Grindstone Magazine

Faragher was a founding member of the band Cracker in the early 1990s. Faragher shared a writing credit on the band's 1993 hit "Low" among others and was given the cover feature story of BAM magazine in July, 1992. After his departure he became bass player in John Hiatt's band from the mid to late 1990s.

Faragher has worked much of his career as a session musician, recording with such notables as The Monkees (on their 1986 reunion album Pool It!), David Crosby, John Phillips, Wanda Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Susanna Hoffs, Vonda Shepard, Joan Osborne, Ronnie Montrose, Mark Kozelek, Shivaree, Guster, The Finn Brothers, Camper Van Beethoven, Chantal Kreviazuk, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, Willy DeVille and The Ditty Bops. He is thanked on the liner-notes for Counting Crows' hit single "Hanginaround" on This Desert Life (produced by former Cracker bandmate David Lowery).

More recently, in February 2007, he was seen playing the part of the bass player in Scrantonicity, the band featured in The Office episode, "Phyllis' Wedding." In January 2008, it was reported in Billboard that a new supergroup tentatively called the Scrolls, (now officially Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)) had formed. The octet is composed of Faragher, Sean Watkins (guitar), his sister Sara Watkins (fiddle), Glen Phillips (guitar, vocals), Benmont Tench (piano), Luke Bulla (fiddle), Greg Leisz (various), and Pete Thomas (drums). The group released their debut album in late 2009. In 2010, Faragher played as a session bassist for The Union, a Grammy Award-nominated collaboration by Elton John and Leon Russell.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Faragher accessed 12th July 2013

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