Last Tuesday, April 4th, we gathered at the Mean Eyed Cat with our friends from the Austin Music Foundation for the second installment of Mood Live! This monthly concert series allows us to support our local music community by spotlighting musicians from AMF’s inaugural Artist Development Program, which prepares local artists at pivotal stages in their music careers for an optimal future.

We kicked off the series with recent Austin Music Award winner Jane Ellen Bryant (see video from her performance HERE) and this time around we featured the incredible Charlie Faye & The Fayettes.

Inspired by the groove of 1960’s girl groups, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes shared their retro soul sound with an eager audience of Mood Music Designers and employees as well as the Austin Music Foundation team.

The group was accompanied by a record player that spun a custom vinyl that contained instrumental tracks from their 2016 self-titled debut album. It was the perfect way to showcase the band’s rich, full sound on an intimate stage. It also freed up Charlie and her Fayettes (featuring BettySoo and Akina Adderley) so they could incorporate some sweet moves into their performance.

Watch “Sweet Little Messages” below…

After the performance, we sat down with Charlie Faye, BettySoo, and Akina Adderley to learn more about what they love about the Austin music community and what’s coming up next.

Charlie Faye & The Fayettes’ stellar debut album was included in many “Best of 2016” lists, including the Austin Chronicle and Americana Music Association. You may have heard songs from the album on TV shows such as The CW’s Riverdale and Netflix’s Girlboss. You’ll also hear them in Mood’s programming, which is heard in 106 countries around the world! Click HERE to give their album a listen. We bet you’ll love them as much as we do!

Shout out to our amazing partners at Austin Music Foundation, LoudMouth Rentals and the Mean Eyed Cat. We couldn’t do it without you! We’ll be announcing next month’s edition of Mood Live soon so stay tuned!

– Submitted by Jessica Reed and Brad Bond, Marketing