Farrah (band)

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Farrah in 2009
Farrah in 2009
Background information
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresIndie rock, power pop
Years active1999–present
  • Lojinx
  • Egging
  • Ark 21
  • Rock Indiana
  • Polaris Records/MVS
  • Fabtone
Associated actsThe Bad Machines, Montana, Cotton Mather
  • Jez Ashurst
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Henrik Irgens
  • Dana Myzer
Past members
  • Mike Hopkins
  • Tom Marsh
  • Max Fidani
  • Mike Walker
  • Michelle Margherita

Farrah are a British indie rock band. They have released four studio albums since 2001 and toured internationally since their formation.


After releasing their debut single "Terry" on the indie Noisebox Records label in the UK they were signed to The Police manager Miles Copeland III's Ark 21 Records for the release of their debut album, Moustache. The album was released in the UK, US, Europe and Japan and saw the band tour the world extensively to support it. When Ark21 shut down operation in the UK, their second album Me Too, was released on various independent labels throughout the world.

Farrah have maintained their independent status ever since. Recording at their own South London recording studio, producing their own videos and managing their online presence.

In addition to developing a harder rock sound, Me Too incorporated more diverse elements into their sound while still remaining true to the lyrically quirky three-minute, harmony-laden, melody-driven power pop sound of Moustache.[citation needed]

In late 2006, Farrah completed their third album, Cut Out and Keep. It was released in 2007 in the UK, Spain and Japan and accompanied by a world tour.

Since early 2007, Farrah has been working with the Japanese pop rock artist Kaela Kimura. They have so far composed two songs for her, and she has covered their song, "No Reason Why". One of Japan's leading rock bands, Asian Kung-Fu Generation has invited Farrah to appear at their own Nano-Mugen Festival on two occasions, most recently in 2009.

In 2009, they released their self-titled fourth album in Japan. The band now features former Cotton Mather drummer Dana Myzer in its lineup. The album (with a slightly different track listing ) was then released in the rest of the world in May 2010.

On 15 November 2011, the band included a cover of Europe's "The Final Countdown" on Engine Room Recordings compilation album, Guilt by Association Vol. 3.

In 2015, he worked with Shane Filan from Irish pop band Westlife for two tracks on the Right Here album, where it charted No. 1 in Irish Albums Chart.

In 2018, his co-written track "Brave" made it on to Steps singer Claire Richards' solo debut album, My Wildest Dreams.

Lead vocalist and principal songwriter Jez Ashurst has also written songs recorded by numerous artists including Gabrielle Aplin, Boyzone, Will Young, The Click Five, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Brian McFadden, Hanson, Little Mix and Cliff Richard.[citation needed] Farrah co-founder Andrew Campbell also owns and runs the indie record label Lojinx.


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2001 – Moustache
  • 2004 – Me Too
  • 2005 – Stopgap Product (Japan only mini-album)
  • 2007 – Cut Out and Keep
  • 2009 – Farrah (Japanese version)
  • 2010 – Farrah
  • 2013 – Bees & Honey[1] (demos, live & rarities compilation)


  • 1999 – "Terry" (UK)
  • 2000 – "Living For The Weekend" (UK)
  • 2001 – "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (UK)
  • 2001 – "Tired Of Apologising" (UK)
  • 2004 – "Daytime TV" (France)
  • 2005 – "Tongue Tied" (UK)
  • 2005 – "Christmas Is Cancelled" (free download)[2]
  • 2007 – "No Reason Why" (Japan)
  • 2008 – "Can't Kick The Habit" (Japan)
  • 2010 – "Swings & Roundabouts" (UK)
  • 2011 - "Scarborough" (UK)



  1. ^ "Farrah - Bees & Honey (Lojinx)". Lojinx.com. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "MP3 file : "Christmas Is Cancelled"". 14 December 2007. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Zipped Up & Down (Under) - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Farrah Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Bob Harris Presents... Volume 5". Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  6. ^ "lojinx // releases / various artists / christmas present". Lojinx.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Music - Engine Room Recordings". Engineroomrecordings.com. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

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