Members of the band
Richard Banbury - Singer/rhythum
James McHardy - Bass/acoustic
Matt Evans - Lead/acoustic
Ross Stephen - Drums/percussion
Joanne Goodwin – Cardiff Cast
“A worthy project which deserves some profile – 3 Stars “
Mike TV – Xplosure
"Impressive Debut Album.......it's full-bodied and punchy".
“It's unusual, quirky, affecting and fun to listen to with lilting, folky segments, followed by electronic tweakery and rock-out sections. Acoustic guitars and the vocals of mainman Richard Banbury ring out clear and true with a good production throughout"
James McLaren – BBC Wales Music
Fractured Persona is the Brain-child of Richard Banbury (singer/songwriter & poet). Having written and performed many of his own songs in various guises over the years, Banbury has finally found the time to record them. From ‘Phantasm’ to ‘Psycho-Dad’, people have enjoyed the sound and anticipated the album that has finally come to fruition.
On meeting and befriending Matt Evans (talented producer/session musician), the pair set about recording this long over due project and peaked the interest of Emma Ross and James McHardy at Petrified Records. They in turn took the project on, with Emma designing the Art work for the album, producing the 1st promo video (Why are we why?) and creating the Enhanced CD section on the album. The 2nd video (Fractured Persona) , was edited and produced by Angela Thomas and shot at the Doves Centre, Penarth, S. Wales (MIND in the Vale) and stars many staff, volunteers, and service users of the charity organisation, it was released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.
With the successful launch of their Debut Album “Unspoken” they have had a great response from the media with songs being playlisted on numerous Radio Stations including BBC Radio Wales and Celtica Radio. All profits from the sale of the Album will be donated to Ashgrove School, Penarth, S. Wales (the only School in all Wales that caters exclusively to the educational needs of autistic children). Fractured Persona also hope to use the album as a vehicle to raise awareness of all mental illness.
In their music they have tried to incorporate many styles and influences that appeal to them as listeners and hope that in doing so they have created a CD which will be enjoyed by a diverse audience open to new music. The songs themselves are catchy melodies with full instrumental backing. The subject matter is a mixture of themes that relate to personal experience, from love to depression.
With a new Band for a live line-up, Fractured Persona now consists of Richard Banbury, James McHardy, Ross Stephen and Matt Evans and have been gigging at various venues throughout S. Wales, including ‘ St. David’s Hall’, ‘ The Toucan’ and ‘Clwb Ifor Bach’. As well as gigging, receiving radio airplay, releasing mp3 downloads on various sites, and podcasting they are presently in pre-production of their 3rd music video (All I’m asking).
“Fractured Persona, more than a Band name or title,
depicts not only a state of mind but also a way of life.”
Richard Banbury – Fractured Persona
Download free music