Faithless is an unusual dance music outfit formed around the nucleus of Rollo Armstrong, one of the prime movers in the UK house scene, and Sister Bliss (real name: Ayalah Bentovim), one of the most successful and respected female DJs. It is truly an eclectic collaboration, with both Sister Bliss and Rollo being innovative and highly-skilled programmers and producers.
The duo wwas joined in the original line-up by Max "Maxi Jazz" Fraser, Jamie Catto and guitarist Dave Randall, with occasional vocal input from Rollo's sister Dido.
It is this unique blend of skills and styles and the band's relentless global touring that has enabled Faithless' gradual but assured rise to critical and commercial success.
Faithless' debut "Reverence" was, like the band itself, a slow-burning phenomenon, initially not selling well. Following its release Faithless were nominated for and won many awards, including a European Grammy for Best International Dance Band. Critical accolades included Michael Stipe of R.E.M. naming Reverence as his favourite album of the year.
The band's second album, Sunday 8pm, saw them developing the more ambient, meditative element of their work but big-name DJ remixes (Paul Van Dyk, Robbie Rivera) of the singles ensured their sustained popularity in the clubs.
Faithless released their third album, entitled "Outrospective" in June 2001. The album was conceived after a lengthy break away from Faithless' relentless touring sc.....