Testimonials

"What an absolutely wonderful concert you gave us! Really, you have created something very special. The No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow distills the very best of four talented musicians and creates an entirely original, polished, engaging entity. The combination of beautiful singing, gorgeous harmonies, sophisticated instrumentation and infectious humor was warmly appreciated by the audience. I loved every minute."

 - Barbara Shiller, President of CT Folk

 

"The four versatile singer-songwriters swapped instruments and sang with pristine harmonies buttressed by confident musicianship. The accessible performers filled the space between songs with teasing banter, much as they do when getting together in one another’s homes."

 - David Sepulveda, New Haven Independent

 

"No Fuss and Feathers captivated the crowd with marvelous musicianship, sensational songs, and crowd-pleasing camaraderie! The audience loved the show!"
 - Gail Prusslin, Outpost in the Burbs

 

"It was like your new best friends had sat down and they were playing and singing right to your heart - and your funny bone! A talented foursome with an awesome vocal blend, NFFR showed how four friends, performers and songwriters could turn our stage into Home."

 - Tim Wilson, Voices Café

 

"Thank you so much for a great show, great workshops, and for infecting the entire weekend with your talent, joy and warmth. The blend of your voices is exquisite and your concert exceptional. The workshops were top notch and entertaining. You were a wonderful part of our weekend community. It was a total joy to work with you all, and an absolute pleasure to listen."
 - Mark & Robin Schaffer, Chaircouple - Folk Project Fall Getaway

Bio

50 words:
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by CATHERINE MILES & JAY MAFALE, KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. Shaken or stirred, NFF serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity – with award-winning songwriting at center stage.  The group released their first CD, Traveling Circus, in 2016.

 

100 words:
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by CATHERINE MILES & JAY MAFALE, KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. Shaken or stirred, NFF serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared at some of the nation’s most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show. Their first CD, Traveling Circus, was released in January 2016.

 

Full:

NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by MILES & MAFALE, KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. Shaken or stirred, NFF serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the nation's most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show.

 

Catherine, Jay, Karyn, and Carolann are four long-time friends who write and tour independently, but decided it would be fun to play together sometimes. What started out as an occasional songwriters-in-the-round side project quickly evolved into a full-fledged band. Sometimes referred to as a modern folk quartet, NFF is truly a mix of the styles of the three songwriting entities: pop-infused-literate folk, bluesy-country-tinged acoustic, and Brooklyn-edged-Americana.

 

All four members of NO FUSS AND FEATHERS have backgrounds in musical theater and improv, so what happens between the songs is just as important as songwriting and musicality at a NFF concert.  Laughter and showmanship, along with warm friendship and camaraderie, make the audience part of the performance, so each NFF show is a unique and unforgettable concert experience. NO FUSS AND FEATHERS' first CD, Traveling Circus, was released in January 2016.

 

Press

No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow Harmony Driven Folk Music and Americana

 

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No Fuss and Feathers

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