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 from Aidi design, 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 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 then edited and produced by Post-Graduate, Angela Thomas of Angiemation.com.
With a new Band for a live line-up, Fractured Persona now consists of Richard Banbury, James McHardy, Ross Stephen and Nikki Halliday and have been gigging at various venues throughout S. Wales, including ‘the St. David’s Hall’ and ‘Clwb ifor bach’, With plans for a UK tour set for the beginning of 2007.
The Album release date has been set for 1st March 2006, and all profits from the venture 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.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).