the Fawn is the brain child of one John
Crossingham (of ThanatoPop fame). Other members include Scott,
Julie and Jon. This makes RTF a four-piece. Yep, that's right. Four. Honourable
mention goes out to RTF's 1st drummer Lesa Hannah who has since gone on
to be a Fashion Journalist (leaving the 'Fawn in June 2001) and RTF's
2nd drummer (Justin Peroff) who needed to concentrate on the development
of Broken Social Scene among other projects.
John Crossingham (guitar, xylophone, vocals)
Jon Drew (drums)
Scott Remila (bass, vocals)
the Fawn is now based in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
"Raising the Fawn is a "solo project" by John Crossingham that was
started on a home-base level in 1997. It was a means to explore a quieter,
more personal route than was allowed by my "normal" band, ThanatoPop.
I played a few shows but was soon back to working on ThanatoPop stuff.
This included recording a CD, Four Track Mind, which was released
on Teenage USA records in the summer of 1999.
late fall 1999, I got the itch again to resurrect the Fawn, so I started
recording about fifteen songs worth of material, playing all of the
instruments myself. The result is a nearly completed 10-song debut CD.
The original mandate to make personal, quiet, patient music has not
been altered. These are songs to inspire long sleeps filled with complicated
live band as it stands now includes Scott Remila (bass/vocals), Julie
Booth (guitar), and my girlfriend Lesa Hannah on the drums. All of the
songs are about her. So far, I think she is cool with that--she is probably
just concentrating so hard on playing that she doesn't have time to
feel embarassed. Plans are to release the CD in late fall/early winter--before
2000 is over at least."
by John Crossingham 2000.