Born in August 1999 to his father, a software developer and mother, a hairdresser. Tristan was raised in Kent, United Kingdom & Lower Normandy, France.
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Given his first guitar aged five, Tristan began to learn Oasis & Dylan songs such as Wonderwall, Don't think twice etc. chosen for being 'learner friendly'.
With access to the family CD collection Tristan discovered more about the singers-songwriters his family would listen to on long car journeys. Seeking out artists such as Jonie Mitchel, David Grey, Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega & Joan Baez among others; Tristan developed a love of folk music.
In 2009 when Tristan was 9 years old his family set out to make a life in Lower Normandy in France. A rural location and the long holiday periods afforded to students in France, Tristan had the perfect environment in which to channel his musical aspirations and begin the journey to becoming a talented and inovative guitarist.
Growing older and discovering new artists independantly of his parents, Tristan began writing his own song from the age of twelve.
Inspired by the Singer-Songwriter genre of Ed Sheeran which sent him in the direction of other artists such as Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Passenger, Ben Howard, Gabrielle Aplin and the Folk rock fusion of Kodaline and Nina Nesbitt.
Faulkner has been performing covers in public since he was young, but it wasn't until he turned fifteen that he had enough courage to share an original song (I Am Yours) in public. The song was well received and as such gave him the confidence to perform more of his original songs.
Not yet sixteen years old in July of 2015 he released his first independently produced Ep of six original songs entitled 'Lost' which captures various issues relating to his coming of age such as the desire to become the master of his own desitny and of the excitement and emotional roller-coaster that comes of falling in love for the first time.
After participating in an open mic in April at the library in Fougères, Ille de Vilaine, France, Faulkner was asked to come back and do a full concert on the 29 of August 2015 to present his Ep, it was his first full hour slot and equally the first Tristan Faulkner concert.Tristan Faulkner - Things To Come - Live (Médiathèque communautaire "La Clairière" Fougères)
Soirée musicales par l'association les Petits Petons et Cie. De 17h à 17h30, séance pour les enfants, ensuite place à la musique : 4 groupes sur la grande scène avec notamment les Los Tick et le Grand Fatras... Restauration et buvette sur place.LARCHAMP - MAROLLES EN MUSIQUE