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Singer Paloma Faith takes to the stage at Art Basel opening night

The art fair kicked off at Acqua with Faith's performance alongside friend and collaborator Josh Weller

A hot opening night party hosted by White Cube at cool Basel eatery Acqua was graced by an acoustic set from pop-songstress Paloma Faith. She had support from her young charge Josh Weller, who she refers to sweetly as an “ice cream troll” on account of his enormous, spiky up-cut shock of hair. Headliner Faith, who was born in Hackney in east London, has an MA in theatre design but found her voice fronting a 50s cabaret/rock cover band called Paloma and the Penetrators. They’ve gone on without her to become the Fabulous Penetrators, while she got “faith” and her own record deal.

Appeared in TAN Daily - Basel , June 2010