Stuart, a father of three, is a FFAF
super-fan and friend of the band who has been told he may only have weeks to live.
You can judge for yourself when FFAF
hit the road with dates at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on Friday, February 8, Birmingham's Asylum on Tuesday 19, Northampton's Roadmender on Saturday, March 2 and Leicester's Academy 2 on Thursday, April 18.
Tracks including Escape Artists Never Die, Roses for the Dead and Streetcar had the crowd harking back to the heady early years, when FFAF
won Best Newcomer and Best British Band Kerrang!
Until then the musician says that FFAF
will keep on keeping on - as it's all they know.
As their status continues to soar, it seems only fitting that FFAF
bring some substantial support with them, so the band hand-picked the line-up themselves and it includes old pals Million Dead.
The words to every FFAF
song were screamed along to and a wave of moshing swept sweatily over the packed venue.
The band say the performances have been purposefully plotted to include venues which both longtime fans and those who have discovered FFAF
in recent years will appreciate for their up-close-and-personal feel.
Recent single Into Oblivion does find FFAF
exploring new musical territory, but it's the kind many would rather scrape from the shoes.
Emo superstars Movielife have recently decided to call it a day, so they won't join FFAF
on Sunday night, but London punk-poets Million Dead, Hondo Maclean and Your Code Name Is: Milo will.
Besides the creative independence it will allow FFAF
, forming a label was a logical step for a band that has always made a point of handpicking new acts to support them on tour.
The Secret Show might have started off as something to keep Davies busy when on a break from FFAF
, but it is clear that he has found a niche and something that he loves.
It's unquestionable that FFAF
are now an altered beast and while that will alienate some fans of their hardcore edge, it looks likely to win more new converts.