The Fratellis

From13 July 2019to13 July 2019

The Fratellis

The Fratellis (formed in 2005) are a Scottish indie-rock and alternative rock band, best known for their single “Chelsea Dagger”, hailing from Glasgow, Scotland.

With a name derived from the criminal family in The Goonies, The Fratellis are formed of vocalist/guitarist Jon Fratelli (John Lawler), bassist Barry Fratelli (Barry Wallace), and drummer Mince Fratelli (Gordon McRory). The band’s debut performance came in March 2005 at the O’Henry’s Bar in Glasgow and earned their first radio play on Scotland’s Beat 106’s Beatscene show hosted by Jim Gellatly. The Fratellis subsequently signed with Fallout Records and released their debut EP “The Fratellis” in April 2006.

Ahead of their debut album “Costello Music”, the band released the single “Henrietta” in June 2006, which charted at No. 19 on the UK Singles Chart. “Costello Music”, released in September of that year, debuted at No. Two in the UK Albums Chart, and spawned the singles “Chelsea Dagger”, Whistle For The Choir”, and “Ole Black ’n’ Blue Eyes”. After supporting Kasabian on their UK tour, the Fratellis embarked on their own headlining tour, which included the UK festival circuit where the singles “Henrietta” and “Chelsea Dagger” really showcased the band’s punk-rock sensibilities. The live DVD “Edgy in Brixton” appeared in October 2007, featuring live performances and b-sides of various singles.

In June 2008, the band released their second studio album “Here We Stand” to mixed reviews from the music press. The album charted at No. Five on the UK Albums Chart and marked the arrival of keyboard and guitar player Will Foster to the group. The album was led by the single “Mistress Mabel”, followed by “Look Out Sunshine”, and “A Heady Tale”.

After a three years hiatus, the Fratellis returned in 2012 to raise money for The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund, and subsequently played a number of dates around the UK. “We Need Medicine” the band’s third full-length album arrived in October 2013, led by the singles “She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving”, “Seven Nights and Seven Days”, and “Whiskey Saga”. The release was supported by a successful world tour including dates in the U.S., Europe, Russia, and the British Isles. The EP “The Soul Crush” was announced and released in September 2014, available for free download via their website.

Saturday 13 July 2019

The Fratellis

with The Hives

Audley End, Essex, UK


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