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The Fratellis

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Group Members: Jon Fratelli

All Music Guide:

A brashly melodic indie rock outfit from Glasgow, the Fratellis feature vocalist/guitarist Jon Fratelli, drummer Mince Fratelli, and bassist Barry Fratelli. The witty trio played its first show in early 2005, maintaining that the band's moniker was merely an homage to Barry's original surname (however, other rumors suggest that the Fratellis borrowed it from the nemesis family featured in Steven Spielberg's film The Goonies). Such trivia only added to the Fratellis' growing appeal upon their performance debut, and the band's limited-edition self-titled EP arrived in April 2006. Although few copies were pressed, the record received a helpful boost from Zane Lowe's Radio One program, which put the acoustic-driven track "Creepin Up the Backstairs" into regular rotation. Televised appearances on Later with Jools Holland and Top of the Pops followed during the early summer, while the group's second single, "Henrietta," earned the Fratellis their first U.K. Top 20 hit. "Chelsea Dagger" began climbing the U.K. Top 40 that August, and the debut album, Costello Music, finally arrived in September. Although the album failed to chart in most countries (even an American iPod commercial featuring the track "Flathead" failed to spark much interest across the pond), Costello Music enjoyed a great deal of success at home, earning the bandmates a BRIT Award and peaking at number two in their native U.K. The band then returned to the British charts in 2008 with "Mistress Mabel," a track from their polished sophomore effort Here We Stand. The band then went on hiatus for a few years; during that time, Jon formed the torchy duo Codeine Velvet Club in 2008 with Lou Hickey and released a solo album, Psycho Jukebox, in 2011. Meanwhile, Barry joined the Twang as a touring member and Mince played with Jon's backing band as well as with Throne o' Diablo. During this time, "Chelsea Dagger" also became the unofficial theme song of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks. In 2012, the Fratellis regrouped for a U.K. tour and announced in 2013 that they had recorded their third studio album in their native Glasgow. We Need Medicine arrived in October 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.27.16 UEA LCR Norwich, Nfk UK
11.29.16 Manchester Academy Manchester, Lancashire UK
11.30.16 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool, Lan UK
12.01.16 O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK
12.03.16 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, Bst UK
12.04.16 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, Dor UK
12.06.16 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, Oxf UK
12.09.16 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, T & W UK
12.10.16 Barrowland Glasgow, Glasgow City UK
12.12.16 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, Yorkshire UK


  • 09.24.16 Henrietta live on @BBCLater #HenriettaIs10 https://t.co/0mLieS6mHa
  • 09.24.16 #Norwich: The Costello Music 10th Anniversary Tour heads to UEA on Nov 27. Grab tickets here:… https://t.co/fwYqfwWTMf
  • 09.23.16 During the age of Costello Music there were a handful of records we span incessantly. Check out some of our faves at https://t.co/jXzPeYFSQ9
  • 09.23.16 RT @musical_pol: In honor of 10 years of Henrietta, here's a throwback to @TheFratellis 😊 https://t.co/6O4y8lLkd2
  • 09.23.16 Tell me about it.... https://t.co/P9TX18x2Xz
  • 09.23.16 RT @Jacamo: Have you seen our Facebook competition yet? Head to @ JacamoUK & enter now to win @theFratellis tickets 👌 #WIN #Competition #F…
  • 09.23.16 RT @chasmcelroy: Low key @TheFratellis new album is one of the best I've heard in a while
  • 09.22.16 We wanna see your Henrietta covers! Get the cameras out and post them using the #HenriettaIs10 hashtag. #TBT https://t.co/V1uOMLil70
  • 09.22.16 "Henrietta was loosely influenced by Bugsy Malone's soundtrack. Jaunty, melodic, with a punk/ska edge to it." #TBT https://t.co/eSQY5zSb7W
  • 09.22.16 #HenriettaIs10 https://t.co/i4efsnClaz
  • 09.21.16 Check out all the Costello Music 10th Anniversary Tour dates here: https://t.co/twR5FJsvVg https://t.co/EYqNcGawUP
  • 09.21.16 We’ve put together a new playlist on YouTube so now you have all our videos in one place. Fill your boots… https://t.co/8MucKrkmTR