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The Fratellis Biography

The Fratellis

The Fratellis are a Scottish indie rock band, from Glasgow. The lineup of the band is: Jon Lawler (vocals and guitar), Barry Wallace (bass guitar), and Gordon 'Mince' McRory on drums and backing vocals. All of the band use the stage surname Fratelli, as The Ramones did in the 1970s.

The Fratellis: The Early Years

The Fratellis' debut gig was in O'Henry's bar in Glasgow in March 2005. That same year, they received their first bout of radio airplay on XFM Scotland, though it was still named Beat 106 at the time.

Fallout records signed The Fratellis and released their self-titled debut EP. The track listing was 'Creepin' Up The Backstairs', 'Stacie Anne' and 'The Gutterati.' The NME music paper hailed The Fratellis as the best new band in Britain.

In June 2006, the Fratellis released their debut single, 'Henrietta', which peaked at number 19 in the UK Singles Chart.

The Fratellis: The Breakthrough

The Fratellis' debut album, Costello Music was released in September 2006. The album charted at number two in the UK album charts and stayed there for a further two weeks. The band won a BRIT Award for 'Best British Breakthrough Act' in 2007. The award was voted for by the listeners of BBC Radio One.

In 2007, the Fratellis embarked on their first major headline tour, and also played at a number of major summer festivals, including Glastonbury and T in the Park. The band was also chosen to support the Police on their reunion tour.

The Fratellis' song 'Solid Gold Easy Action' was included on the soundtrack for Hot Fuzz, the film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The band released their first official DVD, entitled Edgy In Brixton, which was recorded live at London's Brixton Academy.

The Fratellis' second studio album was released in June 2008. The band had added a guitarist, Robin and keyboard player, Will Foster, to the lineup but Robin's stay in the band was brief. Foster now plays keyboard and guitar when the band perform live. The album was entitled Here We Stand, with the first single being 'Mistress Mabel'. The follow up to this release was 'Look Out Sunshine!', the proceeds of which were donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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The Fratellis Picture Gallery

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The Latest The Fratellis News

Jon Fratelli's Broken Sounding Record

23rd March 2011

Jon Fratelli's friends thought their speakers were broken when they heard his new record. The 'Santo Domingo' singer tried to...

Codeine Velvet Club's Shock At Fratelli Quitting

1st May 2010

THE FRATELLIS frontman JON FRATELLI shocked musician LOU HICKEY by quitting his side project CODEINE VELVET CLUB - she only...

Fratellis On Hiatus, Not Splitting

23rd April 2010

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS have blasted reports they're splitting, insisting the group is just embarking on a hiatus.Fans feared bandmembers...

The Fratellis Split

22nd April 2010

The Fratellis have split up.The Scottish band - who had hits with 'Chelsea Dagger' and 'Whistle For The Choir' and...

Fratellis Split?

22nd April 2010

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS have sparked rumours of a split after frontman JON LAWLER confirmed the band has "no plans...

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The Fratellis Reviews

The Fratellis - Here We Stand Album Review

23rd June 2008

Read our album review of The Fratellis second album Here We Stand released through Island...

The Fratellis - Ole Black'n'Blue Eyes Single Review

13th June 2007

The FratellisOle Black'n'Blue EyesSingle ReviewOne of the success stories of the last 12 months, Scottish...

The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger Single Review

4th October 2006

The FratellisChelsea DaggerSingle Review The Fratellis have what can only be described as a typical drunken...

The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger Single Review

21st September 2006

The FratellisChelsea DaggerSingle ReviewThe Fratellis have already shown their range with previous single Henrietta and...

The Fratellis - Henrietta Single Review

15th June 2006

The FratellisHenriettaSingle ReviewThe Scots are invading again, but for the good of music! The Fratellis...

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The Fratellis Festivals

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

Bingley Music Live

29th August 2014

Rock en Seine

22nd August 2014

Ibiza Rocks

29th March 2014


11th April 2014

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The Fratellis Interviews

Fratellis, Interview

8th August 2006

Interview with the Fratellis Contactmusic got the chance for a quick chat to Barry from the...

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The Latest The Fratellis Press Releases

The Fratellis Announce New Single 'She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving' Out 3rd Feb 2014 Plus New Live Dates

10th January 2014

The Fratellis released their highly anticipated new album, We Need Medicine, in...

The Fratellis Announce New Single 'Seven Nights Seven Days' Out On 29th September 2013

19th August 2013

The Fratellis have revealed new single 'Seven Nights Seven Days'...

The Fratellis Announce 2013 Ten Date November UK Tour

1st August 2013

After a 5-year release hiatus, The Fratellis are back with a new album...

The Fratellis Announce New Album 'We Need Medicine' Released 7th October 2013

29th July 2013

After a 5-year release hiatus, The Fratellis are back with a new album...

The Fratellis Are Halfway There On Recording Their Comeback Album

25th March 2013

The Fratellis are halfway there on recording their comeback album - and they...

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