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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 get away from the sound of modern rock records when recording his solo debut 'Psycho...

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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 found out they were disbanding through reports in the press.Fratelli, real name Jon Lawler, has...

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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 had gone their separate ways this week, when frontman John Fratelli announced they were no...

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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 won Best British Breakthrough act at the BRIT Awards 2007 - have decided to part...

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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 to work together right now".The Chelsea Dagger hitmakers released their last album, Here We Stand,...

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Fratellis Star Is A Dad

8th October 2009

THE FRATELLIS rocker BARRY WALLACE is celebrating after his wife gave birth to their first child.Bass player Wallace's partner Laura-Jo delivered daughter Delilah in August (09) and the rocker is loving his new role as...

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Brit Band Use Chef As Inspiration

21st April 2009

BRITISH SEA POWER have revealed that the inspiration for one of the songs on their forthcoming album came from an unusual source – famed seafood chef Rick Stein.In an interview with NME, the group's guitarist...

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Fratellis Cancellation Confusion

18th November 2008

THE FRATELLIS have been talking about the recent cancellation of their European tour, claiming the reason given on their official website was not true.After pulling out of their European dates, the band's website said it...

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Fascinating Fact 5807

14th August 2008

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS will donate the proceeds from their forthcoming single to charity. Profits from LOOK OUT SUNSHINE will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust to pay for a new unit at a hospital...

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Over 80,000 Music Fans Flock To T In The Park

12th July 2008

Over 80,000 music fans are heading to Balado, Scotland, this weekend for the T in the Park festival.People with camping tickets were treated to acts including Scotland's own KT Tunstall, The Verve and Stereophonics on...

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Drunk Fratelli Star In Airport Mix-up

10th July 2008

THE FRATELLIS frontman JON FRATELLI was so intoxicated at an airport, he mistakenly told staff he wanted to go to Canada. The rocker admits to drinking too much alcohol to curb his fear of flying...

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Coldplay Top Album Charts In First Week

15th June 2008

Coldplay have gone straight in at the top of the album charts with their fourth LP release Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.The record has been on sale for only three days...

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Glastonbury Festival Heading For Sell Out

11th June 2008

With the sun shining and the prospect of good weather ahead peoples attentions are turning towards what is probably the most talked about music festival in the world, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL. When asked by Contactmusic.com in...

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The Fratellis Thank Daltrey For Support

9th June 2008

Rockers THE FRATELLIS have thanked THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY for his tireless efforts in publicly promoting their band. The Scottish rockers first teamed up with Daltrey, 64, for an onstage collaboration at this year's...

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Fratellis Lied To Boost Career

6th June 2008

THE FRATELLIS frontman JON FRATELLI confesses to regularly telling lies in a bid boost his career. The Chelsea Dagger hitmaker admits he was so desperate to secure a record deal, he told exaggerated the truth...

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Fratellis Star Has Secret Child

5th June 2008

THE FRATELLIS frontman JOHN LAWLER has revealed he's a father to a nine-year-old boy. Lawler, 29, fathered the child when he was 18-years-old, but soon left his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland to carve out a...

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"Hello Manchester", Usher Tells Kent Festival-goers

12th May 2008

R&B star Usher had his foot firmly in his mouth this weekend after shouting "Hello Manchester" to 20,000 music fans in Kent.The 29-year-old made the embarrassing geographical slip-up at the beginning of his set at...

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Madonna Confirmed As Headliner For Radio 1'S Big Weekend

21st April 2008

Madonna will headline Radio 1's Big Weekend next month, it has been announced.The queen of pop will take to the main stage at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, on Saturday May 10th.Chris Moyles announced the...

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The Fratellis' Recording Mishap Delays Album

11th April 2008

The recording of THE FRATELLIS' second album has been thrown into disarray after a studio technician bailed out on the rockers. The band's sophomore LP Here We Stand was slated for a U.K. release this...

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Goldfrapp, Editors And The Enemy 'Confirmed' For Glastonbury

13th March 2008

Goldfrapp, the Editors and the Enemy have signed up to play this year's Glastonbury festival, reports claim.The Guardian has claimed that Scottish band the Fratellis and veteran singer Jimmy Cliff have also been confirmed for...

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T In The Park Sells Out In 1 Hour After Acts Announced

16th February 2008

The line-up for this year's T In The Park festival has been announced.The Verve, Rage Against the Machine and REM will headline the event, due to take place between July 11th and 13th at Balado...

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Fascinating Fact 4619

10th January 2008

HAPPY MONDAYS, THE FRATELLIS, INSPIRAL CARPETS and FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS will all play at the Versus Cancer charity concert next month (23Feb08) at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. Happy Mondays and Fun Lovin' Criminals...

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Fratellis Recall 'Worst Ever Gig'

26th September 2007

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS almost lost their record deal before they had even been signed - they played their most "shocking" gig just days before getting their contract. The Chelsea Dagger stars were performing to...

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The Fratellis Turn Down Beckham Gig

13th June 2007

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS have turned down a deal to record the official song for soccer star David Beckham's first match as an LA Galaxy player. The Chelsea Dagger stars were asked to re-record the...

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The Fratellis Cancel London Awards Gig

17th May 2007

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS have pulled out of tonight's (17May07) scheduled performance at a London awards ceremony, but have failed to give a reason for the cancellation. The Chelsea Dagger stars were due to headline...

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Fratellis Blast 'Spoilt Brat' Allen

7th May 2007

Scots rockers THE FRATELLIS have blasted LILY ALLEN's recent cancellation of her US tour, despite pulling their own gigs for the same reason - "exhaustion". Smile singer Allen claimed she was too tired and missed...

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Fratellis Cancel Us Tour

2nd May 2007

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS have cancelled a series of shows in the US because they're too tired to continue. The trio, who appeared at the Coachella Music Festival in California last weekend (ends29Apr07) had been...

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Nutini Criticises Fratellis' 'Big Egos'

27th April 2007

Singer PAOLO NUTINI has criticised fellow Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS for being big-headed. The New Shoes star dislikes the way frontman Jon Fratelli made self-important, egotistical boasts in front of him at a recent (Feb07)...

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Mogwai Criticises Bands For Beatles Cover Album

24th April 2007

Scottish band MOGWAI have attacked artists THE FRATELLIS, KAISER CHIEFS and JAMES MORRISON for making a Beatles cover album, insisting they cannot "pull it off". A host of bands will record versions of famous Beatles...

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The Fratellis: 'We're Too Lazy To Break America'

19th March 2007

Scottish rockers THE FRATELLIS are "too lazy" to conquer America, and insist they're "not bothered" about finding fame in the US. Frontman JON FRATELLI believes tailoring his band's sound for an American audience would be...

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