The Felice Brothers + Carson McHone, The Old Market, Hove, 31st January 2020

My brother moved to Hove many years ago. More sedate than its brash next-door cousin, Brighton, he often told me about this independent venue that was walking distance from his flat and whose previous incarnation had been a BBC music theatre. The gig-goers of Brighton/Hove were different too, he said. “How do you mean?” I … Continue reading “The Felice Brothers + Carson McHone, The Old Market, Hove, 31st January 2020”

The Felice Brothers +The Rails+ Carson McHone @Celtic Connections, St Luke’s, Glasgow, 24th January 2020

On a recent Friday night in Glasgow’s East End, at St Luke’s, around the corner from Barrowlands, Ian and James Felice glance up at the room that they could have sold-out many times and smile to themselves. It’s their first visit since 2016 to one of their cities. They built their tour around this Celtic … Continue reading “The Felice Brothers +The Rails+ Carson McHone @Celtic Connections, St Luke’s, Glasgow, 24th January 2020”

The Felice Brothers “Undress” (Yep Roc, 2019)

‘Undress’ is the Felice Brothers’ 14th album, the first album of new material for three years and something of a treat. Another of those ‘recorded live’ records (though not quite, this one has minimal overdubs), it does capture a band channelling a vital energy and clearly enjoying themselves.

The Felice Brothers “Poor Blind Birds” – Listen

The Felice Brothers pull out all the soulful country stops on this bleak vision of reality that makes up the latest single to emerge in advance of the new album ‘Undress’.  There’s acceptance though in the refrain “we live in a world we can’t understand / poor blind birds, if we’re anything / and the … Continue reading “The Felice Brothers “Poor Blind Birds” – Listen”

Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album

The Felice Brothers have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020 which kicks off in Belfast on January 22nd. Coinciding with the announcement (coincidentally), NPR Music is currently offering a “First Listen,” an exclusive stream of the forthcoming new album ‘Undress’ which lands via Yep Roc Records on May 3rd – we’ll have our … Continue reading “Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album”

Felice Brothers set to release new album

The Felice Brothers have announced that their new album ‘Undress‘ will be released on May 3 via Yep Roc Records.  It takes a new direction for the band, according to Ian Felice, which sees them looking more outward than inward:  “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of … Continue reading “Felice Brothers set to release new album”

Felice Brothers to release 7 inch Christmas single – plus UK dates

The Felice Brothers will release a limited edition 7-inch vinyl recording of “Country Ham” on 9th December  via Yep Roc Records. The holiday-themed single features a live version of  “Murder By Mistletoe” – recorded for Rolling Stone last year in NYC – on the B-side. Both tracks have never before been pressed on vinyl and … Continue reading “Felice Brothers to release 7 inch Christmas single – plus UK dates”

Simone Felice + Diana DeMuth, The Slaughtered Lamb, London, 15th January 2020

The Slaughtered Lamb is a tiny space for a headliner as big as Simone Felice – it’s a basement room below a pub with maybe a capacity of a hundred, or a hundred and fifty at a push, set up with tables, stools, side benches and a standing area behind all of these. No surprise … Continue reading “Simone Felice + Diana DeMuth, The Slaughtered Lamb, London, 15th January 2020”

AmericanA to Z – Ian Felice

Ian Felice, who many of you of course will know as lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for The Felice Brothers has spent better more than a decade carving up the grittier side of Americana. Overlooking the bequeathed politic outlook of his country, denouncing capitalism and greed and shedding light on the darker side of mental condition, are just … Continue reading “AmericanA to Z – Ian Felice”

Simone Felice, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, 13th May 2018

When Simone Felice and his brothers went to high school they would hop on a bus in their hamlet of Palenville and ride thirty minutes or so to the county town of Catskill, passing a mural of its most celebrated resident: Iron Mike – The Dynamite Kid. After Tyson fell from grace the mural became … Continue reading “Simone Felice, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, 13th May 2018”