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Encyclopedia > Fratellis
The Fratellis
Origin Glasgow
Country Scotland
Years active 2005 - Present
Genres Indie Rock
Alternative Rock
Labels Fallout Records
Members Barry Fratelli
Mince Fratelli
Jon Fratelli

The Fratellis are an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Image File history File links Thefratellis_logo. ... Image File history File links Fratellisband02. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] (also simply called alternative) were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands on independent record labels that didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1. ...

Contents

Band members

  • Jon Fratelli - vocals & guitar; born March 4, 1979
  • Barry Fratelli - bass guitar; born April 23, 1979
  • Mince Fratelli - drums, occasional banjo & backing vocals; born May 16, 1983

March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

History

The Fratellis played their first ever gig on 4th March, 2005 in the O'Henry's bar in Glasgow, and have since been tipped for a breakthrough year in 2006. The Fratellis EP was released April 3, 2006, featuring the tracks Creeping Up The Backstairs, Stacie Anne and The Gutterati?. Due to its limited availability, copies can now be found reaching more than £30 on eBay. The band appeared live on Later with Jools Holland and Top of the Pops in June 2006. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fratellis EP was released on April 3, 2006 by Scottish band The Fratellis. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus eBay Inc. ... Later with Jools Holland is a contemporary music show hosted by Jools Holland. ... Top of the Pops was a long-running British music chart television programme and indeed the longest-running music show in the world shown each week on BBC and now licensed for national versions around the world. ...


Different sources tell of different origins of the band's name. Some claim it derives from the 1985 movie The Goonies (the band confirmed that this was not the case live on air on BBC Radio 2's Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday 9 September 2006). Others tell of the band forming from a four-piece band who would play at weddings. However in a recent interview in The Sun newspaper, it would appear that the name is taken from bassist Barry, whose original surname is Fratelli, the other members of the band simply adopted that pseudonym. According to Top of the Pops, the band met after placing ads in the same record shop. NME ran a two page feature on The Fratellis in the August 10 issue proclaiming them "the best new band in Britain". They performed on the August 25 edition of The Friday Night Project, hosted by Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud. They performed Chelsea Dagger. The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, produced by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Richard Donner, with the screenplay written by Chris Columbus from Spielbergs story. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A pseudonym (Greek: false name) is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to his or her legal name. ... Top of the Pops was a long-running British music chart television programme and indeed the longest-running music show in the world shown each week on BBC and now licensed for national versions around the world. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a music magazine in the UK which has been published weekly since March 1952. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... The Friday Night Project is a programme that first aired in the United Kingdom on the Channel 4 network in February, 2005. ... Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Cole, née Tweedy, (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer and member of the girl group Girls Aloud. ... Kimberley Walsh. ... Sarah Harding on stage Sarah Nicole Harding (b. ... Girls Aloud are a pop group from the United Kingdom. ... Chelsea Dagger is the second single to be released from The Fratellis. ...


Costello Music was released on Monday, September 11 to critical acclaim and charted at number two in the official UK album charts. Costello Music is the debut album by The Fratellis. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ...


The band have recently featured as the headline act on the NME Rock 'n' Roll Riot Tour. According to the lead article in the 28 October 2006 issue of NME, the tour has so far been blighted by rumours of a feud between the Fratellis and fellow tour act The Horrors, which both bands claim was originally started by the other. The Horrors are a five-piece indie rock/death rock band from Southend, Essex. ...


Discography

Albums

Costello Music is the debut album by The Fratellis. ...

EPs

The Fratellis EP was released on April 3, 2006 by Scottish band The Fratellis. ...

Singles

Henrietta was released on June 12, 2006 by Scottish band The Fratellis. ... Chelsea Dagger is the second single to be released from The Fratellis. ... Whistle For The Choir is the third single by Scottish band The Fratellis. ...

References

  1. ^ The Fratellis (2006) Costello Music Forum Anouncement TheFratellis.com (accessed 11/09/2006)

External links

  • Official Fratellis Website
  • The Fratellis On Myspace
  • More information on The Fratellis
  • The Fratellis lyrics
The Fratellis
Barry Fratelli | Mince Fratelli | Jon Fratelli
Discography
Albums: Costello Music
Singles & EPs: The Fratellis EP | Henrietta | Chelsea Dagger | Whistle for the Choir
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