The Felice Brothers spent March far from New York, where they got their start playing the city’s subway stations. Instead, the real life brothers and their band mates were traveling through Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands with singer and guitarist Craig Finn. Now the folk/country rock band is back in the States, briefly, playing along the east coast before they end up in Lancaster at the Chameleon Club as part of the Launch music conference on April 27th.
The band’s sound has a spiraling effect, drawing in audiences everywhere and leaving them wanting more. After signing a record deal in 2008, they performed at Bonnaroo, The Newport Folk Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and did an extensive tour of the US hitting up plenty of other similar festivals. They are a unique group of musicians who takes control of music arenas by their emotional and gritty mixes of sound.
“We will be removing most of our lower frequencies of sound from our music from now on and we only want to have a tinny, squealing sound,” says James Felice, the band’s accordionist. “Tremble is the new bass for Felice.”
At the end of the summer, the band will be taking that sound across the pond once again to participate in the 10th anniversary of the Green Man Festival in Glanusk Park, Wales. It’s a collaboration of various rock bands from all genres of music coming together to inhabit one musical temple. Together, all the bands have the ability to bang out a fun filled weekend of electric music history, each year growing bigger and more exciting.
The Felice Brothers’ sound is hypnotizing. They built a musical connection with their followers by observing the energy of the crowd and rocking out to it, rolling with the audience as part of their groove. When you have a group built on teamwork, the characteristic of greatness out-shines the music.
“We’re excited to be starting a new record this year,” says Felice. “Also, were hanging out with a lot of rock stars and hope to do a collaboration with legend Bon Jovi!”
Written by: Sprite` Livingston