Music Gear News
The Fratellis split
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 ways after five years together.
The trio - John Lawler, Barry Wallace and Gordon McRory, Known as Mince - will still pursue separate musical endeavours.
Posting on the band's website, singer and guitarist John wrote: "Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other.
"Your passion is appreciated more than we will ever be able to say. We'll forever give our hearts and souls to music and to you guys who want to hear what we do."
The Fratellis caused a stir in the British music press in 2006, and their debut album 'Costello Music' was a number two hit. Through extensive touring and festival performances the group developed a huge fanbase, though the release of 2008's 'Here We Stand' album failed to meet critical or commercial expectations.
In a separate post on their website, Barry was more reflective on the group's achievements.
He wrote: "From the very first day we got together The Fratellis never had a plan as such, we knew we were good, we knew we had a chance to make it.
"Turns out we were right, everything fell into place and we've spent the last five or so years touring the world.
"At this particular point in time though we've found ourselves making music still but just not together. This is just the way it goes I suppose sometimes."
John is now playing with the band Codeine Velvet Club and Barry is reportedly in a heavy metal band, while Mince's next musical endeavour has yet to be announced.Posted on 22 Apr 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA
Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.
Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.
In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.
In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.
Recent Music News
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas