Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Video and Single From The Duke and The King

Right here

Simone Felice At Green Man Festival gets great review from 247 Magazine

"The whole festival came to a fitting end with twee harpist/singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom. Adorable just doesn’t do her justice, though the fantasy land she takes you off to with her bizarre lyrics and pure sound wasn’t everyone’s bag – luckily, Simone Felice provided a sound alternative, playing Felice Brothers and The Duke and the Kings songs as well as some of his solo offerings. He may look like/talk like he wants to be Axl Rose but his music speaks for itself. Be-au-ti-ful."


Simone Felice solo dates

August 25th – Nottingham, The Maze

26th – Newcastle, The Cluny

27th – Edinburgh, Festival

31st – Sheffield, The Rude Shipyard

Sept 1st – Liverpool, Americana UK

2nd – London, The Luminaire

October – full band show

27th – London, Electric Ballroom

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sorry for the hiatus!

I'll be back blogging this week on all the news regarding the Felice Brothers. Simone's stand out shows in Europe, the Felice Brothers heading off to Europe and co
Coming home to play behind Conor Oberst.

We will be back.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bookseller.com announces publisher for Simone Felice novel

Black Jesus novel goes To Hell
12.08.10 | Graeme Neill

Independent To Hell With Publishing has bought a debut novel by American songwriter and poet Simone Felice.

Commissioning editor and partner Lucy Owen bought British Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Black Jesus, from Hannah Westland at Rogers, Coleridge & White. To Hell has a set contract for debut novels where the author is advanced £1,000 and there's an equal profit share between author and publisher. The book will be published in July 2011 and is about an Iraq war veteran who returns home after being blinded by a roadside bomb.

Owen said: "This is a thrilling acquisition for To Hell with First Novels. Black Jesus will infiltrate even the hardest of hearts." Westland said: "I’m incredibly proud to be representing Simone Felice, an extraordinary American artist whose writing deserves to be as widely celebrated as his music has become."

Performing in bands such as The Felice Brothers, The Duke & The King and The Avett Brothers, Felice will be on a solo tour from 18th August, including dates at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Green Man Festival and London.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Felice Brothers Rocks Off in NY

Best info as far as a setlist i could gather:
1. Murder by Mistletoe
2. White Limousine
3. Greatest Show on Earth
4. Where'd Ya Get The Liquor At
5. ?
6. Whiskey in My Whiskey
7. Stepdad
8. Back Home Again?
9. Frankie's Gun!
10. Goddamn You, Jim
11. Run Chicken Run
12. Chicken Wire
13. Love Me Tenderly
14. Helen Fry
15. Take This Bread
16. Two Hands

The Felice Brothers Rocks Off Boat Cruise
In Section: PRESS Play » Posted By: Mark Stinson

With the current stickiness covering the city like a wet willy, it's no wonder people seek to flee these humid airs aboard boats. And who has the time for Fire Island these days anyway?

Last night, The Felice Brothers played to a new moon and couple hundred people on the good ship Jewel as part
of the Rocks Off concert series. And you didn't even need to be a part of the shore set to be there. Of course I wore my sailor's cap. But mostly because it helps the booze go down. Turns out maybe I should have left the cap at home.

As we shuffled aboard and subsequently shoved off (they were serious about the 8 p.m. departure time), the heaviness definitely lifted. The Diamond Doves hit the stage pretty quickly, getting the sweat back. This particular cruise left from East 23rd Street and the FDR and headed south. As the sometimes-Elvis Perkins-backing band tore through a tight and energetic set of solid rock tunes, frequently switching instruments, mostly all taking a turn at the mic, jumping up and down as the boat itself rocked slowly down the East River. It's no wonder Carl Newman tweeted "Somebody put out that record" about the group. Watching the light fade behind the backdrop of skyline, I wished I could have been that guy.

As the dusk settled in the and boat rounded the incandescent skyline of Lower Manhattan, The Felice Brothers walked up through the crowd to the bow and took the floor. A band that's storied to have cut its teeth in the MTA subway system, a smelly boat didn't seem any less appropriate a venue than an empty boxcar in the middle of a wheat field.
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"Murder by Mistletoe" started off the set with a sort of listing rhythm appropriate and seemed almost in time with the boat. As the volume undulated as well, the brothers pulled the crowd in like a tide. And when the band sang "It's a perfect summer night and the moon is shining clear" you believed it was indeed the Greatest Show on Earth.

"Whiskey in My Whiskey" started with a bang and boat started rocking as the full steerage jumped up and down, singing along. Experienced entertainers for sure and not much akin to the mp3-producing buzz bands of our favorite blogs, The Felices is a band that seems to exist outside current trend spaces (except of course for Aderall references).

When the boat rounded the Statue of Liberty it felt like a scene out of Gangs of New York more than any YouTube video. And by the time full darkness descended and people started to wonder where the fuck they were, "Frankie's Gun" and "Run Chicken Run" made them not really give a shit.

As the boat docked, the drunken sailors poured back into the dank Manhattan air feeling as if they had been on another island, or in another world for the previous three hours.

Link for Review

Sunday, August 8, 2010

God created rockstars so Simone Felice would have something to do.

Setlist: City Winery, New York City Sept 7

Pics here

Long May You Run from DontwaketheScarecrow.com

Ol 55 (Tom Waits cover)
If You Ever Get Famous
Summer morning Rain
Shower the people (James Taylor cover )
Hey Bobbie ray (new)
Long may you run (with Simi Stone and Nicole Atkins)
Radio song (with Simi)
American song 
All when we were young
Morning I get to hell
Great big circle(with Simi)(new)
Dont Wake the Scarecrow
Union st

Great show and very animated Simone.
Incredible versions of new song called the Big Circle, Don't Wake The Scarecrow and a Tom Waits cover Ol 55.

Simi Stone guested on a few songs and a lot of regulars were at the show, which was nice. Nicole Atkins, was very impressive opening for Simone and had some of her fans there.

But the vast majority were there for Simone Felice, who came to the stage with an Indian warrior headband, adorned with a feather.
He was very animated with the crowd, and had his usual flirtatious repartee with the many adoring female fans, (who swarmed him after the show). He spoke about his heart surgery, his love of New York and his trip into the city to see Carole King and James Taylor with his mom, post surgery.

More when I stop driving

Sunday, August 1, 2010

From The Space Gallery in Portland ME

The Felice Brothers Storm Newport, Steal Show Again!

.from WERS
Swinging and howling, Catskill Mountain natives, the Felice Brothers,  soared into Newport Folk Fest history on the Harbor Stage today.  The groups outrageous antics and  folk/rock energy roused the seated crowd to their feet. Screaming, dancing fans rushing to the front had to be pushed back by security.  When the set was done the crowd demanded an encore. The Brothers gave them three.