Saturday, July 18, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-The Fratellis
Song:Whistle For The Choir
The Scottish band The Fratellis are very popular at home but it doesn't look like their witty pop sound is likely to make waves in North America. Though they all have the last name Fratelli, they're not really brothers and it appears the Fratelli name may have come fron the 1985 film The Goonies though they claim that bassist Barry Wallace's original name was Fratelli. Lead vocalist and guitarist is John Lawler AKA Jon Fratelli. Bassist is Baz Fratelli AKA Barry Wallace. Drummer is Mince Fratelli AKA Gordon McRory. Pianist Will Foster of The Tears is currenty touring with them. The Fratellis started playing the Glasgow club scene in 2005 and quickly got the attention of record companies. They signed with the Island Records subsidiary Fallout Records and are on Interscope in the US. They went to Los Angeles to record their debut CD Costello Music with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck). It did very well in England but The Fratellis have failed to break through in the US. Their 2008 CD Here We Stand continued that. The Fratellis write all their own songs and their music is clearly in the Britpop tradition. So they're worth checking out if you enjoy that kind of music. They're currently working on a new CD. Here's the video for Whistle For The Choir by The Fratellis.
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir