The Fratellis were an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (born John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (born Barry Wallace), and drummer and backing vocalist Mince Fratelli (born Gordon McRory).
The band released 2 albums during their career, Costello Music in 2006 and Here We Stand in 2008. Known for their energetic live shows, the band played with a 3-piece horn section during 2007 and in 2008/2009 were assisted by Will Foster on keyboards and guitar.
After finishing the touring schedule for Here We Stand the band entered indefinite hiatus.
Costello Music was the debut album for The Fratellis and was released on 11 September 2006. It charted at number two in the UK album charts for three weeks. The success of the album led to The Fratellis winning the BRIT award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007, an award that was voted for by BBC Radio One listeners.
They also opened for The Police Reunion Tour in the summer of 2007 in some of the North America dates.
The band's second album, Here We Stand, was first mentioned in November 2007 on the Fratellis' official website, which stated that work had begun on the album in a rehearsal space in Glasgow. The band said that they were self-producing the album and had their own studio to record in. Recording finished on 13 January 2008.
During 2009, the band did a mini-tour of Australia and Japan during February and March. The Fratellis headlined the Island Records 50th anniversary show on 27 May 2009 where they debuted their new track to be included on the Island 50: 50 Years of Island Records which was Bob Marley's "Stir It Up". The band also headlined the Hop Farm Festival 2009 on 4 July, with a gig at the Middlesbrough Empire on 3 July to prepare for the upcoming headline slot.
Since the Hop Farm Festival appearance in July 2009, the Fratellis are on indefinite hiatus and have each moved on to new bands.
Barry initially stated that he is starting his own musical project in the coming months and will let Fratellis fans know about it via The Fratellis website.
Mince initially joined a heavy metal band called Throne o' Diablo, before leaving the band to join Jon's solo band as a second drummer, backing vocalist and occasional guitarist. He is currently recording new material with Jon.
In February 2011, after completing work on his debut solo album Psycho Jukebox, Jon stated that:
“ Having made a record that’s by far the best thing I’ve ever been involved in, if I was to go back to that band, there would be a whole year’s worth of songs that I wouldn’t be able to play. I find that almost impossible to even contemplate. I’m a great believer in that life has to keep on moving and that everything has its particular time. We were in that band for four or five years together and that seems like enough to me".
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