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Glasgow, United Kingdom (2005 – 2010, 2012 – present)

The Fratellis are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland who took their name from the villains in the film “The Goonies” (although, by coincidence, Barry’s mother’s maiden name is in fact Fratelli). The band consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (real name John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (real name Barry Wallace), and drummer, backing vocalist, occasional guitarist and banjo player Mince Fratelli (real name Gordon McRory). They toured with a pianist / rhythm guitarist, Will Foster. The band has released three albums, 2006’s “Costello Music”,2008’s “Here We Stand” and 2013’s “We Need Medicine”.


2005-2006: Beginnings and The Fratellis EP

They played their first show on March 4, 2005 in the O’Henry’s bar in Glasgow across the road from the famous Horseshoe bar, and received their first radio play in 2005 on central Scotland’s Beat 106 (later XFM Scotland, now Galaxy Scotland) Beatscene show hosted by Jim Gellatly. They were signed by Fallout Records.

The Fratellis EP was released April 3, 2006, featuring the tracks “Creepin’ Up The Backstairs”, “Stacie Anne” and “The Gutterati?”. The NME ran a two page feature on The Fratellis in the August 10, 2006 issue, proclaiming them “the best new band in Britain”. “Creepin’ Up The Backstairs” was never a single released by the band, even though a video was made for it. It was not eligible for the charts. The first single released by the band was “Henrietta”, which was released on June 12 2006 and charted at number 19 on the UK Charts.

2006-2007: Costello Music


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  • GNR27

    Very nice new album!

    19 Apr 8:58pm Reply
  • anagabe

    One of the best live performances I've ever seen! Their positive vibe is something unreal ♡

    16 Apr 5:15am Reply
  • BersekLiveMusic

    Baby Doll <3

    3 Feb 2:45am Reply
  • Jonnyplops


    24 Jan 1:27am Reply
  • BioMSU

    Am I the only one who was disappointed by the last album?

    22 Jan 8:07am Reply
  • JellFreak

    New album is well good <3 "Rock N Roll will break your heart" might be my new favourite thing...

    11 Jan 8:49am Reply
  • betonmur

    I didn't realize that the are together! This information made my day! <3

    9 Jan 10:33pm Reply
  • notevenhere

    Very happy the band is back together. Love the new album! [2]

    9 Jan 7:35pm Reply
  • pmrooter

    Man, they have one of the dopest album covers I'd ever seen.

    5 Jan 5:40pm Reply
  • fvlad

    Very happy the band is back together. Love the new album!

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Junior_Lins

    already need a new album. u.u

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Ikhsanreval


    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Fragile-Skin

    Come on baby, this is not the end of the world !

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RobAyers

    We need Medicine !!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Raymond1986

    @AndrewBleeker, yes, but they recently released a new album.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AndrewBleeker

    Wow, only one song from Here We Stand in the Top 15 for the past 6 months. There were some good songs off that album.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • VektorChange

    годное музло

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheMelANNcholic

    The new album is the best thing in the world right now. Jennie Nitro is the new Chelsea Dagger.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Junior_Lins


    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I have no life experience so I have no choice but to make these things up. I figure the world has heard enough of people telling their own story. Fiction is very underrated." - After a five year hiatus, The Fratellis return this October with their highly anticipated third album, We Need Medicine. Frontman, Jon Fratelli, explains how the album compares to the trio's previous releases, and reveals the inspiration behind the first single, "Seven Nights And Seven Days." Jon also reflects on that one time his band supported The Police, and tells us what he considers to be the worst lyrics that he has "ever written":

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
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