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Jon Fratelli: debut solo single!

January 14, 2011 by  

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Jon Fratelli: debut solo single!


Jon Fratelli, who has just finished recording his as yet untitled debut solo album in LA with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Depeche Mode, The Fratellis!), is set to mark the album’s completion by giving away a new song, ‘Rhythm Doesn’t Make You A Dancer’, on his new website ( on Friday Jan 14th and playing a special show in Edinburgh at the HMV Picturehouse on Feb 12th as part of the HMV Next Big Thing Festival. The show, at which Jon will play alongside much-tipped newcomers Morning Parade, marks something of a new beginning for one of Scotland’s most prolific and talented songwriters. Jon’s band will feature former bandmates from his previous bands The Fratellis (with the one and only Mince Fratelli returning to the drum stool!) and Codeine Velvet Club.

Jon Fratelli first came to fame as frontman of The Fratellis, a trio of unruly Glaswegians whose 2006 debut album ‘Costello Music’, featuring the monster hits ‘Chelsea Dagger’, ‘Henrietta’ and ‘Creepin Up The Backstairs’, sold over a million copies and earned the band a BRIT award. The band were also successful in the US where their song ‘Flathead’ soundtracked an iPod advert in 2007 and in 2010 ‘Chelsea Dagger’ was taken up as a theme tune by the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team (who after a 60 year drought won the prestigious Stanley Cup this season!). The Fratellis’ second album ‘Here We Stand’ was released in the summer of 2008 and the success story continued around the globe with hit singles ‘Mistress Mabel’ and ‘Look Out Sunshine’. Without a pause for breath the band fulfilled a relentless touring schedule that took them all over the world. After touring Japan and Australia in early 2009 The Fratellis decided to take a break. At the end of 2009 Jon teamed up with Lou Hickey as Codeine Velvet Club.

Fast-forward to now and Jon has written a batch of songs that signal a return to the raw rock’n’roll sound that was his first love and are arguably the best of his career. He’ll be giving some of these songs their first public airing at the HMV Picturehouse show, and will also be delving into his ever-burgeoning catalogue of songs from both the Fratellis and Codeine Velvet Club. The album featuring the new songs will hit the shops in the Spring.

Says Jon: “I’ve made an album that’s a mesh of everything that’s ever excited me about Rock n Roll. Tony Hoffer’s production is the most original i’ve heard in ages and I’m desperate to get out and play these songs for people”

The free download of “Rhythm Doesn’t Make You A Dancer” will be available on on Friday Jan 14th.

JON FRATELLI LIVE – hmv Next Big Thing
Jon Fratelli, Morning Parade + Support
HMV Picture House Edinburgh, 12-Feb-2011 at 19:00

Tickets priced £10 available here: or tel 0844 822 2603 //



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