The first show will be held in Melbourne at the Toff In Town on Sunday March 1 while the second will be north of the border in Sydney on Saturday March 7 at the Newtown Social Club.
Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
The Felice Brothers, who comprise of Ian Felice – vocals / guitar, James Felice – accordion / keys / vocals, Greg Farley – fiddle / vocals, Josh Rawson – bass / vocals plus recent addition David Estabrook – old friend / new drummer, are also touring Australia with Conor Oberst.
Touring on the back of the 2014 album release ‘Favorite Waitress’, an album that Paste Magazine calls the band’s “best to date…a remarkably varied and well-paced collection of tunes”, the band represent a strong musical legacy forged by hard work and many miles travelled.
Hailing from the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, where a homegrown sound has been working its way through the bloodlines for generations, their rambling journey so far has brought them from busking in New York City subway stations, to tours across the Northern and Southern Hemisphere that have included enthusiastically received performances at music festivals, clubs, ballrooms, theatres and all between.
Opening the night at both shows will be LOST RAGAS featuring Matt Walker, Shane Reilly, Simon Burke and Roger Bergodaz. The bands debut album, Phantom Ride, was described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “a gem – a shimmering paean to road-weary rock ‘n’ roll, rooted in the blues and using wavering country as a staff with which to prop itself up as it meanders from one sonic stop to another” and was ABC Radio National’s Album of the Week. The new album Trans Atlantic Highway will be out March 2015 and the first single, Marijuana Mornings is available now.
The Felice Brothers. One extraordinary band. Five incredibly talented musicians. Two fabulous shows. Don’t miss them!
“A true celebration of a band that is as genuine as they come and who delivered a masterful set of music.” – fasterlouder.com.au
“An object lesson in emotional intelligence and musical virtuosity.” – The Guardian
|01/03/15||Melbourne, VIC||Toff In Town|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $47 + BF. Supported by Lost Ragas. Tickets available from The Toff in Town|
|07/03/15||Sydney, NSW||Newtown Social Club|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $47 + BF. Supported by Lost Ragas. Tickets available from Newtown Social Club|