A Scottish band The Fratellis was formed in 2005 in Glasgow. Today, their songs and albums systematically break into the charts with top-ten positions. According to one version, the name of the band was taken from The Fratellis bassist’s mother’s last name. The other version of the name history is that it is a slightly modified translation of an Italian word ‘brothers’. In 2007, The Fratellis won BRIT Awards as Best British Breakthrough Act. In 2008, they became Best European Border Breaking Act in the United Kingdom.
About The Fratellis
The Fratellis gave their first concert in March 2005 in Glasgow bar O'Henry. A year later, the band released the debut album Costello Music, full of hits, such as Henrietta, Chelsea Dagger, Baby Fratelli, etc. The album hit the second position on the UK chart right from the start and managed to keep it for three weeks. In June 2008, The Fratellis released their second album Here We Stand. The reviews were controversial, but the record still rapidly made its way to the fifth position.
The Fratellis have created a bunch of legends around their personalities. They even took fake names with Fratelli as the last name. The members of the band are Jon Fratelli (John Lawler - vocals, guitar, piano), Baz Fratelli (Barry Wallace – bass, backing vocals), and Mince Fratelli (Gordon McRory - drums, percussion).
Split and Reunion
In 2009, the band announced the split. They continued working in 2012, to raise money for The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund. Later, The Fratellis went on a tour, during which they presented two new tracks - This Old Ghost Town and Rock 'n' Roll Will Break Your Heart. These songs became the basis for the third The Fratellis album We Need Medicine, released in 2013.The fourth album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied was recorded in 2015. Previously, they lounged the first single Baby Don’t You Lie to Me.