New York quintet The Felice Brothers play a special intimate show at The Rainbow Birmingham, following the release of their fifth album Favorite Waitress last year.

The Felice Brothers kicked off in 2006. Their name is a reference to James and Ian Felice’s provenance – they were two of seven children born to a family in upstate NY. They started young, playing under old bridges, back yard BBQs, small town sidewalks, and it’s in that spirit that eventually took their act to NYC, busking the subway platforms.

After a few years their devotion and extreme lifestyle choices paid off. The band has been traveling the world for 8 years now, playing major festivals like Coachella to Midwestern dive bars to ancient churches in Bavarian Germany and and touring with the likes of The Killers, Mumford and Sons, and Bright Eyes. They are known for their wild and intense live shows and their sincere, intelligent song writing.

The Felice Brothers’ most recent album Favorite Waitress was the band’s fifth official release (in addition to six mix-tapes) and marked their first release for new label Dualtone (The Lumineers, Shovels & Rope, Guy Clark). These eleven total releases range from the backwoods kitchen sink folk of God Bless You, Amigo, to the swamp strip-mall Space Odyssey of Celebration, Florida.

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Watch the video for ‘Lion’ below:

Plus support from PIERCE BROTHERS

Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms from England to the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada and Australia wide.

Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat, multi instrumentalists Pierce Brothers have sold over 40,000 EP’s independently and recently sold out a record 5 shows in their hometown of Melbourne. The boys have graced the stage of many major festivals across Europe and Australia and recently hand picked to tour with ARIA award winner Dan Sultan.

2015 will see Pierce Brothers tour extensively through Europe, UK, Canada, New Zealand, as well as their native Australia. With major record deals freshly inked and a brand new EP, produced by the acclaimed Jan Skubiszewski, set for release – things are set to really explode for Melbourne’s favourite sons.

“Pierce Brothers have exploded as one of Australia’s must-see up-and-coming live acts. Their DIY approach sees them functioning entirely independently, free from major labels, the duo have now sold over a staggering 40,000 CDs, featured in NME and blown audiences away at sell-out shows from Melbourne and Sydney to London and Liverpool” Tone Deaf 

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Watch the video for ‘Tallest Teepee in Town’ below: