The Fratellis found their audience in the festival crowd!
Being one of the few bands named after their manager, The Fratellis shot to fame during late 2006, and mainly 2007 when they released their debut album Costello Music.
On this first album, we saw three main singles in Henrietta, Chelsea Dagger and Whistle For The Choir.
The Scottish trio quickly gained recognition as one of the new hot acts of 2006 and 2007, even bagging a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007.
Since their debut, The Fratellis continued to gather new fans around the UK with their blues-influenced pop songs, touring and visiting the many festivals that the nation offers.
The Fratellis and post-millennium British bands
In the same tradition as The Zutons, Arctic Monkeys, and The Libertines, The Fratellis fitted well into this new movement of British alternative rock acts.
These acts were more bluesy and much louder than early 2000 British acts who had a more polished sound. I’m mainly thinking of bands such as Coldplay, Travis and Keene who all used bigger productions, more strings, acoustic guitars, and piano arrangements.
Whistle For The Choir – Chords & Guitar Lessons
This song only has four chords, so very simple. The instrumental section simply modulates down a tone to create some variation.
We recorded Whistle For The Choir in two keys for two different singers, try both and consider how each key suits the song.
Whistle For The Choir – Lyrics
Well, it’s a big, big city and it’s always the same.
Can never be too pretty, tell me your name,
is it out, of line,
if I were simply bold to say would you be mine?