Ian Felice – Debut Solo album & UK Tour news

In The Kingdom Of Dreams is the debut solo album from Ian Felice, the lead singer and songwriter of The Felice Brothers. It will be released via Loose on 25th August 2017. The album was recorded in Ian’s childhood home of Palenville NY, with his brother Simone Felice on production duties. Simone produced and co-wrote recent hit albums from The Lumineers and Bat For Lashes. On the album, Ian was joined by the original Felice Brothers line-up of James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass. Listen to the first song from the record below – the title track In The Kingdom Of Dreams.

Ian has been the lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers for over a decade. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains he moved to New York when he was 18 to study art and soon after began writing songs and performing with his brothers Simone and James. The Felice Brothers was conceived in 2006 after the recording of Iantown, a 10 song album of Ian’s first songs recorded in one night in January of 2006. In the weeks and months that followed, The Felice Brothers began playing bars, restaurants and busking street corners and subways, joined by their friends Josh Rawson on bass and Greg Farley on the fiddle. They continue to play and work as a band after 12 years of prolific song writing and performance and the creation of some 9 albums of original material.
In The Kingdom of Dreams is a collection of songs Ian wrote in 2016 and recorded over the course of 4 days in February of 2017, with his brother Simone at the helm. As Ian explains:-

“When I began writing the songs that would become In The Kingdom Of My Dreams many were based on memories of my past but not necessarily all literal or in a logical sequence. I became interested in the pull between reality and unreality and also in how time affects memory. By the end of 2016 I was run down from touring America, riding out the storm of political mania and juggling a few personal dilemmas (including the revelation that I would soon be a father). The Kingdom Of Dreams became a place where I could escape from the numbing flood of data that permeates modern life and try to unravel pieces of my past, rearrange memories with dreams or lines from my imagination and construct something that functioned outside the limits of reality. Many of the songs deal with childhood memories of Palenville and its people, like the song “In Memoriam” which is partly about the death of my stepfather when I was 8, “Water Street” that confronts my fears of becoming a father, or “21st Century” that deals with mental illness and politics on a more universal level. It only seemed right that I should make the album there, along the green banks of the Katterskill Creek and with my brother Simone as producer. The result is a pretty reflective record that hopefully blows some cobwebs from the window of my psyche. Many of the things that I was writing at the time didn’t work as songs and so I published a companion book of poetry, Hotel Swampland.”

In The Kingdom Of Dreams will be released on 25th August 2017 via Loose, available on CD, heavyweight vinyl and as a download. Ian’s book of poetry is available from ianfelice.com, along with a selection of related paintings.

Ian Felice will be embarking on an intimate solo tour of the UK in November. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:-

22 Nov – MANCHESTER, Night And Day
23 Nov – EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms
24 Nov – NEWCASTLE, Live Theatre
26 Nov – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
27 Nov – LONDON, Borderline
28 Nov – BRISTOL, Thekla
29 Nov – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
30 Nov – LEEDS, Brudenell

Simone Felice – Running Through My Head – Single



A big Beat Surrender favorite Simone Felice has released a second single track from his upcoming album Strangers which is out March 24th in the UK, you can download and enjoy the 1st single below.

Simone is touring in Ireland and the UK in support of the release starting the end of March in Kilkenny.

March 27th Kilkenny, Cleere’s Pub
March 28th Roscrea, Leap Castle
March 29th Dublin, Whelans
March 30th Belfast, Empire
April 2nd Birmingham, Hare And Hounds
April 3rd Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
April 4th Bristol, Louisiana
April 5th Nottingham, Maze
April 6th Manchester, Deaf Institute
April 9th Brighton, Komedia
April 10th London, Bush Hall
April 11th Glasgow, King Tuts
April 13th Newcastle, Cluny
April 15th Edinburgh, Electric Circus

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Simone Felice – New York Times EP & Tour Dates

Beat Surrender favourite Simone Felice has a few dates lined up in the UK kicking of next week and a new EP out October 22nd on reveal Records – the 5 track EP features one of the best songs from his self-titled debut album released earlier this year plus four new tracks from the same album sessions including the one below that’s being made available by the label to download.

Pre-order CD EP here.

September dates
14th Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
15th The Duchess, York
16th The Musician, Leicester
17th The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
18th The Maltings, Ely, Cambs.
20th Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
21st The Union Chapel, London
22nd The Greystones, Sheffield
24th The Met, Bury
25th The Kazimer, Liverpool

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