The Fratellis Biography

The Fratellis found their audience in the festival crowd


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The Fratellis

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 ‘Henrietta’, ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and ‘Whistle For The Choir’.

The Scotts 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 other 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.

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Whistle For The Choir

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 suit the song and what it means to the arrangement.

In the intermediate course, we learn from this as we play the same progression in all four keys, all over the neck!

Go to video lessons: Whistle For The Choir chords.

Whistle For The Choir – Lyrics

Whistle For The ChoirWell, 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?
Because I may be a beggar and you may be the queen
I know I may be on a downer I’m still ready to dream

For complete lyrics, go to Whistle For The Choir lyrics.

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