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Felix & band at Skeggy last month:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoFiNCkebdM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1MbYhlYIQ4

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The “full” Rabin experience kicks off this coming week-end; Felix, Niccolo & Vincenzo round the country with some headline dates. Hopefully some tracks from thw upcoming debut album will be aired.
Here’s a couple of his most recent clips:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw-ipfZL-bQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOeu8Pgi_e8

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Felix’s set closer, The New Blues from a very well received set at HRH Blues V; Sheffield earlier this month.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUBqu5J1mEw
Hoped there may have been more vid from this tour; still, couple of dates opening for The Brew as well as a tour finale headline slot at 100 Club to go….

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Sorry Mike, but the one time I checked out Felix's music I couldn't locate it.  I see we're on the second page in the forum and no one has bothered to comment on this talented young man.  I've seen this far too often and it saddens me.  I've put up and removed a number of artists I liked and just came to the conclusion why bother.  In the future I'll slot what I like in the What are you listening to lately category.
Getting back to Felix, I can now understand your persistence and really like his album Down Our Roads.  Again I'd like to remind people here how lucky they are to get exposed to bands you're on top of.

23 (edited by BansheeUK 2019-04-25 08:30:34)

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Thanks for that; and I know Félix will appreciate it too since I know he looks in from time-to-time. He's certainly been making big strides in the last year and that's part the reason I'm in his corner, he has a good attitude and great determination as well as a very powerful (Italian) backline with Niccolo on drums and Vincenzo on bass.

I don't know how long this will remain available or if it will be accessible outside the UK but here's a radio appearance Felix & the band did during this current UK jaunt:-
https://www.mixcloud.com/THESTICKS/stic … lix-rabin/

I'm just disappointed that I couldn't manage to catch up with the guys on this tour, but I know they'll be back in the UK from late September for the Carlisle Blues Festival and some dates through October. This time I should catch them as there are at least 2 local rooms tending offers... Fingers crossed too that Félix will also have finished working on his full debut album and have some to sell. (If he does Curby, you've got a signed copy coming.)

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BansheeUK wrote:

Thanks for that; and I know Félix will appreciate it too since I know he looks in from time-to-time. He's certainly been making big strides in the last year and that's part the reason I'm in his corner, he has a good attitude and great determination as well as a very powerful (Italian) backline with Niccolo on drums and Vincenzo on bass.

I don't know how long this will remain available or if it will be accessible outside the UK but here's a radio appearance Felix & the band did during this current UK jaunt:-
https://www.mixcloud.com/THESTICKS/stic … lix-rabin/

I'm just disappointed that I couldn't manage to catch up with the guys on this tour, but I know they'll be back in the UK from late September for the Carlisle Blues Festival and some dates through October. This time I should catch them as there are at least 2 local rooms tending offers... Fingers crossed too that Félix will also have finished working on his full debut album and have some to sell. (If he does Curby, you've got a signed copy coming.)

Thanks Mike!  I'm listening to his album as I type.  All the songs are good and different from each other which I like.

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Little tinker already has some dates sneaking out; Carlisle Blues Fest, obviously. Robin2 @ Wolverhampton (Mon.Sept 23rd) then 19th Oct (Sat) at Tooth & Claw, Inverness. The guys love Scotland and it seems mutual...

The tour so far (ou La tournée jusqu’à present):-
September 2019
Sep23 Mon - Wolverhampton - Robin 2
Sep27 Fri - Doncaster - Leopard
Sep28 Sat (afternoon)- Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2019 - Crown & Mitre Hotel
October 2019
Oct11 Fri - Keighley - Studio 5
Oct17Thu - Glasgow - Nice N'Sleazy
Oct18 Fri - Chelmsford - Claret Bar (opening for Kokomo)
            Scratch Chelmsford above - not quite ready for the “Balls of Steel” award for 10hr drive between gigs..
Oct19 Sat - Inverness - The Tooth & Claw
Oct20 Sun - Kinross - Green Room
Oct22 Tue - Newcastle - Cluny
Oct26 Sat - Cleethorpes - Moon On The Water


Keep checking his YouTube for anything new and found this, the most recent….
Hey Joe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormaxpB3w-E
Thought for a minute there he’d gone Prog, complete with cape, but just saluting Scotland… Phew!!!

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Felix, with Vincenzo (bass) & Niccolo (drums) rocking out mid-tour at Bannermans; Edinburgh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCeA1S6I46k  (New Blues; I Will Be Gone; Hey Joe).

I have heard that for the final show of the tour at 100 Club, Felix was joined by a horn section... if anyone knows of any footage out there...

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Looks like most of the dates for September/October have been finalised, but still one or two gaps….
Sept 23, 2019 Robin 2   Bilston (UK)
Sept 24, 2019 The Bodega   Nottingham (UK)
Sept 27, 2019 The Leopard   Doncaster (UK)
Sept 28, 2019 Carlisle Blues Festival   Carlisle (UK)
Sept 29, 2019 Waterloo Music Bar   Blackpool (UK)
Oct 02, 2019 The Arc Stockton (UK)  - Supporting Chantel McGregor
Oct 04, 2019 Joe Joe Jim’s   Birmingham (UK)
Oct 08, 2019 Music & Arts centre Barnoldswick (10m north of Burnley)
Oct 09, 2019 Library Theatre   Darwen (UK)
Oct 11, 2019 Studio 5   Keighley (UK)
Oct 17, 2019 Nice’N'Sleazy   Glasgow (UK)
Oct 18, 2019 The Tunnels   Aberdeen (UK) - Supporting Focus
Oct 19, 2019 The Tooth and Claw Inverness (UK) - 2pm Matinee show
Oct 20, 2019 The Green Hotel   Kinross (UK)
Oct 21, 2019 The Bannermans   Edinburgh (UK)
Oct 22, 2019 Cluny 2   Newcastle (UK)
Oct 24, 2019 The Bullingdon Oxford (UK)
Oct 25, 2019 The Lamp Tavern   Dudley (UK)
Oct 26, 2019 Moon On The Water   Cleethorpes (UK)
Oct 28, 2019 Greystones   Sheffield (UK)
Oct 29, 2019 100 Club   London (UK)
Oct 30, 2019 Komedia Brighton (UK)

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Aberdeen has been moved to The Tunnels supporting Focus.

Inverness is an afternoon gig.

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Kenny wrote:

Aberdeen has been moved to The Tunnels supporting Focus.

Inverness is an afternoon gig.

Thanks Kenny; hope no-one's deterred, the lads really love playing Scotland.

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Giving it large at a Swiss festival (Castle Rock Open Air; Valangin) last week-end - with horns!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdH5n8xPN8

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Felix 'second UK Headline tour kicks off in a couple of weeks, so a nudge and a couple  of tweaks to the dates...

BansheeUK wrote:

Sept 23, 2019 Robin 2   Bilston (UK)
Sept 24, 2019 The Bodega   Nottingham (UK)
Sept 27, 2019 The Leopard   Doncaster (UK)
Sept 28, 2019 Carlisle Blues Festival   Carlisle (UK)
Sept 29, 2019 Waterloo Music Bar   Blackpool (UK)
Oct 02, 2019 The Arc Stockton (UK)  - Supporting Chantel McGregor
Oct 04, 2019 Joe Joe Jim’s   Birmingham (UK)
Oct 05, 2019 Blues Im Flaken  Frauenfeld (CH)
Oct 08, 2019 Music & Arts centre Barnoldswick (10m north of Burnley)
Oct 09, 2019 Library Theatre   Darwen (UK)
Oct 11, 2019 Studio 5   Keighley (UK)
Oct 17, 2019 Nice’N'Sleazy   Glasgow (UK)
Oct 18, 2019 The Tunnels   Aberdeen (UK) - Supporting Focus
Oct 19, 2019 The Tooth and Claw Inverness (UK) - 2pm Matinee show
Oct 20, 2019 The Green Hotel   Kinross (UK)
Oct 21, 2019 The Bannermans   Edinburgh (UK)
Oct 22, 2019 Cluny 2   Newcastle (UK)
Oct 24, 2019 The Bullingdon Oxford (UK)
Oct 25, 2019 The Lamp Tavern   Dudley (UK)
Oct 26, 2019 Moon On The Water   Cleethorpes (UK)
Oct 28, 2019 Greystones   Sheffield (UK)
Oct 29, 2019 100 Club   London (UK) (Supporting Ian Parker)
Oct 30, 2019 Komedia Brighton (UK) CANCELLED
Nov 01, 2019 Pizza Express Venue  Maidstone (UK)
Nov 08/9, 2019 Vully Blues Festival  Vully (CH)

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Stockton Arc - 2nd Oct

Caught up with Felix, Niccolo & Vincenzo last night on their return to Stockton’s Arc,  this time opening for Chantel McGregor.
Have to say, the lads were on fire, they’ve really beefed up their sound for Britain while retaining their own style. A glitch with one of Felix’ amps (Blackpool damp, probably) threatened to derail his Voodoo Chile mid-set, but it was overcome as they romped for home.

Looking forward to Newcastle Cluny on the 22nd to for my first chance to see the guys doing a full set, ably supported by “local” find John Stainthorp.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Special guest for tonight’s Glasgow show at the Nice an' Sleazy - Stoney Broke

That bloody Viking,  mixing it again…

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Newcastle; Cluny2 - 22nd October

Working it out, I’ve known Félix for almost 2 years and seen him 5 times, as support or opening a Blues Festival and you know what, I reckon I’ve been conned, duped, hoodwinked, tricked and played. You see, usually Félix gives off a sort of charge, like one of those Van Der Graaff doohickies you see in schools, throwing off sparks. Last night, as part of a double treat, was my first chance to see Félix and the band unleashed as headliners; I swear he was like a Tesla coil shooting full-on lightning bolts!

As well as extending the set to double what I’ve been used to, the other new twist for me was that Francisco was brought along on 2nd guitar which beefed up and added depth to the overall sound, allowed Félix to open the taps on the ol’ Strat and even a bit of dual lead in the Crossroads encore. And while Félix was in full flight, you couldn’t take anything away from the rhythm partnership of Niccolo & Vincenzo overall making the best Franco/Italian combination since Maserati dropped one of their engines into a big Citroen.

Johnny Hallyday was dubbed “the French Elvis”, though I don’t think he ever toured the UK (maybe the odd one-off show). This is Félix’ third UK tour, second as headliner and at the very least, should be considered “the French John Mayer”, with his breathy vocals and blistering guitar work. It takes a lot these days to make my jaw drop, but last night several rivets “popped” especially during Félix’ showcase run through Voodoo Chile when Francisco temporarily left the stage. Anyone who knows me will know I’m not a Hendrix nut and of those who are I’d bet there’s a few who groan “not again” when the wah-wah starts: I’m happy and impressed enough to say that this lad’s version is one of the better (and longer) and worth experiencing; dare I say it, I’d rate it up with VATA and even KWS in my experience. And then he works some of that French magic on Gary Clark’s Bright Lights.

En fin, if they weren’t treats enough, we get a couple of numbers from the new release due in the Spring and if it were available for pre-order he’d have sold at least 50 last night. From the sounds of it, this new release is going to range from the "crunchy" to the almost "soft jazz", so quite promising. And he’s not shy about getting off the stage and getting among the crowd; usually the shows start with a disembodied guitar howling off stage, and I’m surprised the empty “balconies” weren’t used last night, unless it made it tricky getting down on cue; however last night as part of the show’s closing, this grinning figure hopped off the stage, “air” jammed with some of the audience before sitting cross-legged in the middle of the floor like the elfin string-wizard he is.

D’accord, the numbers in the room weren’t huge, but nothing to be ashamed of for a newbie, mid-week in Newcastle, and once word gets out from some familiar faces I spotted in the room, they should double for next time round.  ( I know someone who’ll blab down at Beaverwood, one of the few place still shy of our lad.) And, as well as JT and myself who’ve previously seen Félix in action, there was at least one Félix t-shirt in the crowd, back for more. Word is getting about, and it’s as much a tribute to the guys’work ethic as it is their great sound,  this is possibly the best French invasion for almost 1,000 years!! Fingers crossed, the next phase will be April/May next year, so get ready and better yet, tell your local venue to get ready.

PS - if you've got 90minutes, this is the full show from Kinross, a couple of nights previous:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeprSrF-FEs

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As the current tour is just about to wind up (only 100 Club tonight & Pizza Express, Maidstone to go) here's some tour footage to tide you over until late April/May 2020:-

Voodoo Chile (Bannerman's Edinburgh) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmAAOZG-m1c
new track (Haven Club; Oxford) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9mQxd-M58g
               (Haven Club; Oxford) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2brVxYxAExk
Voodoo Chile (Haven Club; Oxford) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlQLprQkDUo
new track 2 (Haven Club; Oxford) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i82BQfNdWY
                 (Lamp Tavern; Dudley ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aARNNhC3qo
                 (Moon On The Water; Cleethorpes) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOyL_2kp1Hg

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Barely a week since the latest tour has ended and already his next foray over here is announced, this time, first 9 dates are supporting Samantha Fish:-
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February 2020
Feb28 Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
Feb29 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Mar01 Nottingham, The Rescue Rooms
Mar03 Manchester, Gorilla
Mar04 Cardiff, The Globe
Mar05 London, Islington Assembly Hall
Mar06 Norwich, The Waterfront
Mar07 Bristol, The Trinity Centre
Mar08 Brighton, Concorde 2

Quick amendment; Felix, Niccolo & Vincenzo are guest on the whole European leg of Samantha's tour; 22 gigs, 11 countries in 32 days...

03/10/20 Paris La Cigalle  FR
03/11/20 Leuven Depot  BE
03/12/20 Utrecht De Helling  NL
03/13/20 Arnhem Luxor Live  NL
03/14/20 Tilburg 013n  NL
03/17/20 Copenhagen Pumpehuset  DK
03/19/20 Oslo John Dee  NO
03/21/20 Stockholm Nalen Kubb  SE
03/23/20 Helsinki Tavastia Club  FI
03/25/20 Hamburg Fabrik  DE
03/26/20 Berlin FRANNZ  DE
03/27/20 Roth Bluestage  DE
03/28/20 Winterbach Strandbar/Lehenbachhhalle  DE

Then later in the year:-
November 2020
Nov 12 - Nov 15

HRH Crows avec Molly Hatchet, Roger Chapman, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Buckets Rebel Heart, Mike Farris…
Great Yarmouth, Vauxhall Holiday Park

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........