Simone Felice has been writing, whether it’s music, poetry, lyrics or otherwise, since his childhood in the Catskill mountains, NY.
Hailing from Palenville – a small hamlet; Simone grew up with music – spending his teenage years in a punk band that rehearsed in the acoustic confines of his Grandpa’s barn. Eventually he would team up with his brothers Ian and James – to form The Felice Brothers, to much success and critical acclaim before forming and leading another band – ‘The Duke & The King’.
Simone is a published author, whose words and music have been a ticket to destinations worldwide – from readings of his poetry, personal invites from Rick Rubin to play drums in LA, and touring his songwriting across Europe and beyond. He’s currently in the UK – playing a string of intimate, absorbing and largely acoustic performances of tracks featured in his latest, very well received ‘Strangers LP’, amongst many more from previous releases.
Last week, Wonderland met Simone at St Pancras Old Church, during soundcheck for his sold-out show. The sound of Felice’s vocals reverberating off the old church walls alongside the open-face piano was too good not to record. So we got this exclusive acoustic performance of the breathtaking ‘Bye Bye Palenville’.
Simone plays another performance at St Pancras Old Church on Friday December 5th – and we certainly recommend it. Get a ticket fast whilst there’s still some remaining.
Check out all things Simone Felice over at http://www.simonefelice.com/ –
Treat yourself to the Strangers LP here – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/strangers/id838339101
Video by Greg Barnes – @clingfilms
Stills by Roo Lewis – @roo_lewis