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The Feeling is a five-piece band. They have been an award-nominated English band, and have emerged from Sussex and London. After a limited release of their debut Fill My Little World in late 2005, the band entered the UK Top 10 with their first full release Sewn in March 2006. The single was one of the year's biggest radio hits. Their debut album Twelve Stops and Home was released in the UK on June 5, 2006 and on February 27, 2007 in the US. The album title refers to the frequent London Underground journey Dan used to take from central London to Bounds Green on the Piccadilly Line. It also refers to the number of tracks on the album.
Formation and First Years: 1995-2005
The majority of the band are from Horsham, Sussex, with the exception of lead vocalist Sells, who is from London, and bassist Jones, who is from Forest Row, which is also in Sussex. Dan Gillespie Sells and Richard Jones met as music students at the BRIT School in Croydon, Surrey in 1995. They were members of one of the school's most popular bands, Horn.
They spent a lot of time in the Alps before their d?but doing covers (such as Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles) and live gigs. It was revealed in a podcast for The Times that the band had blagged their way into this, saying they could perform fifty songs when in fact they only knew six. It is sometimes mistakenly reported The Feeling used to be named ?Superfly', however, Gillespie Sells explained this was a different band which Paul Stewart and Ciaran and Kevin Jeremiah played in?it was easier to get bookings by using this name.
Twelve Stops and Home, growing popularity and airplay: (2006-2007)Jeff Cooper was the first UK DJ to play The Feeling (he aired their first demo on radio2XS in 2005), followed by Radio 1's Zane Lowe in September 2005. Dermot O'Leary also played them on his BBC Radio 2 show early in 2006.
After championing The Feeling's Sewn, BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles went on to use the group's second release, Fill My Little World, as the theme tune to his Breakfast Show. On 5th June 2006, The Feeling released their debut album, Twelve Stops and Home. To celebrate the release, the band's record company, Island Records, took 120 British music journalists on the Eurostar to Paris for the day, where the band performed live in a restaurant. This was in recognition of the fact the band took their name from a Parisian bar.
The Feeling live onstage in Marlay Park, DublinThe first single, Sewn reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart in March 2006, followed by the #10 hit Fill My Little World in May 2006. This release spent 4 consecutive weeks at #16 and outsold the band's debut. Never Be Lonely was released in August 2006 and became their third top ten hit, peaking at #9, where it stayed for 2 weeks. In 2006, The Feeling toured the USA, opening for The Fray and strengthening their ever-growing following across the Atlantic. They were selling an EP called Four Stops and Home along the way. It consisted of two album tracks Sewn and Helicopter and two future b-sides When I Return and All You Need To Do.
In November 2006, just days after returning from the US, the band headed off on their first major UK tour, playing Birmingham, London, Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford, Southampton, Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast and Dublin.
During this time, the band maintained a blog on The Sun website: On tour with The Feeling It continued intermittently until January 2007. They also played many UK summer music festivals such as T In The Park, V Festival and Oxegen Festival. TV appearances throughout 2006/2007 included performing Never Be Lonely on the opening episode of The Charlotte Church Show on September 1, 2006,and Love It When You Call on Children in Need 2006. They also appeared on Live From Abbey Road in January 2007 following a recording session at Abbey Road Studios. Fill My Little World was used in the farewell montage on the last ever The Vicar of Dibley on New Year's Day 2007 and an edited version of Love It When You Call appeared in the 2007 film Good Luck Chuck.
In an e-mail newsletter released on January 11, 2007, it was announced that The Feeling were the number one most played band on UK radio in 2006. Their four singles received a total of 97,436 plays, which meant that, on average, a song by The Feeling was played 267 times every day, or once every 5 minutes. From mid February to early March 2007, The Feeling toured the UK on their biggest native tour to date, supported by The Fray. The tour kicked off in Norwich, then went on to Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Derby and Manchester, before finishing at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on March 3, 2007.
At the end of March 2007, the band went Stateside once again, taking part in VH1's first ever You Oughta Know tour alongside Mat Kearney and Rocco DeLuca and The Burden. The tour lasted approximately 2 months, and finished with The Feeling playing the 2007 Coachella festival in Indio, California. The band also headlined a mini-tour of the UK's forests around June 2007 with Ghosts supporting.
They played at large clearings and forest activity sites, leading Gillespie Sells to quip about playing to elves. On July 1, 2007, the Feeling performed at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. The group performed Fill My Little World and Love It When You Call as the concert's 6th performers. On October 27th 2007, The Feeling played the pre-game of the NFL match between the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. Never Be Lonely was nominated for Best Track in the Q Awards 2006, although Gnarls Barkley's Crazy won the award. Fill My Little World was nominated for best British single in the 2007 BRIT Awards, but it was beaten by Take That's Patience. Sewn is featured on the FIFA 07 soundtrack.
The recording stage is now complete, and the band have named February 18th 2008 as the official release date for their second album, entitled Join With Us. The first single is called I Thought It Was Over, and will be released on February 11th 2008; it received its first play on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show on Friday 7th December 2007. The majority of the recording for the album took place at Bradley House - a stately home in Wiltshire (home of the Duke of Somerset), whilst most mixing at this stage has taken place in LA. Around the release dates in mid-February to early March, The Feeling are embarking on a short tour to play most of the new songs live for the first time.