The Feeling at Coachella
The Feeling has come a long way since performing for tourists at bars in the Swiss Alps. Right after Mika and rapper Lupe Fiasco, the band played a 45 minute set on the Coachella mainstage. I had not seen the band live yet, but I was very impressed. All neatly dressed and perfectly coiffed, the group turned it up a few notches and totally rocked their brand of slick, melodic pop.
They are all very accomplished showmen, especially singer Dan Gillespie-Sells and bassist Richard Jones (husband to Sophie Ellis-Bextor) who both really got into the swing of things running back and forth across the stage. Gillespie-Sells even got a little rebellious and started kicking the hi-hats at the drum set during "Love It When You Call."
Other songs they played included "Helicopter," "Sewn," "Fill My Little World" and "Never Be Lonely." They also threw in a cover of Bugles' "Video Killed The Radio Star," wich engaged the audience more than the other songs that most had not heard before.
We all know that Dan is not a man of secrets and can't really hide his true colors. So I couldn't help but to smile when he introduced the last song "Love It When You Call" with "I will leave you with this little tune, my darlings." Hilarious.
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Posted by: Danielle Martin at Apr 30, 2007 9:20:17 AM
you are doing a great job there... this group looks hot, are they touring the USA?
Posted by: Argdude at Apr 30, 2007 4:36:29 PM
I found your blog through your Coachella photos on Flickr. Just wanted to say that was a nice recap of the performance--I'd almost forgotten about Dan kicking the hi-hats. I'm so glad to be reminded of it because I love seeing a group really enjoying their own songs. I'd never heard of The Feeling before last weekend, but I think they've become my favorite Coachella discovery.
Posted by: harlie at May 4, 2007 8:01:49 PM