The sensational French guitarist and singer-songwriter FÉLIX RABIN — picked as one of our Twenty Faces To Watch 2020 — will release his debut six track E.P. “Pogboy” on Friday April 17th.
We first saw Félix as special guest on the Wishbone Ash UK Tour 2018 where he played to fans across the country. At Bude Blues we noted his stamina and charisma.
“Pogboy” is available for pre-order from his official website www.felixrabin.com/store.
To celebrate the release, Félix will support American blues rock guitarist SAMANTHA FISH on her UK and European tour which kicks off in at St. Luke’s in Glasgow on February 28th 2020 (see dates below.)
The E.P. recorded in Los Angeles during June 2019, enlists the services of recording engineer, Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, REM) and the album name “Pogboy” derives from the guitar effects pedal the young tunesmith tends to use: “While I was recording those songs, there was one guitar pedal effect that I ended up using a lot called the Pog,” recalls Félix.
“Ross asked me why I was using so much of this effect on almost every song. I told him that I just really liked it. That’s when Ross came up with the nickname “Pogboy”.
“This is a huge project for me,” says Félix. “I have been working hard on the recordings for over a year. This is only the beginning.”
2020 is turning out to be a great start for Félix. He just won “Best Act” at the Giants of Rock Festival in the UK in January and has been invited back to play the main stage in 2021.
The 24-year-old singer-songwriter takes inspiration from musicians such as: Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr. and Pink Floyd. His style embodies these influences with inventive riffs, moody melodies and stunning guitar solos. It’s contemporary blues-rock at its best.
Main picture credit: Chiara Ceccaioni
UK DATES WITH SAMANTHA FISH
St Luke’s, Glasgow
Friday 28th February 2020
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 29th February 2020
Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 1st March 2020
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
The Globe, Cardiff
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday 5th March 2020
The Waterfront, Norwich
Friday 6th March 2020
Saturday 7th March 2020
Sunday 8th March 2020