Felix Hagan and the Family have been injecting much-needed excitement – and glitter – into the dark heart of the rock scene since 2013. They are renowned for their energetic, theatrical live shows, virtuosic musical skills and impressive lyrical dexterity. (And did we mention the glitter?)
Early support came from legendary singer songwriter Frank Turner, who introduced his army of fans to Felix Hagan and the Family’s fierce and fabulous brand of glitter rock on his Get Better tour in 2016. Felix went on to become an occasional member of Frank’s band the Sleeping Souls, touring the US and Canada with them.
Making an impact from the very beginning, first single ‘My Little Lusitania’ was described as “splendid” by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio6’s Introducing Mixtape. By 2017, their passionate fan base propelled debut album Attention Seeker to number 6 in the iTunes Rock Chart. To date (May 2018) their music has been streamed over 650,000 times on Spotify alone.
The band consists of Felix Hagan (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Ellie Cowan and Tash Hodgson (backing vocals), Joe Davison (keys/synth/production), Tom Webber (lead guitar), Chris Hunsley (bass) and Stuart Mann (drums).
Felix Hagan and the Family can be found touring the country as headline, support and festival favourites.
“The man was the personification of charisma” - Get Into This
“In a time when we need all the fun we can get, Felix Hagan and the Family deliver” - Gig Junkies
“Yes, they might be a little eccentric, a bit weird, but they’re also sassy and fabulous” - 83 Unsung Heroes
“Basically, it’s fucking awesome” - Louder Than War
"You won't be able to resist their charm" Gigwise
"Wow!" Tom Robinson - BBC 6Music
"Great. My new favourite band." Frank Turner
"Great playing. It could have been me up there." Ray Davies
"This guy is one of the most enigmatic and unique artists you’ll ever hear blasting from your speakers." Loaded
"Don't miss out on this truly unique talent." Emerging Icons
"It feels like the only live music you’ll ever want to hear again" God Is In The TV
“Few bands pack as much into one of their dreary albums as Felix crams into this one song. One to keep a jittering eye on.” A New Band A Day
“Bloody Marvellous!” Eyeseesound Magazine
"One of our favourite acts." Independent Music News
“Felix Hagan is felicity incarnate… His sound is delectable, his presence emanating fearlessness.” 7 Bit Arcade
"Felix Hagan & The Family are a force to be reckoned with. They are the date you pencil in, the music you drink straight whiskey to, and the gig you lose your coat at." Work In Prowess