If the pandemic hadn’t intervened, FHEELS would probably have already made the leap from intimate club shows onto big stages. The band from Hamburg released their first studio album Lotus in 2021 and plays sophisticated alternative rock internationally on a par with Elbow or Radiohead. Regular touring activities in Germany’s music hot spots and dozens of live shows in selected clubs have kept the band with its wheelchair-bound singer and guitarist Felix Brückner in the conversation continuously for five years.
FHEELS move musically through rock, jazz and psychedelic prog, building bridges between rock past and present, combining ambition and catchiness as well as artistic daring and musical skill.
Frontman Felix Brückner, who has been paraplegic since a snowboarding accident at the age of 17, studied singing and guitar at the Hamburg School of Music. He has been playing together with drummer Justus Murphy since his student days. Keyboarder Tobias Nitzbon and bassist Jens Boysen complete the band. On Lotus, dark grunge rock guitars and apocalyptic rock anthems can be discovered just as much as lyrical melodic arcs, danceable lightness and a pinch of soul. With his very intimate and personal song writing and his unconventional vocal facets, FHEELS singer Brückner always explores surprising new horizons.
Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen des Projektes #Extended Space
Vocals, Guitar: Felix Brückner
Rhodes, Organ, Backing Vocals: Tobias Nitzbon
Bass: Jens Boysen
Drums, Backing Vocals: Justus Murphy