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Felix and the Hurricanes
Felix and the Hurricanes!
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* Felix Kos, lead and rhythm guitars, Vocals *
* Jeff Clapper, Bass guitar and vocals *
* Bobby Watters, Drums and vocals *
Based out of Altoona
Contact email
814-312-5405
Official home page

Bio
The Hurricanes have shared the stage with: Paul Rodgers band, Blue Oyster Cult, Kentucky Headhunters, Little River band, Robert Cray Band, Barbara Blue, JJ and Mofro, Halestorm, Chris Duarte, Roomful of Blues, Molly Hatchet, The Nighthawks, Billy Price, Norman Nardini, Glenn Pavone and the Cyclones, Killborn Alley blues band and many more.

Felix and the Hurricanes are a melodic mainstay.

Storming onto the local music scene 20 years ago, the three-member southern-style blues rock outfit has exemplified what it means to endure as a musical force - and what it means to be a working band.

"Part of why the Hurricanes can be considered one of the area's hardest-working bands is that ... for them, the line between music as work and play blurred a long time ago," said Jim Price, disc jockey for area music station Rocky 104.9 (FM) and writer for Pennsylvania Musician magazine.

"Work and play are one and the same in this band," he said. "They maintain their busy schedule because they love what they do. It's easy to be a workaholic in an endeavor if you are passionate about and enjoy doing that endeavor."

And passionate they are. The band's founding member and namesake, Felix Kos (guitar and vocals), Bobby Watters (drums and vocals) and Jeff Clapper (bass and vocals) - the band's lineup since 1998 - have thrived not only on a fierce playing schedule, but also on expert musicianship, spontaneity and the fine art of showing audiences a good time.

"This group knows how to read crowds and improvise on the fly to give any audience what they want music-wise," Price, 48, of Altoona said. "They can lean their sets toward country, older rock and roll, jams and improvisation or barrelhouse southern rock ... even within the songs, there's a fun and spontaneous vibe going on."

The band does around 200 gigs a year, playing up to six and seven times a week, Kos, 45, of Altoona said - sometimes performing multiple gigs in a single day.

"It's just what we do ... it's second nature," Kos, a self-employed construction worker, said of the band's work-horse ethic. "It's just something I've always wanted to do, and when you get with good people, you just keep workin' and workin' ... I always say, 'We're just a working band.'"

Described by Price as "three seasoned players executing like a well-oiled machine," the Hurricanes are known for never using a set list, preferring instead to feed off the vibe of a particular crowd on a particular night - and inviting guest musicians on stage to jam with the group.

Upcoming Shows
 Fri Aug. 22nd, 2014   Bavarien
 Sat Aug. 23rd, 2014   Raystown Resort Deck
 Sun Aug. 24th, 2014   Shaws
 Sat Aug. 30th, 2014   Huntingdon Moose
 Sun Aug. 31st, 2014   private Party
 Sun Aug. 31st, 2014   Shaws Bar
 Fri Sep. 5th, 2014   Heidelberg
 Sat Sep. 6th, 2014   R Bar Pittsburgh

Music

Allmans to ZZ Top, Blues, Rock and Southern.
Over 40 original songs.

Discography

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