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Felix and the Hurricanes
Felix and the Hurricanes
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1989-2019 30 years in the Biz
* Felix, lead and rhythm guitars, Vocals *
* Jeff, Bass guitar and vocals *
* Bobby, Drums and vocals *
Based out of Altoona
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Felix and the Hurricanes are a melodic mainstay.

Storming onto the local music scene 28 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.

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

Upcoming Shows
 Sun May. 19th, 2019   Blair County Arts Festival
 Sun May. 19th, 2019   Black and Gold Sundays.
 Fri May. 24th, 2019   Southmont Gardens
 Sat May. 25th, 2019   Raystown Resort Deck Party
 Sun May. 26th, 2019   Chics Party
 Sun May. 26th, 2019   Black and Gold Sundays.
 Fri May. 31st, 2019   Patton VFW


Allmans to ZZ Top, Blues, Rock, Southern and Country.
Over 30 original songs.


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