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Johnny Fean and Steve Travers have been playing together since 1996.  Johnny is  known as guitarist/vocalist with 'Horslips' while Irish bass guitarist Steve, is also known for his time with 'The Miami Showband'.  The pair were joined in 2007 by Blendi Krasniqi on Drums/Percussion. The duo still play together as Fean & Travers while the trio perform as The Johnny Fean Band.   In recent years both The Miami Showband (since 2008) and also Horslips (since 2009) have performed comeback tours.  Steve performed on the initial tours with The Miami Showband  and  Johnny  is still found rehearsing and playing with Horslips. People in the area of Limerick/Clare will also find Johnny playing near his home with Blues Train featuring Johnny Fean.

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Fean and Travers Press Release 2014

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  News 3rd May 2014

Mon May 5th, Riverfest, Arthur's Quay, Limerick, with Blendi Krasniqi
Journey Gigs - Johnny Fean and Steve Travers:-  
Sat May 17th - Village Arts Centre, Kilworth
Sat May 24th - Bar Habana, Portlaoise
Fri June 6th - Oar House, West Pier, Howth
Tue June 10th - Boyles, Slane
Wed June 11th - Bakers, Clonmel
Thurs June 12th - Coughlan's, 4 Douglas St., Cork.
Thurs June 26th - Number 1, Mullingar

  News 29th March 2014

Check @FeanAndTravers tweets here

News 26th March 2014
Date amendment for Butterly's - See below

News 9th March 2014

Johnny and Steve are embarking on a series of gigs in the Duo format.
(Check back for updates) 

Johnny Fean & Steve Travers 
FRI 04-Apr-14 Brewery Monaghan
SAT 12-Apr-14 Butterly's Ardee
WED 16-Apr-14 Bakers Clonmel
THUR 01-May-14 Number 1 Mullingar
TUE 13-May-14 Boyles Slane
SAT 24-May-14 Bar Havana Portlaoise

News:  November 2013

 Horslips Tall Tales The Offical Biography
by Mark Cunningham
here http://www.obrien.ie/horslips
Also the 2013 Horslips CD - Biography

 Inishowen Guitar Festival Celebrates  Johnny Fean
The Back Room - McGrory's Of Culdaff - Friday 28th September

This year 3rd Annual Inishowen Guitar Festival celebrates the playing of the hugely influential Irish guitar legend, Johnny Fean of Horslips. Johnny will be appearing with Paddy Goodwin and The Holy Ghosts whose members on the night will include none other than fellow Horslips members, Jim Lockhart, Charles O’Connor and Barry Devlin.


News March 31st

Here are some upcoming gig dates:-  Johnny and Steve as "Fean & Travers" and  joined by Blendi in "The Johnny Fean Band".  More details here or on the guestbook as they unfold 


News Jan 6th
The Johnny Fean Band
(Johnny, Steve  & Blendi) - Ballynahinch  Feb 17th
Millbrook Lodge Hotel in Ballynahinch on Friday February 17th
Doors open at 8 o clock. Admission is £12 per person
The event is in aid of St Vincent De Paul's Clare Lodge retreat and holiday home for the old and underprivileged.

Follow this link to see photos of the 2011 Opening of the Ennis Guitar School
by President Michael D Higgins with Johnny, Steve & Blendi

News Dec 10th
Gig Dates for Dec 2011
The Johnny Fean Band
(Johnny, Steve  & Blendi) - Crusheen Dec 27
  The Island Music Club, The Highway, Crusheen, Co Clare
Tuesday Dec 27th, Doors 9pm, Adm €15  Bookings : 086-8599957  www.claregigs.com

News Dec 10th
Johnny Fean with the House Shakers Blues Band - Limerick Gigs
Mondays 12th and 19th December  Nancy Blake's 
Thursday 22th December Ted's Bar (formerly the Old Brazen Head)

News Dec 8th
  Listen to Johnny Fean on the 2011 CD with  Horslips and the Ulster Orchestra . 

Regent St Media
Here's a new link to Regent St Media and the film based on the award-winning book by Stephen Travers and Neil Fetherstonhaugh that took 30 years to write.
From that site:
"The film will recreate the joy of the music scene of the showband era of the mid 1970s; when screaming fans danced on the stage because there was no room on the dance-floor; when massive ballrooms the length and breadth of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales were packed to the rafters - standing room only! Even the mighty USA fell under the spell of The Miami Showband."

Lyric FM- Blue Of The Night
 Check out Johnny Steve & Blendi on the Blue Of The Night Webcam Video

 Also check the  Lyric FM Interview , Johnny with Eamonn Lenihan

(Note this link was updated July 2013)
  Also (while available at Lyric FM) check this link
  Listen back Carl Corcoran on Lyric FM to hear unique
    live recordings  from Johnny with Steve and Blendi.                
   You then need to click "listen back further" to find these dates.
    - Mon10th Oct 2011 Coconut Grove at 57mins
   - Tue 11th Oct Man Who Built America 1h,59min
   - Thur 13th Oct Mandolin Set - 2hours 24 min 
   - Fri 14th Oct Ramblin'On My Mind at 32 mins

Johnny Fean tells us about Coconut Grove (It's a Lovin Spoonful song from the 60's)
" I first recorded that song 30 yrs. ago! Around 1981. It was an acoustic solo version of the song. I recorded it in a Slane studio with Eamon Carr producing. We had an idea to record an acoustic album. We didn't take it far enough to complete it. But there were some other original acoustic songs I had written along with Eamon including a solo
version of ''I never talk about her''. This was long before the Last Bandits project in 1985 when we again recorded it".

2010-11 newslog here 

2007-09 Newslog + Xmas page available here

   2006 Xmas page and news log  with site updates 

    2005 Site updates and news logs             




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