Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.
Cripps regularly performs with her band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs - her voice a force of strength and character.Raw, rousing, and bewitching, FCB's debut record captures the group’s live energy and the freshness of their dynamic. Recorded in an old school hall in the sleepy Goldfields town of Fryerstown, the record embraces the natural imperfections and echoes the spatial mystique of the recording locale.
"After leaving Melbourne I spent a lot of time walking through the bush with my little dog, then coming home and writing. Suddenly I had this body of work, much of it seemed to fall out of the sky and into my head during those meanderings. The songs were already so familiar, even as they formed. I got a band together and magically they understood the songs and all the sounds I imagined came to life. Our first live show felt electrifying. Once the FCB became a thing, the record developed in a very short space of time."