Arlan visited the Alchemist's Playground on March 24, 2007.
Arlan Feiles (pronounced fie-lus) began his career in Los Angeles as a struggling actor (including appearances on Night Court and in the film Say Anything... (1989). Arlan was nominated for Top Americana Artist in The 2006 Asbury Music Awards. 2004 released of debut solo album. "Razing a Nation (Ballad of the Lone Ranger)" on notpop records using a homemade studio, an acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano. The anti war rallying cry; "Sign Up" was featured on Neil Young's countdown.
Previously worked with some of the giants of the industry. He has been produced and mentored by legendary Producer Tom Dowd. Mr. Feiles has recorded and collaborated with many great artists including Americana greats Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko of the The Band, and rocker Dave Grohl. He has shared stages with the late Warren Zevon and Joan Baez, and modern artists like Guided by Voices, Shannon McNally, and Dave Matthews. Arlan has seen his music placed in the Edward Burns film, "Sidewalks of New York" and has been touring the country in support of "Razing a Nation."
He went to Los Angeles High school for the Arts and then from there Berklee and majored in, Music...his path lead him to Miami in 1990, first in as Arlan Feiles and Company – then in the band Natural Causes.
"If songwriters were bad weather, Hurricane Arlan would be a category 5...he'll blow you away" - GREG BAKER - The Miami Herald
He then ventured over to Europe and has a nice fanbase along with musical peers/friends who constantly are asking for him to return and he will be doing just that in the springtime and then again hopefully in the fall.
He is respected and embraced in Asbury Park HE WILL TELL YOU HE APPEARED AT ALMOST EVERY OPEN MIKE GIG THERE WAS AND he worked hard and continues to show up at every gig and plays often....
In the 90s, Natural Causes enjoyed a sponsorship from a major beer brewer that brought them some cash, posters, and promotional materials. A national victory in Tanqueray Rocks talent contest added $10,000 to their coffers, and the Causes are one of the most highly paid and consistently employed bands in Miami.
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Special thanks to Kathy Falcey at www.tunes2ya.com for coordinating this interview.