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The band played their first concert at King Tuts Wah Wah hut on 26 June 2008 opening for American rap duo The Cool Kids. They then went on to build a local following with shows supporting Beardyman, N-Dubz, Chiddy Bang, Mongrel & Example and Festival appearances at Rockness & Live At Loch Lomond.
In 2011 John Gerard replaced bassist Anna Smith and the band embarked on their first tour of the UK supporting Twin Atlantic. They released their first music video for ‘Paper Chase’ and were selected to perform on the T Break stage at T in the Park, making history as the first act to have the tent refuse entry due to being at capacity. A headline Scottish Tour followed this with a sold out date at Stereo in Glasgow.
Early Releases 2013 - 2014Edit
On 6 April 2013 the band hosted Club Fontaine, a sold out, formal, 50s inspired show Glasgow's Classic Grand and that summer headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park as well as performing at Wickerman Festival & Belladrum Festival.
The single All She Knows was released via LAB records on 27 October 2013 and saw the band head out on tour with Canterbury to promote this. The track was played on BBC Radio 1 and playlisted by BBC Radio Scotland.
April 2014 saw the band play their first shows in the United States with shows at both The Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom in New York. Returning from the States they headed out on tour with Bad Rabbits to promote their new single Under The Storm which was released via LAB Records on 27 April 2014. The single entered the Indie Breakers chart top 20 and is the band's most streamed song to date.
They decamped to Woking that summer to record their debut album Class with producer Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Don Broco, Deaf Havana) and headed out on their first tour of Europe with Watsky and Anderson Paak, finishing with a sold-out homecoming headline show at Glasgows ABC with support from Vukovi & Gerry Cinnamon.
Class 2015 -16Edit
Class was released on 6 June 2015 via 889 records, a label set up by the band using funding from Creative Scotland and debuted at 10 in the Scottish Album Chart and number 98 in the UK Albums Chart. That summer they opened the main stage at T in The Park and headed out on their own headline UK tour to support the album release as well as support tours with Doomtree & Eliza & The Bear, ending with the band's biggest headline show to date at the Glasgow Barrowlands.
The LaFontaines supported The Summer Set on tour in May 2016 which was followed by festival appearances at 2000 Trees, Belladrum & Secret Garden Party. Guitarist Iain Findlay left the band to focus on management and that November they embarked on a headline UK & Ireland tour to support their new single ‘Release The Hounds’
Common Problem 2017- 2018Edit
That summer the band performed at Download Festival, The Great Escape, TRNSMT, Reehaperbhan and opened the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage at Leeds & Reading. The first single from the album ‘Asleep’ was released on 27 August 2017 and was followed by Common Problem which saw the band travel to Venice, Italy to shoot the music video
Winter 2017 saw the band head out on their most successful headline tour thus far, including a sold-out show at London's Boston Music Room as well as another sold-out show at Glasgow Barrowlands, where the band were introduced on stage by Game Of Thrones actor Rory McCann.
In April 2018 bassist John Gerard left the band and they continued to perform as a four piece with guitarist Neil Mulholland.
On 15 June 2018 the band released Up via SO Recordings and embarked on a headline tour of the UK, Ireland & Europe throughout September & October in support of this.
The LaFontaines replaced J Hus on the main stage at TRNSMT festival on 30 June 2018 as well as appearing on the main stage at Belladrum in Scotland and at Hammer Summer & Eier Mit Speck in Germany that summer.
Junior 2019 - presentEdit
On 8 March 2019, the band announced the departure of guitarist/vocalist Neill Mulholland with a tongue in cheek post which references drummer Jamie Keenan taking on lead vocals and four days later, released the first single from their new album 'Junior' - All In.
Their third album 'Junior' will be released on 14 June 2019 via SO Recordings and the band will support this release with a tour of intimate venues across the UK.
- Kerr Okan - Vocals (2008–present)
- Darren McCaughey - Guitar, Production (2008–present)
- Jamie Keenan - Vocals, Drums (2008–present)
- Anna Smith - Bass (2008 - 2011)
- Iain Findlay - Guitar (2008 - 2016)
- John Gerard - Vocals, Bass (2011 - 2018)
- Neil Mulholland - Vocals, Guitar (2016–2019)
- Class (2015)
- Common Problem (2017)
- Junior (2019)
- All She Knows (2013)
- Under the Storm (2014)
- Light Up the Background (2012)
- All She Knows (2013)
- Under the Storm (2014)
- King (2015)
- Junior Dragon (2015)
- Release The Hounds (2016)
- Asleep (2017)
- Common Problem (2017)
- Too Late (2017)
- Armour (2018)
- Up (2018)
- All In (2019)
- Alpha (2019)
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