Felix White is a musician, composer, author and broadcaster.
His new band and most recent musical project is called ‘86TVs’ - a group he formed alongside his two brothers. They signed for Parlophone Records in June 2023 and are about to release their first material.
He was the guitarist and a songwriter in ‘The Maccabees’, who released four studio albums over fifteen years before disbanding at their critical and commercial peak. Their last album was a UK number one album and they bowed out with awards including Ivor Novellos, NME Awards and Mercury Prize nominations as well as major festival headline shows.
His debut book, ‘It’s Always Summer Somewhere’, a memoir on the love of cricket and music while processing young grief, was both a Sunday Times Bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book Of The Week. It received multiple award nominations and widespread praise from revered names across the arts and sports worlds, including Stephen Fry who said “this beautifully, elegantly and passionately written book reminds me why I love cricket so much. And reading, come to that”.
He has recently worked as a composer on film scores, the latest being the John McEnroe docufilm ‘McEnroe’, which Time Out called “the best sports doc since Senna”. His work was nominated for ‘Outstanding Musical Direction’ at the 2023 Sports Emmys. The film itself won multiple industry awards and was also long-listed for a BAFTA.
He co-hosts the BBC podcast ‘Tailenders’ with Radio 1 breakfast host Greg James and England cricketer Jimmy Anderson. The show recorded 9 million listens/downloads in 2020, which has grown since, and won Best Live Show at the British Podcast Awards that year. Tailenders became weekly in 2023 and their annual UK live tours have included sell-outs at Hammersmith Apollo and multiple nights at London Palladium. They tour again in October 2023, returning to the former on the run.
He has presented a number of short documentaries with Major League Bassball Europe, learning the art of Baseball commentary, and currently co-presents live games for the BBC from America. This summer, he will do so on the BBC televised coverage of the London series.
In early 2023 he launched the official Fulham Football Club podcast, Fulham Fix, which he co-hosts and specialises on long form interviews with the clubs most storied personalities. His broadcast work extends to shows for BBC 6 music and Radio 4 where he has recently sat in for both Marc Riley and Guy Garvey and hosted Pick Of The Week. He also is a features writer, currently writing for BBC sports and The Guardian.
Felix set up the ‘Go Well Fund’ alongside his Tailenders co-hosts during the pandemic to help people who needed support most. It continues to raise funds towards many different charities and they have distributed over 100k to date. He is also an ambassador for ‘MS Society’ and ‘Chance To Shine’. He co-founded and still runs independent record label ‘Yala! Records’, who release albums from Willie J Healey and Egyptian Blue and new music by Seraphina Simone this year.