19 June
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Next week: Top of the Park, Tuesday June 25th

Friends,

We’re thrilled to again be playing Top of the Park at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. We take to the stage one week from today, next Tuesday June 25th. At 7:00 pm, Lac La Belle will start things off right, and afterwards, before your very eyes, will morph into Orpheum Bell members for our 8:30 pm set. It is a spectacular sight, not to be missed.

We’ll be bringing assorted delights: Rob Avsharian on drums, Erin Morris on tuba, Jessica Campbell and Sarah Ring lending backup vocals. Erin and Jessica will even treat us with some on-stage dancing.

If all that does not sound lovely enough, stay afterwards for an outdoor screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

We hope to see you there,
Orpheum Bell

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23 October
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Ring in November with OB

Friends,

In two weeks, we are excited to be traveling through northern Michigan with our good friends Lac La Belle, who will be teaming up with us on stage for quite a few tunes. This- plus our friend Rob Avsharian on drums- will make for the big evenings.

If you’re in the area and need some warming up, please come move around with us at one of the following venues:

-Nov. 1st, Thursday, 8pm: Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, MI
-Nov. 2nd, Friday, 8pm: The Good Work Collective in Traverse City, MI
-Nov. 3rd, Saturday, 8pm: Freshwater Studio in Boyne City, MI

The following Friday (Nov. 9th, 8pm) we’ll be doing something- joining Dance in the Annex (DITA) for Salmagundi 2012 at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI. There will be contemporary dancing to our music, and we can’t wait to see it.

Here’s a video of a DITA performance to our song “Money From Another Town”.

Hope to see you soon,
Orpheum Bell

28 June
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We’ll be in northern Michigan this weekend

Hi folks,

We have three shows this weekend up in our favorite stomping grounds of beautiful northern Mich.

We start off on Friday at 8 PM Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, MI. We had a grand time our first time out there – amazing food, festive atmosphere, and a welcoming crowd- and so we have been eagerly looking forward to our return.

On Saturday we’ll be playing at the Odmark Performance Pavilon at 2 PM in Charlevoix, and then we’ll head over to Traverse City to play at the TC Wine & Art Festival at 6 PM, opening for none other than Rusted Root. We’ll partake in the wine if allowed.

Come on out if you’re in the area and not otherwise engaged. We look forward to playing some music for you.

your band,
Orpheum Bell

13 June
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We’re going to Canada. Then, we return to the Ark.

Friends,

We’re in Toronto for the North by Northwest Music Festival this Thursday, June 14th. If you’re in Toronto and not busy, overly, come to the Cadillac Lounge and stay a while.

On Saturday, June 23rd, we’re back at the Ark in Ann Arbor with our friends from Chicago, Eastern Blok. It will be a good evening of dark music and light humor and flip top beers at the bar.

See you soon and until then we remain,

Your band,

Orpheum Bell

07 March
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Assorted news items.

Dear Listeners,

We have a few items to discuss:

1. The Old Sisters’ Home, our 3rd album, is now available for download or order on iTunes, CDBaby, and, as before, on our Bandcamp and Facebook pages. Give it a listen if you haven’t had the chance yet; We’re very proud of the finished product.

2. Last week we shot a concept music video for Poor Laetitia. It was good times, and we are excited to show you the final product. Look for it sometime in the next few months.

3. This Friday, 8pm March 9, 2012 we will be playing a show with our close friends Lac La Belle at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, MI (directions). Small venue. Come early, stay late.

4. On Friday, March 16, 2012 7-9pm, we’re back up in northern Michigan to play a benefit show for the Camp Daggett fundraiser (directions) to support scholarships for children to attend Camp Daggett. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks will be served as refreshments between musical sets. We are looking forward to having the time up there and are planning our outfits already. Here is a local news segment advertising the event and featuring some rare footage of our fancy new album.

Call 231-347-9742 ext. 100 to make a reservation and receive a discount. Reserved ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7 for students (high school-aged or younger). Admission prices at the door will be $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Thank you Michigan.

See you soon,

Orpheum Bell

09 December
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Album Release Show TOMORROW!

Friends,

We have just 1 day before the big event of our 2011 calendar. Final preparations are being undertaken and we are on the telephones to make sure things go just right.

We’ve spared no callousness in marketing our Concert and hope you’ll do the same. So take the skid-chains off your tongue and let wag about the Orpheum Bell Album Release Show on Saturday, December 10th at the grand Mendelssohn Theatre at the Michigan League. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tickets can be purchased online here or on-site.

Red Tail Ring from Kalamazoo join us on Saturday, along with musical friends Jennie Knaggs and Rob Avsharian, who’ve helped us along with the music this year.

It’s going to be a great show.

Promise,

Orpheum Bell

02 December
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‘Old Sisters’ Home’ Release Concert: 9 days and counting

Friends,

We’re getting close, and we’re getting excited. We hope you are, too (got your tickets yet?).

Here’s a little treat from one of our little fans:

Country & Eastern
“Country & Eastern”

Stay warm.

your band,
Orpheum Bell

26 September
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Preview and release of ‘The Old Sisters’ Home’

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your kind support of our Kickstarter fundraising effort. We raised $5,326. This is a big help. Makes us feel proud and optimistic about the new album. The tracking is done. Mixing and mastering – done. We are finalizing artwork, paperwork and the routine clerical and record-keeping incidental to the more important task: releasing the completed 3rd album

This we will do on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan (tickets). The theater is lovely, dark and deep and thus we hope for many of you to come and listen and have a good time.

We will play the show with Red Tail Ring and will be joined by friends who helped us record the album. For the first time ever we’re making a few moving pictures to go along with the live music.

Tickets for the December 10th release are on sale now from the Michigan Union Ticket Office and can be purchased by following this link.

In the meantime, below are 3-tracks we’d like to share with you from our new album.

Thank you,

Orpheum Bell

Chain Stitched Heart by OrpheumBell

Skinny Bird by OrpheumBell

Poor Laetitia by OrpheumBell

06 September
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Kickstarter update: WE DID IT (and beyond!)

Friends,

We are thrilled and tremendously thankful to have reached our Kickstarter goal so early! We are also excited to announce that recording for the album is complete, and we will be focusing our efforts on mixing, mastering, and design for the next few months.

Since we still have two weeks to go in our Kickstarter campaign and could most definitely make use of additional pledges for our production expenses, we have racked our brains to come up with additional rewards to offer our backers if we reach further plateaus…including hand-stamped and signed thank you notes, t-shirts, coupons/download codes to our Bandcamp site, and an e-scrapbook of Orpheum Bell keepsakes.

Check out our Kickstarter page to find out more, and remember to save the date for our album release show on December 10 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

Your band,
Orpheum Bell

31 August
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‘Skinny Bird’ live video at WYCE

Before last week’s Meijer Amphitheater performance in Grand Rapids we stopped by the WYCE studio for a live set.  Here’s a video link of ‘Skinny Bird’ off our upcoming album ‘The Old Sisters’ Home’.

http://ia600709.us.archive.org/18/items/WyceInStudio-OrpheumBellskinnyBird/SkinnyBird.mp4