22 August

Your chance to be part of ‘The Old Sisters’ Home’

Hello friends, family, enthusiasts, and supporters,

We are excited this morning to announce the launch of our Kickstarter project to raise money for the completion of our third album, ‘The Old Sisters’ Home’. We have 30 days to raise $4000, and we are asking our community to help out. Donations will rewarded with a tiered suite of prizes that includes advanced tracks, free copies of the completed album, t-shirts, tubular bells, tickets to shows, and MORE. Learn more, see a video we made, and make your donations by visiting our project site.

Thanks as always for your support,
Orpheum Bell

12 August

Coming up: Grand Rapids, K-zoo, the Ark


We are on the road this August and September playing new songs and some new venues.

TUESDAY, August 23rd (7:00pm) – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A show with our friends Lac La Belle at the Frederik Meijer Gardens Ampitheatre Tuesday Night Concert Series. Sunset is 8:34pm so things are lining up just right.
1000 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

THURSDAY, September 1st (9:30pm) – KALAMAZOO, MI – At the Strutt With Eastern Blok from Chicago. Moaning low with some Eastern brothers.
773 West Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI

FRIDAY, September 2nd (8:00pm) – ANN ARBOR, MI – Return engagement at the Ark with The Red Sea Pedestrians. Mike Shimmin will double book himself and play drums and percussion with both bands.
Tickets available in advance.

Don’t let’s miss you,

Orpheum Bell

22 June

Tour bus stops at Grand Rapids and Bellaire this weekend

Dear Supporters,

The first day of summer and we are at making our affairs in order for 2 shows this weekend. New songs, new instruments and a new air mass meter in the Volvo. We are road worthy and ready to make it.

Friday, June 24th we play Grand Rapids, Mich., with a show at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. 9 pm; w/ Fiona Dickinson. 120 S. Division #226, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Saturday we return to Bellaire, Mich. for an encore performance at Johnny’s Schoolhouse, 9pm. Wire us for coordinates if you’re dropping by.

Till then.
Orpheum Bell

13 June

La Quijada de Burro

Nonbelievers disperse. Then gather stage front.

La Quijada de Burro
07 June

Buttermilk Jamboree to showcase Orpheum Bell, new instrument

Dear Supporters,

This Saturday, June 11, we are on the bill at 8:00 pm at the Buttermilk Jamboree along with many Michigan bands, and also Ferron.

Circle Pines Center in Delton, MI is the spot. The festival benefits a children’s camp and a community shelter.

We are ready to make it with new songs and a new instrument that we bought on our last tour to Chicago. We also have lost some weight since we last saw you and one of us has been engaged to be married. So: we are full of energy and have the guts to make this show something to remember this summer by.

Come over and say hello.

Until then we remain your band,

Orpheum Bell

15 May

Join us in CHICAGO…


WNUR 89.3 FM “Chicago’s Sound Experiment”
When: Tuesday, May 24 2011, 1:00 PM

Fearless Radio
When: Tuesday, May 24 2011, 4:00 PM


With the The Photographers at The Whistler – MAY 25
Location: 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. Logan Square. Chicago, IL. (773) 227-3530
Time: 9:00PM Wednesday, May 25th

Two Sets at the Uncommon Ground – MAY 26
Location: 3800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-2812
Time: 8:00PM Thursday, May 26th

22 April

In the studio. Again.

We keep recording and recording, giving ourselves over to this machine. Again and again and it won’t even so much as blink to let us know it appreciates any of it.

15 March

TC, Boyne, and South Haven 3/18-20

We will be playing a string of shows this coming weekend in Northern and Western Michigan.

On Friday, March 18th we’ll start by taking up an invitation to visit with WNMC 90.7 FM Traverse City Community Radio at noon.  In the evening we will be playing at the Inside Out Gallery in Traverse City for an 8:00pm engagement. This is our first time playing in Traverse City and you can guess that we’re excited and have good sensations for this show.

Saturday night its north up to the Freshwater Galley in Boyne City. This is our second time here and we’ll be going at it around 8:00pm, right after Nathan Bates and Josh Hall get things started off right.

Finally, Sunday we shift way down to South Haven, MI for a 3:00pm matinee at Foundry Hall. Have a snack before-hand and then come for the music. We’ll prepare a good set list with some new songs that we know you’ll enjoy.

Well, we hope to see you and share a laugh as we travel a gigantic triangle over the state of Michigan this weekend. Until then, drive safely and know that we’re thinking of you.

21 February

Orpheum Bell for Sale! (On Bandcamp)

Visit our new Bandcamp page to listen to/download both of our albums. You can also order signed CDs, posters, and more. Keep checking in for tracks from the new album as well!

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29 January

Sat. 2/5 at the Trinity House Theater in Livonia wsg’s Lac La Belle.

Looking forward to appearing onstage at the Trinity House Theater in Livonia with our friends Lac La Belle next Saturday, 2/5 starting at 8pm. Come join us for a first time test drive of some new ones soon to appear on our 3rd album ‘The Old Sisters’ Home.’