Monday, January 24, 2011

Meet Channce Moffitt

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Channce Moffitt, the newest addition to THE ORANGE. After a wild and unmatched performance at The House of Blues last week Channce has now resumed lead guitar duties for the band. What many of you may not know about him is that Channce was actually a founding member of THE ORANGE in 2005 but left to pursue a solo project named The Opposites Attract. He is by far the most interesting guitar player we have ever had and we are very excited to have him back in the fold. When you see him give him a warm welcome and also be prepared for some of the most interesting noises you will ever hear. THE ORANGE will resume playing live this March at the SXSW festival in Austin and a tentative show is in the works in Dallas with our freinds Hoyotoho. Stay warm and stay tuned.

The House of Blues Show was Fantastic!

We hope everyone had an amazing time at The House of Blues the other night! You guys were awesome and The Orange had a spectacular show becasue of it! We really appreciate everyone coming out on such short notice. Special thanks to the staff at the HOB for making us feel right at home and especially to Jeff our soundengineer for the crisp landscape. I also want to thank Channce Moffitt, our new guitarist for learning  the tunes in less than two practices and being a sonic scientist on his guitar.  Much more of Channce is to come so stay tuned! Meanwhile here are a few pics of the show and our Foundation Room after party.

Friday, January 14, 2011


THE ORANGE will be playing a very special show at The House of Blues in Dallas Texas on Wednesday  January 19th, main support for the national act ALPHA REV on Hollywood records. We hope everyone can make it out because we can't wait to bring you our rock n' roll tunes at this landmark Dallas venue. Tickets are on sale right now at all ticketmaster locations. You can also buy yours by simply following the link below.  Tonight as I am writing this I'm gearing up for an awesome night of music in Deep Ellum. First we are stopping by the Black Swan across from TREES to see Robbie and his band The Red 100's. After that we're hitting The Curtain Club to see The House Harkonnen and Fair to Midland two rocking bands. Last but not least, the HOYOTOHO boys are christening the most recently re-opened Club DaDa which I scoped out last week. The place is really nice with an awesome mural from Dallas own Frank Campagna. It's really refreshing to see such a lively night in the Dallas music scene again. I really couldn't ask for more.
So Cheers! to everyone and THE ORANGE will see you at The House of Blues Wednesday night!

For tickets: They are an easy $10!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Frankie Campagna, Rest in Peace My Friend

 I woke up this morning to hear the most awful news I've ever heard in all my life the first day of a new year. Local musician and freind Frankie Campagna of the band Spector 45 passed away last night. I met Frankie nine years ago in Deep Ellum when we were both very young and playing in bands. His bands name, Spector 45 was always listed next to my bands name, Special Edword,  in local music listings and brochures.  Their was even a bit of a freindly rivalry between us because we were both the youngest bands down there to be playing sucessfully. Frankie Campagna was a hell of a good guy and I respected him emensely. He stuck to his talents and was true to himself and his art... which speaks volumes about the kind of person he was. I'll never forget seeing Spector 45 at the 2003 NMF in Deep Ellum playing in the bed of a vintage pickup. Frankie lived a genuine life and will be horribly missed. God bless you and your family Frankie.  My thoughts and prayers go to his father Frank Campagna senior and his lovely sister Amber Campagna. This has been a somber New Years Day.