The Ormidales are Bill Oliver and Mark Branscombe, singer /songwriters based in Vancouver BC. Since forming in 2007 they have co-written and released three independent albums, the self titled The Ormidales, These Little Dreams, and Bijou Blue and numerous singles and videos. The Ormidales are well regarded and receive airplay throughout Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and Asia. One of the pleasant surprises for The Ormidales was to have their song “Waiting For Catherine To Call” played at two Liverpool soccer games with audiences of 50,0000 each game!
They had two tracks on a Scottish release “Destitunes” which saw proceeds go to the homeless in Glasgow. They were nominated for “Song of the Year” on UK Radio Six International with their infectious “What Am I Supposed To Do” in 2009 The Ormidales offer a unique sound that results from their love of multi-genre music and their willingness to venture into many styles of music. The songwriting has a visual aspect to it; there’s always story with a setting most of the time and so the music is usually well suited to video or film imagery …or what you find in your mind when you close your eyes.
2020 provided an isolated opportunity and inspiration for Mark and Bill to collaborate via Zoom with a new cover and video for of the 1958 classic “A Summer Place” and release of “Pretty Numb” a single which won their innovative video an award on a UK television show. “New Rome” was another single and video released on the day of the US Election in 2020, a hard look at modern day events that mirrored the decline of the Roman Empire. In 2021 The Ormidales kicked off the summer of 2021 with “Strangers After All” a new single and video that delights the eye and ear with it’s theme of breaking through isolation and connecting people, their past and present with technology.
Fabulous guys to talk to and great music with a hint of Roy Orbison. Music that tells a story and very relatable.
SOURCE: Official Bio
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