Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Swinging Orangutangs


Bird Peeple:

Millions of you have asked me:

"Bill, what's the name of the incredible band you perform with, and where can we listen to your music?"

Well, I'm glad you asked. My band is called The Swinging Orangutangs. Yes, that's orangutang with a "G."
We put the 'tang back in orangutan.

We've been playing out since about 1994, and recorded the critically acclaimed (if our parents' opinions count) CD "Mood Swings" in 1997.

Here is "Sadness Turns to Slush" from that album:
Sadness Turns to Slush.mp3

We have been on a hiatus for the past year while I worked on some books, but now we're baaaack.

This past Sunday we played for a wedding reception on a local sternwheel boat, The Valley Gem. It was a beautiful evening on the Ohio River. Of course we rocked the house, made everyone dance, and as a bonus we saw lots of birds on the river, including a merlin and an osprey. Plus, we got paid!

The Swinging Orangutangs are:
BT3: guitar, vocals
Julie Zickefoose: vocals, flutes, percussion
Andy Thompson: guitar, piano, vocals
Steve McCarthy: drums, vocals
Marty Margolis: bass

We are currently getting our karma together for another CD. I'll post a rough cut of one of our songs here soon.

Bye for now,

BT3

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