"Herbert Bail Orchestra journeys into the American psyche." - Nowness
"Foot stomping folk" - Las Vegas Weekly
"Rich in storytelling." - BuzzBands LA
ABOUT THE BAND
From the depths of the modern American folk movement comes the vast musical journey known as the Herbert Bail Orchestra. Singer-songwriter Anthony Frattolillo leads a ten piece ensemble incorporating elements of folk-rock-Americana-blues and country music.
"A fusion of past and present, frontier and adventure, psyche and soul. Full sounds and powerful live performances pull listeners into their timeless dimension." says M. Duwe of The Huffington Post.
"A danceable Wild West showdown, if sheriffs and outlaws resorted to dance-offs instead of gun duels." says K. Beachum of Violent Success (which gave the debut album a 9 out of 10).
The Herbert Bail Orchestra's first full length album The Future's in the Past was released on vinyl record in early 2013. Kevin Bronson of BuzzbandsLA called it "a collection of gypsy folk that carves out myths of its own." Traversing from the cryptic shadows of Holy Smokes to the Western infused ballads portrayed in songs like The Nature of Things . "Almost sounds like Tom Waits and Neil Diamond had a voice baby. Herbert Bail leaves you amazed!" said MySpoonful.
After many amazing live shows and having the opportunity to open for such artists as The California Honeydrops, The Wild Reeds, The Dustbowl Revival and more -- in 2015 the band conceived and produced a two-part music video inspired by songs from their first album. Part 1: The Nature of Things, was exclusively released on Nowness, received a Vimeo Staff Pick, was named ‘Six of the Best Creative Music Videos' by 1.4 and won Best Music Video at the Ciclope Short Film Festival.
The Herbert Bail Orchestra performs regularly in and around Los Angeles and is finishing a collection of new songs for release this Fall 2017.
Herbert Bail has also had the honor of being featured on JAM IN THE VAN, KXLU, KXSC, SOFAR SOUNDS, BADASS BANDS, SXSW'S CRAVE\MARSHALL MUSIC SHOWCASE, THE BASEMENT SESSIONS and more. As well as receiving notable mention in LA Weekly's BEST SHOWS TO SEE IN LA, Buzzbands LA, LAS VEGAS WEEKLY, OC WEEKLY, LA RECORD and others.
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS