ABOUT THE BAND
One of LA Weekly's Best Shows to See in LA
"Rich in storytelling." - BuzzBands LA
"Herbert Bail Orchestra journeys into the American psyche." - Nowness
From the depths of the modern American folk movement comes 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 Morena Duwe of The Huffington Post.
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.
"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).
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 one of ‘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 the band's latest album, History's Made at Night will be available online everywhere soon.
Herbert Bail has been featured on Jam in the Van, KXLU, KXSC, Sofar Sounds, Badass Bands, SXSW'S Crave/Marshall Music Showcase with Eagles of Death Metal, and more. They have also received a notable mention in LA Weekly's Best Shows to See in LA, Buzzbands LA, LAS VEGAS WEEKLY, OC WEEKLY, and LA RECORD, to name a few.