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The Originalites / Bio

The Orignalites began humbly in 2008 as a garage band and have evolved in to the original stylee they call their own today. "The Originalites Volume 1" was released in 2012, supported with multiple tours throughout the nation, each launched in Anaheim with a monster ‘House of Blues Tour Kickoff Show’. In spring of 2012 The Originalites were featured in Ron Condon's ‘Sessions’ at The Woodshed in Malibu. 'Prisms', off of Volume 1, was featured in Timmy Turner's movie 'Cold Thoughts'. 2013 brought with it the award: "O.C's Best Surf Band", as well as a performance at the Pacific Amphitheatre during The Orange County Fair, opening for both The English Beat and Save Ferris. The Originalites are much more than a "Surf Band", mixing elements of Reggae, Punk, Jazz, Ska, and Rock. In 2014, The Originalites were honored to receive "OC's Best Surf Band" award for the second censecutive time. In the recent year they have signed a record deal with "Wright Records" and are currently finishing they're second album "The Originalites Volume 2" recorded at California Sound Studios in Lake Forest. Coming soon March 2016!

General Info

Band Members
Daniel Tello - Guitar, Michael Belk - Saxophone, Peter Fontes - Drums, Tim Frankeny - Bass
Artist Name
The Originalites
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Active Since
Rock / Ska / Punk

Contact Info

Fountain Valley, CA

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