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Charlottesville V.A.

Orion and the Melted Crayons

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Shows

Dec. 12th: Fellinis No. 9

10:00 PM- 1:00 AM

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 13th: Peloton Station

7:00-10:00 PM

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 19th: Southern Crescent Gallery

7:00-10:00 PM

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 20th: Peloton Station

7:00-10:00 PM

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 21st: Private Party

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 22nd: Kendall Street Company, Orion and the Melted Crayons and Asher McGlothlin

5:00PM

Grundy VA

 

Dec. 27th: Commonwealth Skybar

6:00-9:00PM

Charlottesville VA

Dec. 28th: Hill Country Live

9:00PM- 12:00AM

Washington DC

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Biography

Orion and the Melted Crayons creates their signature sound by blending developing lyrics, intricate harmonies and musicality in a refreshing manner. With a penchant for finding the joy in the world, the TMC catalog contrasts soaring highs and everyday vibes with poignant pain atop a bed of sweet chords and interlocking rhythm.

 

An evening with TMC will take you from the colors of indie rock thoug to the grooves of reggae, jazz and Funk.


Songwriter and producer Orion Faruque is a Charlottesville native returning to Virginia after 7 years traveling the continental US. His songwriting is centered around hope being our umbrella from the world and sharing happiness through art. The catchy melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics and conscious harmony are sure to make you smile.​

As the Melted Crayons, the band's musical friendship brings a dynamic and conversational feel to the songs. They are constantly learning from each other and expanding their musical knowledge. TMC scales from a duo/trio for smaller venues all the way up to a full band for large venues. 

 

Members:

Orion Faruque

Ryan Blanton

Ryan Goodrich

Austin Angulo

Grady Tollison

Nan Macmillian

Elie Bashkow

 
 
 

Interviews

Orion. Ryan and Ryan on I Love Cville Podcast

Listen to the Podcast

Orion on On The Rise Podcast

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Orion and the Melted Crayons live on 92.3 XRK:

Listen to the interview and live performance

Recent Releases

2018.11.17: Take a Snap-Single


After the 24 hour Breathe EP in May of 2018, Orion and the Melted Crayons toured in support of the EP, released a stop motion music video for the title track and began writing new material. Built on Orion's intricate guitar and direct vocals written in September of 2018, the "Take A Nap" single is reminiscent of a summer spent with a friend or lover so comfortable to be near that words aren't necessary. The supporting harmony of the vocals, violin and piano work with the songwriting to create a singular Melted Crayon sound. 

Featured crayons: Andrew, Elie, Nan, Orion

2018.05.21: Breathe E.P.

Orion was stranded at Orchard Hill Studios after playing the 2018 Saluda Art Festival and decided to make it count. He challenged himself to compose a new piece, record 4 songs and release an EP in 24 hours. 

After a Sunday morning spent writing Champagne, Orion called Ryan Blanton over to spend the afternoon tracking and a following night mixing.   24 long hours later, a collection of 2 of Orion's newest songs pair with 2 of his older favorites on the Breathe E.P.

 

North Carolina based Ryan Blanton accompanies Orion on Acoustic/Slide Guitar, Mandolin and Vocal Harmonies. As the original Melted Crayons, Ryan and Orion's musical friendship brings a dynamic and conversational feel to their playing. They are constantly learning from each other and expanding their musical knowledge. 

 

Contact

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Telephone:

434.531.3692

 
 

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