Orson

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Orson formed in 2000 around a core of Jason Pebworth and guitarist George Astasio. The group took its name from Hollywood legend Orson Welles. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, they admired the great man's work (Jason: "Orson Welles was a maverick who took a lot of shit and made a lot of enemies yet his art stood the test of time."). Secondly, they saw a sandwich named after him and reckoned that the name just sounded good. "We were in a little coffee shop in Hollywood," Jason recalls, "and there was a list of sandwiches: the Greta Garbo, the Clark Gable, the Orson Welles. That got me thinking..." (Note: the sandwich was filled with Gouda cheese and pickles, and none of the band ate one.)

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Orson - Ain't No Party

10th October 2007 -

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Orson, Happiness, Video Stream

1st August 2006 -

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Orson Happiness Video streamOrson are set to release Happiness on Mercury Records on the 7th August, This is the band's third single from their album 'Bright Idea'. In the Autumn of 2005 Orson decided to...

orson - Happiness

31st July 2006 -

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Orson Happiness Single ReviewThe third single test for a new band is often the toughest and most revealing, as most people are familiar with their work and arguably the best two songs have set a...

Orson - Liverpool Academy

25th May 2006 -

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Orson (Liverpool Academy, 22/05/2006)Live ReviewHow the flighty have risen, just three months ago the soaring Californian outfit, Orson were playing an intimate set in front of a hundred fifty odd people at the Academy Three...

Orson, Bright Idea, Video Stream

9th May 2006 -

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Orson Bright Idea Video StreamBy the time Orson released their debut single 'No Tomorrow' the band had already graced the cover of The Sunday Times Culture supplement, made their debut performance on Top of the...

Orson - Bright Idea

24th April 2006 -

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OrsonBright Idea08/05/06 Mercury RecordsSingle ReviewSuch is the topsy-turvy nature of the modern music set that one minute Orson were playing a cosy gig in Manchester's Academy Three. Just a few months later the swirling 'No...

Orson - Bright Idea

6th March 2006 -

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Orson "Bright Idea" Mercury Album Review Named after legendary actor Orson Welles, this Hollywood quintet formed in 2000, playing what they describe as "two guitar power-pop". Singer Jason Pebworth was drawn to music having...

Orson - No Tomorrow

13th February 2006 -

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OrsonNo TomorrowSingle ReviewMercuryNamed after Hollywood legend Orson Welles, Texan Jason Pebworth formed this quintet in 2000, having spent years in various theatre productions. He describes the band's sound as, "guitar rock but we have...

Orson, No Tomorrow, Video Stream

2nd February 2006 -

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OrsonNo TomorrowVideo Stream27th FebruaryOn the 27th of January Orson are set to release their british debut 'No Tomorrow'. Having ended 2005 in a whirlwind California's Orson are all set to take...

Orson, Already Over, Video Stream

26th September 2005 -

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