Based in Charlottesville VA, Orion and the Melted Crayons creates their signature sound by blending developing lyrics, intricate harmonies and musicality with smacking grooves. With a penchant for finding joy in the world, the TMC catalog contrasts soaring highs and everyday vibes with poignant pain atop a bed of sweet chords and interlocking poly-rhythm. The songwriting is centered around hope being our umbrella from the world.
Songwriter and producer Orion Faruque, a Charlottesville native, returned to Virginia after years spent traveling the continental US. He promptly got to work assembling a team of multi- instrumentalists to support his songwriting. The September 3rd debut album, "The Good Stuff", adds a neo-soul, rock and indie sound while still touching on the original Appalachian roots of the project.
Over the course of a couple years, the band has grown from an acoustic based project to a full blown funk rhythm section comprised of Electric Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Trumpet, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Drumset and Bass Guitar. The band loves swapping instruments to better serve the song so you may find them playing musical chairs during their next show.
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. Listen to their new music at www.Orionandthemeltedcrayons.com/music or on streaming platforms.