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BIOGRAPHY


Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.


Orb Mellon’s blues mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Bukka White and Junior Kimbrough, Orb Mellon  performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one early reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.”  He has performed extensively around the eastern United States sharing the stage with such diverse acts as David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs and Charlie Parr in addition to being a long time touring partner of Brownbird Rudy Relic.  In 2015, the Orb Mellon Trio was formed with harpmaster Dave “Kosher Kid” Robbins and drummer Mark Hennessy.


Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums as well as 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national and international press.  His music has been included in feature films and television.  His songs “Long Way Home”, “What I’m Gonna Do with You” (both from his album Love Above) and “Gonna Find It” (from his album Moan) were featured in seasons 3 and 4 of the FX network hit crime drama “Justified” and in the feature film “Kill For Me.” “Aberdeen” (from Love Above) was included in the 2012 season of the HBO drama “True Blood.” Most recently, his song “Born A Long Time Ago” (from his album Love & Violence) was included in two episodes of the 2015 season of the CBS / Spielberg produced Sci-Fi drama “Extant” staring Oscar winner Halle Berry.


MOAN

(V-Hold, 2009)

“If Orb Mellon’s Blues is a vision of how the blues will continue to thrive then I can give nothing but praise.”- Blues Matters!

“A great record”- Blues in Britain

“As gritty as it is good, Moan is a fine piece of post-modern blues”-Living Blues

“haunting...subversive”-Blues Revue

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LOVE ABOVE

(V-Hold, 2007)

“Masterful...a truly bluesy blues album”-Fairfield County Weekly

“Every track is a winner...a contender for my album of the year”-Blues in Britain

“Intense, emotionally moving performances”-Blues Revue

“Orb Mellon can play”-Living Blues

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OM AMB

(V-Hold, 2007)

Limited edition EP including 3 ambient instrumental soundscapes that accompanied multimedia artist Peer Hansen’s NYC exhibit “Man Made Lake”.

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THE JUKE SHALL RISE AGAIN...

(Juke City, 2009)

Limited edition of 100 split EP with Brownbird Rudy Relic

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LOVE & VIOLENCE

(Reltone, 2013)

“instantly and simultaneously like a recently unearthed blues fossil and a modern edgy classic”- The Noise


“[Orb Mellon]’s voice slides amongst the guitar chords and drum beats like a viper in the woods. It’s the voice that told Eve, ‘Go ahead, its only an apple.’ ”- Bibliodiscoteque

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