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Robert Ellis Orrall started his music career in the rock clubs of Boston, legendary venues like The Rat, The Paradise, The Orpheum and Somerville's Inn-Square Men's Bar.
Part of a new wave of Boston artists that included The Neighborhoods, Mission Of Burma, Nervous Eaters and "Til Tuesday, Orrall signed with RCA in 1981. His three critically acclaimed albums, "Fixation", "Special Pain" and "Contain Yourself" were supported with tours opening for U2, The Kinks, NRBQ and countless others.
His breakthrough single was "I Couldn't Say No", a duet with Carlene Carter recorded at Nick Lowe's basement studio in London, which reached the top twenty on the Billboard charts. His musical influences included Lowe, Elvis Costello, and Rockpile, and he recorded his albums at Rockfield Studios in Wales with British producer Roger Bechirian (Costello, Squeeze).
In the 90's Orrall focused on songwriting and producing, writing three Number One songs and producing albums for Warner Bros., Sony, RCA and others. Since then he has racked up close to three hundred cuts as a songwriter, with artists like Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Swift.
In 2002, Orrall and his sons Jake and Jamin started the Nashville –based rock label Infinity Cat Recordings. Working with co-producers Angelo (Kings Of Leon) and Jacquire King (Modest Mouse), he produced Be Your Own Pet for the upstart label, whose roster now includes Cake Bake Betty, JEFF The Brotherhood, Meemaw, and The Mattoid. Orrall has recorded two albums for the label under the band name Monkey Bowl.
Recently he released the title track for "The Book Of Lies" on Victor/SonyBMG and the double CD Mistakes/Gravity on Plastic 350 Records. He is currently working on the third Monkey Bowl album.