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SUCCESS... Thanks to you!!

Wow... we are grateful and excited that our Kickstarter campaign was a success! We secured over $3800 in partnerships to help fund the recording of FROM ORDINARY's first record. We've finished one song, and are going into the studio again…

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Off and Running!

My band, From Ordinary, has just launched a partnership campaign through Kickstarter, a company that helps artists, authors, and entrepeneurs create campaigns to help make their projects and dreams a reality. Please follow (or cut & paste) the link below…

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2013 News You Can Use!

Plans are falling into place for FROM ORDINARY's upcoming recording project. We've written a few new songs (tried 3 of them out at our Fine Line Music Cafe show December 18) and are thinking we'll be going into the studio…

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Merry Christmas

I want to wish all my family, friends and fans a peaceful and inspirational Holiday Season. Try to find time to escape from the hustle and bustle to just sit back... breathe deeply... and reflect on all your blessings. Remember…

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Scaling Back a Bit

It was an incredibly busy summer and early fall for Costello & Hipps and the Tom Hipps Trio, playing shows 2 to 3 nights a week on a pretty consistent basis. Lots of cool shows, including the Chart House in…

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New Music

Last Tuesday we (From Ordinary) began working up material for our upcoming recording project. We put together a good new song. Everyone contributed, and we had an excellent time. We'll likely record four songs (an EP) to start with, because…

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Exciting From Ordinary News!

My Christian rock band, FROM ORDINARY, has been named the official band of WAJC RADIO! It is a new FM Christian music and talk radio station hoping to launch around Christmastime. One of the most exciting things about this new…

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Busybusybusy

Wow... the calendar is really filling up. Lots of shows in the months ahead with the duo, trio, and my two bands (not to mention a couple of weddings to sing at, a vacation to Colorado and hosting a BBQ…

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Retooled

FROM ORDINARY, my Christian rock band, is excited to introduce our newest members: Jarrod Schroeder, a super-talented guitarist, and Lorne Streiff, drummer extraordinaire. Rounding out the lineup is Kevin Schuyler, the bassist and good friend with whom I played in…

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NEW Christmas Song!

Some of you know that I'm a Big Brothers volunteer. My Little Brother Michael and I have been together nearly 4 years. When we first got together, I taught him the basics of drums; now, he's lettered in band at…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As we come to the end of another (busy!) year, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have come to the shows and/or purchased music or merchandise. In 2011, we played a record number of…

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FROM ORDINARY update!

FROM ORDINARY is fresh off its gig at Crossfest 2011. Man, what a hoot! We rocked hard and had a great time. Yeah, it rained, but we didn't let it dampen our spirits. Sold lots of CD's and T-shirts... thanks…