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FROM ORDINARY expands its horizons!

My Spirit-fueled rock band FROM ORDINARY is heading down a new, exciting path! We have decided to add significantly more cover material (other peoples' songs) to our playlist. We have many musical heroes whom we wish to honor by performing…

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Into the New Year...

Hope you had a nice Holiday Season. Other than our Pourhouse show on December 17, From Ordinary has been laying low. We're reconvening in January to discuss future plans, and the direction(s) we'd like to go. Holiday sales of our…

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ALBUM RELEASE

My band, FROM ORDINARY, has just released its first album, 211 Degrees. Seven power-packed tunes pumped out by four music industry vets, influenced by acts like Squeeze, Beatles, Genesis, U2, Elton John, and a smidgen of Aerosmith. Check out our…

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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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