Frank Orrall

Frank Orrall

Albany Project Band, DJ Mara

Wed · July 17, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 adv / $22 door

This event is all ages

Frank Orrall
Frank Orrall
Frank Orrall is the founder, frontman / multi-instrumentalist for the ‘Acous-tronic’ Rock & Soul group; Poi Dog Pondering.

He is also: Percussionist and Singer for the D.C. based outernationalists; Thievery Corporation.

(His other side projects include: Palm Fabric Orchestra, Mourning Doves and 8fatfat8).

His Solo show, “The Suitcase Show”: is a combination of unique Video and Audio backing tracks,

Stories, various instruments, and a suitcase full of surprises.

Raised in the Hawaiian Ocean; Frank Orrall is the Son of a Solar Physicist Father, and a Folk song singing Mother. Learning Guitar from his Mother, and a love of poetry and nature from his Father; Frank began to record a series of homemade solo cassette albums out of his bedroom in 1984, and released them on consignment at local record stores around Honolulu and Southern California, under the moniker; Poi Dog Pondering. Since then he has recorded for Texas Hotel Records, Sony Records, Tommy Boy Records & currently, his own label; Platetectonic Recordings.

Frank has lived between Honolulu, San Francisco, New York, Austin Tx., and Chicago. Collaborating along the way with a wide array of fantastic Musicians & Co-conspirators; releasing 8 full length albums as PDP, and traveling extensively with them (and Thievery Corporation); For the love of Music, Prose & Adventure.

He is currently recording new albums for Poi Dog Pondering & Mourning Doves.


Street Musician. Drummer. Guitar Player. Writer of Prose. Body Surfer. Collector of Instruments & Record albums.

Touring Musician: Poi Dog Pondering, Thievery Corporation (& Federico Aubele’s early tours)

He Loves to Cook, Drink Wine & Play Music.

Biggest Dream: To voyage the Pacific on a sailboat.
Albany Project Band
Albany Project Band
Albany Project Band is the brainchild of composer/multi-instrumentalist Michael “Bucky “ Faiella and bassist Michael DiPirro. The duo have been collaborating on various projects for almost 15 years in the Bay Area. Their sound is reminiscent of Ziggy Stardust and Joe Strummer with hints of gospel and soul. The band is slated to release their highly anticipated debut album this summer.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110