Chalk FarM (band)

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Chalk FarM
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1992–2000, 2010–present
LabelsColumbia Records
TIC Records
Associated actsRusty Truck
50 Foot Wave
Websitehttp://www.chalkfarm.com
MembersMichael Duff
Toby Scarbrough
Trace Ritter
Past membersRob Ahlers
Orlando Sims

Chalk FarM is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles.

Overview[edit]

Original years[edit]

The band released two albums in the late 1990s and are best known for their song "Lie On Lie", which was played for a short time on MTV in late 1996 and received radio airplay in the United States nationwide. Despite critical approval and a cult following, their debut album did not sell well, and the band was dropped from major label Columbia Records soon thereafter;[1] the band broke up in 2000.[2]

Among the musicians the group opened for were Joe Walsh and Seal.[3] Chalk farM also appear as the band playing at the conclusion of the film Coyote Ugly.[4]

Reunion[edit]

According to Chalk farM's Facebook page, the 4 original members are back together, playing regularly in the Los Angeles area, and are "doing a new record."[5]

On February 21st 2014, Orlando Sims died after a lengthy battle with cancer.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Notwithstanding (1996, Columbia Records)
  • Three 2s (2000, TIC Records)
  • Into the Night (2012, Chalk FarM Music)
Extended plays
  • April E.P. (2011, Chalk FarM Music)
  • October E.P. (2011, Chalk FarM Music)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock
1996 "Lie On Lie" No. 36 No. 13 Notwithstanding
1997 "Live Tomorrow" - No. 35 Notwithstanding

Members[edit]

  • Michael Duff (vocals, guitar)
  • Toby Scarbrough (drums, vocals)
  • Trace Ritter (guitar, vocals)
  • Dan Lavery (bass guitar) (2016 as guest musician)

Past Members[edit]

  • Orlando Sims (vocals, bass) (died 2014)
  • Rob Ahlers (drums) (2000)

References[edit]