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Big Hello

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"Los Angeles Times"

“No matters who’s doing the selling, I’m buying Big Hello (July 29 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana), a Chicago four piece. It has made two CDs of punchy, bratty three minute gems.” - K. Bronson

"Goldmine Magazine"

“Have we mentioned recently that Big Hello is one of the best rock and roll bands on the planet?” - C. Cafarelli

"Bucketfull of Brains U.K."

“Big Hello, already one of the best live bands you can see today, have now delivered ample proof of their fully focused recording capabilities. The songs on this album should provide the ammunition, which will at last enable them to explode onto the masses.” - R. Wills


APPLES AND ORANGES (Break-Up! Records)
a double album re-release of the bands first two critically acclaimed CDs plus six rare bonus tracks.

THE ORANGE ALBUM (Break-Up! Records) sold out and out of print.

THE APPLE ALBUM (Parasol Records) sold out and out of print.

BOY VERSUS GIRL VERSES (Break-Up! Records) 7" vinyl EP; sold out and out of print.




Led by acclaimed drummer/songwriter Brad Elvis and fronted by rock chanteuse Chloe F. Orwell, the Chicago-based Big Hello has been celebrated by critics around the globe as a band who rocks with passion and energy, whose songs are brash rock/ pop anthems blended with brilliant radio hooks that don’t let go.

Goldmine Magazine recently called Big Hello “one of the best rock and roll bands on the planet” and the L.A. Weekly listed Big Hello on an exclusive roster of recommended club bands.

Big Hello and their recordings have received rave reviews and feature articles in countless consumer and trade journals, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Amplifier Magazine, Mojo (U.K.), Jem Magazine (Japan), Sound Affects (Sweden), and many more.

Sony Music (New York) vigorously courted the band last year, but the deal was later halted when the imprint lost its financing for new music projects.

The group’s recorded music has received airplay on hometown Chicago commercial radio stations, WXRT, Q101 and WCKG in addition to commercial, college and community radio stations throughout the world.

Songs from the group’s recent albums have been licensed for use in feature films and television shows.

Big Hello’s music has frequently reached the alternative rock top 40 and top 20 charts on

Statistics on the band’s own website at have been reporting well over 1,000 visitors a week from all over the world.

Known for their high-energy, precision live performances, Big Hello has performed throughout the Chicago area and in Los Angeles, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; Santa Ana, CA; Columbus, OH; Milwaukee, WI; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Champaign, IL; Bloomington, IN; Bloomington, IL; Madison, WI; DeKalb, IL; Rockford, IL and many towns in between.