Frank Orrall is the founder, frontman & guitarist for the rock & soul group Poi Dog Pondering. He is also percussionist and co-singer for the D.C. based Mod dub Rockers Thievery Corporation. His other side projects include Palm Fabric Orchestra and 8fatfat8. This show at SPACE is a rare solo performance.
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 lived between San Francisco, New York, Austin Tx., and Chicago: Recording for Texas Hotel Recordings, Columbia/Sony, Tommy Boy Records & Platetectonic Records. 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 & Adventure.
Watch the video for "This Night Has Opened My Eyes."