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(Boston, MA, August 27, 2006) - Massachusetts rockers Orpheus Reborn are slated to headline a concert to raise funds for Lakota Kidz, a cause that the group has wholeheartedly adopted. The veteran sextet, which includes four members of Boston's seminal 60s soft-rock group Orpheus (Jack McKennes, Harry Sandler, Stephen Martin and Eric "Snake" Gulliksen) as well as famed area musicians Bob Dunlap and Kathi Taylor, are particularly noted for their superb musicianship and the sheer entertainment value of their live performances.

"We're very excited about participating in this event," said Orpheus Reborn bassist Gulliksen. "There are a lot of worthy causes out there, but Lakota Kidz is one that has become very important to us on a personal level."

The benefit, which will be held from 5 to 9 PM on Saturday, September 30 at the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA, will also include a BBQ dinner, cash bar, silent auction and a guided tour of this brand-new facility. Tickets, which are tax deductible, are $25 per person, and may be purchased in advance at or by calling 781-925-9395.

If the Lakota Sioux Nation were recognized as a country, it would be one of the poorest countries in the world. In the Western Hemisphere it would be second only to Haiti. South Dakota's Pine Ridge reservation is home to 40,000 Lakota Americans. 63% live below the poverty level and 65% are children under the age of sixteen.

Lakota Kidz is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that raises funds to support a Head Start program, a Fuel Assistance program and an adopt a child for the holidays program. Lakota Kidz has no salaries or administrative costs - 100% of all donations go to helping these impoverished people.

For more information on Lakota Kidz, visit the organization's web site:
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(Boston, MA, July 13, 2006) - Orpheus Reborn will emerge from the recording studio for two days in August, to play back-to-back free outdoor concerts in cooperation with two historic Massachusetts communities.

The veteran sextet, known for their rich harmonies and rocking rhythms, will first join the Town of Maynard in celebrating the opening of its new Public Library on Friday, August 4. The band will perform on the Maynard Town Commons at 7PM (rain date August 11). For information about Maynard, click on:

At noon the next day, Saturday, August 5, Orpheus Reborn will, for the third consecutive year, take the stage at the annual Scituate Heritage Days Music Festival.

"We love coming back to Scituate Harbor," said vocalist-guitarist Jack McKennes. "After all, it's our rebirth-place."

For it was on that stage in 2004 that McKennes and three other former members of the Boston icon Orpheus (Can't Find the Time to Tell You) - Eric "Snake" Gulliksen, Stephen Martin, and Harry Sandler - appeared together for the first time in more than 30 years. The four soon added lead guitarist "Boston" Bob Dunlap and percussionist Kathi Taylor to complete the current ensemble.

Immediately following Orpheus Reborn's Scituate appearance will be sets by Mountain, featuring Leslie West, and Leon Russell. All performances are free. For information about Scituate, click on:

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(Boston, MA, February 15, 2006): Two icons from the vibrant rock scene of the 60s and 70s will meet again at 9 PM on March 16, as Ten Years After and Orpheus Reborn perform at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville.

British blues rockers Ten Years After first caught America's attention with their jet-propelled performance of I'm Going Home at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969. Also well known in the States for their psychedelic anthem, I'd Love to Change the World, the original band released 10 albums.

In 2002, founding members Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, and Chick Churchill reunited and combined with 27-year-old guitarist-vocalist Joe Gooch. The new ensemble released its first CD, Ten Years After Now, in 2004. They are currently touring Europe, and will play a number of U.S. venues in March.

Perhaps best remembered for their classic hit single Can't Find the Time (To Tell You), the original Orpheus released four albums and five singles between 1967 and 1971. More recently, three major CD compilations have been issued. The crown jewel of the "Boston Sound," Orpheus shared the stage with the Who, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Cream, Blood Sweat and Tears and many others, including the original Ten Years After.

Orpheus Reborn bassist Eric "the Snake" Gulliksen said that he and his fellow Orpheus alumni - Stephen Martin, Jack McKennes, and Harry Sandler - got back together in the summer of 2004 for an impromptu set at the Scituate Heritage Days Music Festival.

"We dug it so much, we decided to go for it again," said Gulliksen.

The addition of lead guitarist Bob Dunlap and percussionist Kathi Taylor completed Orpheus Reborn's driving, contemporary sound. The sextet is currently recording a new CD.

Both Ten Years After and Orpheus Reborn will present new original material, as well as updated versions of their classics.

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Johnny D's: (617) 776-2004,


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Orpheus Reborn to Headline
2005 South Boston Street Festival

First Boston Appearance of
Reconstituted Group

On Saturday, September 10, Orpheus Reborn will perform at the 2005 South Boston Street Festival. This appearance marks the first time that the group will appear in Boston.

The original Orpheus was one of the most beloved Boston bands to reach national prominence. Some have called the group the "fathers of Boston's Rock and Roll." The new six-person Orpheus Reborn includes four members of the original group, as well as two well known Southie musicians.

Orpheus Reborn will appear at 3:15 PM, on the stage located on East Broadway near
the Stop & Shop, between K and L streets.

The Festival, which will run from 11 AM to 5 PM, includes live entertainment on two stages, over 100 merchants and vendors, children's activities, artists, street performers and more. Well over 10,000 people are expected to attend.

For more information, call the South Boston Chamber of Commerce at


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Orpheus Reborn to Make Television Debut

Reconstituted Legendary Boston Band to Appear
on Major Cable Network Program

(Boston, MA, August 20, 2005): Using their enthusiastically received debut concert at the Scituate (MA) Heritage Days Music Festival on August 6 as a springboard, Orpheus Reborn is ascending at an accelerated rate.

At 7 PM on Monday, August 29, the band will appear on Comcast Network CN8's NiteBeat, hosted by Barry Nolan. This program is received by more than 2.5 million New England households. An abbreviated version, featuring highlights, is aired at 11:30 PM and reaches over 6.5 million additional homes in the Northeastern United States.

Four of the group's six members are alumni of the original Orpheus, perhaps best known for their classic 1969 hit Can't Find the Time (to Tell You). The addition of a lead guitarist and second percussionist gives the troupe a rock vitality often missing from the original pop act, and six-part harmonies add a rich texture to the sound of Orpheus Reborn.

"We are definitely not 'your father's Orpheus'", said vocalist-guitarist-harmonica player Stephen Martin, who has written much of the band's material. Their all-original repertoire includes "new songs as well as dramatically revamped oldies," he said, adding that their NiteBeat appearance will showcase both of these genres. The band will perform three songs, including an "unplugged" version of Can't Find the Time which, at least for now, will be exclusive to NiteBeat.

Orpheus Reborn will also headline the South Boston (MA) Street Festival on Saturday, September 10.

Contact: Leland Stein, Sound Counselors
(617) 694-6612,


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Orpheus Reborn Added To
All-Star Festival Lineup

New Incarnation of Legendary Boston Band
to Appear August 6 at
Heritage Days Music Festival, Scituate, MA

(Boston, MA, July 10, 2005): At 11:15 AM Saturday, August 6, marking the first anniversary of an impromptu reunion, four original members of Boston's renowned band Orpheus, Jack McKennes, Harry Sandler, Stephen Martin and Eric Gulliksen, along with noted area musicians Bob Dunlap and Kathi Taylor, will take the stage for the first time as Orpheus Reborn. This performance will be a part of Scituate's Heritage Days Music Festival.

The two-day Festival, August 6 and 7, is headlined by legendary rockers Jefferson Starship (aka Jefferson Airplane and Starship), whose past hits include classics like White Rabbit, Somebody To Love and We Built This City. Also appearing will be Mood Ring, a collaboration including Robbie Dupree and Orleans members Lance and Larry Hoppen.

Orpheus Reborn bass guitarist Eric Gulliksen says, "Since we decided to regroup a year ago, we've been writing music, rehearsing and assembling marketing and promotional materials. Our demo CD is complete, our web site live and, although there's still a lot of work to be done, we are thrilled with the buzz that is starting. The media has been very welcoming and we're excited about the coverage we've received."

The group's sound is a departure from the original 60's "sunshine pop". " We have a lot more to work with now," said drummer Harry Sandler. "With Bob and Kathi we have a fantastic lead guitar, captivating and exotic percussion effects like steel drums, chimes and congas, and the ability to do six-part harmonies. The original group was a lot more limited."

The Orpheus Reborn web site ( went online in early June and the band is preparing for their next series of recording sessions. A full CD release is in the works.

Musical events for the Heritage Days Festival will be on the Festival's outdoor stage, adjacent to Scituate harbor. Admission is free.

Contact: Leland Stein, Sound Counselors
(617) 694-6612,


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(This was sent, as a joke, to friends and family. You might be surprised at how many believed it!)


Orpheus Reborn
Planning 2016 Olympic Appearance

Legendary Musical Group
Looking to the Future

(Boston, MA, July 10, 2005): In an unprecedented move, Orpheus Reborn has disclosed that its legal staff is preparing a bid for the group to perform at the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (location tbd).

As first stages in their evolving campaign, Orpheus Reborn has launched a web site ( and recorded a four-song CD demo that has been critically acclaimed and is starting to receive airplay. An extensive media blitz is under way as well. The group has also been added to the all-star lineup of the Heritage Days Music Festival to be held in Scituate, MA, August 6 and 7. Orpheus Reborn will be appearing on Saturday, August 6, at approximately 11:15 AM on the Festival Stage adjacent to Scituate harbor.

The group, comprising Bob Dunlap, Eric Gulliksen, Stephen Martin, Jack McKennes, Harry Sandler and Kathi Taylor, presents a unique sound that will appeal to the wide demographics of the expected audience for the 2016 Games. Says Sandler: "By then, the Olympics will no longer be the exclusive province of the very young. Competition sports will have changed even more than they have today. Recently, the International Olympic Committee announced that baseball and softball would not be included in the 2008 Games. We expect to see new sports added that appeal to the evolving world population, like marathon shuffleboard and extreme Bingo. Our music resonates with aficionados of these, as well as with those of more traditional, youth-oriented sports."

"We're deep in songwriting mode in preparation for the Olympic gig," added Gulliksen. "Our proposal will include a theme and song suite that we've tentatively titled Homo Geriaitricus: You're Never Too Old To Boogie. This will be an epic presentation like nothing people have ever seen!"

The group plans to utilize cutting edge technology in the presentation, including full 4D cinematic holography, nanotech augmentation and virtual reality. Their multi-media staff has already been dispatched worldwide to record footage for the event.

At the time of this writing, members of the International Olympic Committee were not available for comment.


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Legendary Musical Group Busy Rehearsing, Recording,
Reinventing Their Sound

(Boston, MA, May 3, 2005): One of the most popular Boston rock bands of the Sixties, Orpheus, has emerged from extended hibernation to an active reincarnation as Orpheus Reborn - a newly-conceived band with ties to an illustrious past, but a focus on fresh ideas and new songs - five of which they are in the midst of recording at Magpie Sound Design in Dorchester.

ORPHEUS 1967-1972

The original Orpheus was founded in 1967 by guitarists Jack McKennes and (name deleted), bass guitarist Eric "the Snake" Gulliksen, and drummer Harry Sandler. All members contributed vocals and musical material. The group had a successful run through the end of 1969, recording three albums and four singles for MGM Records. All of the albums and two singles, including the signature song Can't Find The Time, reached the best-seller charts in Billboard magazine. Can't Find The Time, considered one of the classic love songs of the late '60s, still receives air play today, and was covered by the Rose Colored Glass, the Groovin' Strings and, most recently, by Hootie and the Blowfish on the sound track to the Jim Carey movie "Me, Myself and Irene."

The group played major venues throughout the United States, sharing the stage with performers such as Blood, Sweat and Tears, the Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, the Rascals and Janis Joplin. Their second album, Ascending, reached #10 in the 1968 Playboy magazine "Jazz and Pop Poll" (Vocal Album of the Year category).

Another musician, Stephen Martin, although performing with a different band at that time, was an integral part of the original Orpheus (producer Alan Lorber referred to him as "the fifth voice of Orpheus". He contributed several songs to the first three albums, including the classics Congress Alley and Music Machine.

After the original group disbanded in December 1969, a reconstituted group which included Martin as a full-fledged, performing member released a fourth album and a single on Bell Records in 1971. Martin wrote a majority of the songs on that album, including the single Big Green Pearl, and the haunting Tomorrow Man. The group continued to perform through 1972.


The summer of 2004 saw an impromptu, on-stage reunion of McKennes, Sandler, Martin, and Gulliksen at the Heritage Days Music Festival in Scituate, Massachusetts - a gig so successful that they decided to regroup and look to the future. With the addition of lead guitarist Bob Dunlap and percussionist Kathi Taylor, Orpheus Reborn has arrived. All six members contribute vocals, original songs, and instrumental expertise to the group's repertoire.

Says Harry Sandler, "Our intent has been to incorporate a contemporary feel to the sound we had in the past - put more meat on the Orpheus bone, so to speak. We are certainly not your father's Orpheus... "

Contact: Leland Stein, Sound Counselors
(617) 694-6612,

Note: One of the members of the original Orpheus has requested that his name be removed from this page. We have complied with this request as a courtesy, despite the fact that his identity is a matter of public record. This individual has been designated (name deleted).


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(Boston, MA, January 1, 2005): Among the surprise visitors to a recent Open House at Magpie Sound Design in Dorchester were three members of Boston's seminal rock group, Orpheus -- Stephen Martin, Eric Gulliksen, and Harry Sandler.

Active in the late '60s and early '70s, Orpheus was one of the few Boston bands of that era to achieve national prominance. During that time, they recorded their signature song, Can't Find the Time, considered one of the classic love songs of the '60s. As testament to their enduring popularity, three Orpheus CD collections -- taken from their four original LPs (on MGM and Bell Records) -- were released internationally on major labels during the past few years.

Rumor has it that something serious is in the wind... Orpheus alive in 2005? Stay tuned. We'll find the time to tell you...

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(617) 694-6612,


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