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Robert Ellis Orrall started his music career in the rock clubs of Boston, legendary venues like The Rat, The Paradise, and The Orpheum Theater.  Part of a new wave of Boston artists that included The Neighborhoods, Mission Of Burma, and "Til Tuesday, Orrall signed with RCA in 1980.  His three critically acclaimed albums, "Fixation", "Contain Yourself", and "Special Pain" (which included his first Top 40 Pop hit) were recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales with producer Roger Bechirian (Elvis Costello, Squeeze), and supported with tours opening for U2, The Kinks, NRBQ and countless others.   

In the 90's Orrall focused on songwriting and producing, writing five Number One songs and producing albums for Warner Bros., Sony, RCA and many others.
In 2006, he co-produced Taylor Swift’s 10X Platinum debut and her 2007 follow-up release “Beautiful Eyes”, attaining both the number one and number two albums on the Billboard chart in the same week.


For 30 years, Orrall’s main focus has been artist development. Instrumental in the development of hit artists like Love and Theft (RCA), Michael Peterson (WB), and the aforementioned Ms. Swift, he still found time to record solo albums “Mistakes”, “Gravity”, and 2021’s “467 Surf and Gun Club”, as well as his three off-kilter pop albums with Monkey Bowl.