The owls &
the orcas

for the love of music



Sat 17 Jun '2320h00Zomerbar Woest, Wuustwezel, BE
Sat 14 Oct '2320h00Cafe Lucienne Concerten, Lint, BE

Previous gigs

Sat 20 May '23De Kapel, Herentals, BE
Mon 1 May '23Letteren Lichting Festival, Leuven, BE - Winner of the audience award
Thu 20 Apr '23Het Elfde Gebod, Tilburg, NL
Sat 8 Apr '23Moby Dick, Antwerp, BE
Sat 25 Mar '23Back To Base Fundraiser, Deurne
Sun 26 Mar '23Cafe Rood-Wit, Antwerp
Wed 22 Mar '23Cafee Cabron, Antwerp
Fri 3 March '23LOC Brewery, Tilburg
Wed 25 Jan '23Cafe Gorillaz, Antwerp
Sat 21 Jan '23JC Ahoy, Wijnegem
Sun 15 Jan '23Cafe Zeezicht, Antwerp
16 Dec '22Night of the Arts, Tilburg
21 Nov '22Club Telex, Ghent

Last day on earth

Release 7 Februari 2023

After the successful release of their first single and a number of gigs in Belgium and the Netherlands, The Owls And The Orcas strike again: their second single "Last Day On Earth" was released on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.The song begins quietly with a guitar pluck and keys. Wannes van Mol's voice sounds vulnerable. Lode Fraussen slowly builds the tension with his guitar and with a solid drum fill, Bas Mertens kicks off the chorus. The Owls And The Orcas' wall of sound comes right at us.The song was produced by Hannes Cuyvers and Tim Leyman of Ramkot.

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About The Owls & The Orcas

The Owls And The Orcas are a young band with talent that matches their ambition. The band was started two years ago by three high school friends from the Antwerp Kunsthumaniora. They continue their education at the Conservatory and Rock Academy of Tilburg and Ghent.Music takes center stage at The Owls And The Orcas. Their sound is as distinctive as the band members themselves. Bas Mertens, whose drumming was shaped by funk and soul, lays the foundation of the band. He propels the storyline of the songs forward. Lode Fraussen, a purebred guitarist with an ear for perfection, draws inspiration from classic rock greats and adds a ruggedness to the sound. Lead singer, bassist and guitarist Wannes van Mol is a jazz guitarist who uses his vocal range and timbre to tell stories with emotion and tension.This creative clash of styles and influences results in catchy, melodious, and narrative songs.

Wannes van Mol

Lead singer, Bass, Guitar

Lode Fraussen

Lead Guitar, Bass

Bas Mertens

Drums, Keys

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Photography Charles Delatin
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