Tales of Olde was founded on a deep passion for music and the notion that our shared stories are what bind us to each other and to the world around us. At the center of their songs is an insistence that, even in the midst of heartbreak and sorrow, a great, ancient hope is alive and well among us, drawing us together to sing, celebrate, and love.
Boston-based band Tales of Olde is comprised of members from all over the map. Lucas (Lead Vocals) and Evelyn (Vocals) Cortazio are from Brazil, while the band’s other couple Drew (Lead Guitar) and Ellen (Fiddle) Story are from Texas and Tennessee respectively. The rhythm section of the band consists of Chicago-native Al Cleveland (Drums) and California (aka “Heaven-on-Earth”)-native Jeff Kinsey (Bass).
The band members met and began playing together at a church in Boston in early 2011. After two years of playing on Sunday mornings here and there, The Cortazios and Storys decided to start a music project together. The group was quickly and magically infused with groove by Jeff and Al. In early 2013, after a few months of songwriting and a brief experience on the road, the band became a reality. The band burst into the Boston scene by playing a few house shows in the summer of 2013, and working their way up through small local venues like PA’s Lounge, All Asia, and The Middle East. Just a couple months after playing their first house show to about 30 friends in a living room, Tales of Olde opened for The Ballroom Thieves at The Sinclair, to a sold-out crowd of over 600 people.
Tales of Olde released their first single “This Place” in early October and is currently working hard to release their debut EP in early 2014. Stay connected with the band on twitter, facebook and instagram, and be on the lookout for a show near you!
“When we first heard Tales of Olde we immediately knew they were a band after the M&T crew’s collective heart. With acoustic guitar, strings, and male/female vocal harmonies, discovering Tales of Olde was a similar experience to the first time we saw The Head and the Heart back in early 2011.” -Maimed and Tamed