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Hi-Res (300ppi) Band Photos:

Band Photo #1
(by Daniel Coston)

CLICK HERE for Band Photo #2
(by Brian Vetter)

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(L-R): Django (vocals, guitar), Mark (vibes, organ), Dan (drums), Gabriele (violin), Matt (bass).
Band Photo by Robb Oliver.
The Old Ceremony on the Half Shell
The Old Ceremony draws their water from a deep well of music ranging from the Beatles to Beck, Leadbelly to Led Zeppelin. Unorthodox instrumentation meets superb songwriting, to create a unique interpretation of rock'n'roll.

After two highly acclaimed albums and four years of touring, the Chapel Hill, NC band has built a large and loyal following. TOC has performed with CAKE, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chuck Berry, Polyphonic Spree, Mountain Goats, and Avett Brothers, and was included in PASTE Magazine's "Top 100 Albums of 2006."

TOC is figureheaded by songwriter/raconteur Django Haskins, and includes bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Dan Hall, vibes/organist Mark Simonsen, and violinist/keyboardist Gabriele Pelli.