Orville Nash hails from Atlantic-City New-Jersey , USA , where he was born on August third 1947 .
He often went to the Steel Pier in Atlantic City , where he saw such artists as Conway Twitty , Johnny & The Hurricanes , Jerry Lee Lewis , and Ricky Nelson . As he attended a Ricky Nelson Show there in 1961, and while hearing “Poor Little Fool” a vision got hold of him : “ He would become a R’N’R Singer” .Afterhe graduated from High School in 1965 he started his musical career in local clubs throughout NJ. Later he went to Houston TX where he met Huey P Meaux , the famous Crazy Cajun Label producer who took over Bill Quinn & Gold Star Studio on Brock Street This encounter was a key factor that influenced Orville’s style and music in the “genres” traditional Country , Honky-Tonk , Rockabilly , Blues.

He also met Sleepy Labeef who spurred him on to strive forward and which destiny helped in meeting again 22 years later during the International Rockabilly Festival of Munich during1991, where Orville shared the same bill and performed backed by the legendary Bob Fish (Johnny & The Roccos”).All this thanks to Tex Aicardi ,of the “Rolling Rock CH Label” for whom he recorded the “Nashin’ Around” LP in 1990, that has become a collector’s item. His first “45”in 1989 & Gator Boogie Woogie Man & on the Bronco Label is a milestone , but his songwriting talent is also displayed on Country tracks such as & BIG RIG DRIVER & a true grit truck driver song, & The Girl with the Sparkling Eyes a melodious and sentimental tune highlighted by the harmonica of Nicolas Wayne Toussaint , award winner of the best harp player 2001 in France, and finally & Dying Breed & a country Ballad that would certainly have appealed to country stars such as Alan Jackson or George Strait .Orville and his new combo proves beyond doubt that they are at their best both on stage and on record. Their latest Cd “Honky Tonk Mood” on the U.K. Label : “Foot Tapping Records” will surely attest of this.You may also listen to some of Orville’s former recordings bychecking out his website : www.orvillenash.com and check out his FB Page : www.orville.nash.gamblers

 

 

Festival Country à Albi Mai 1990
Rock'n Roll Festival de Munich Juillet 1991



Rencontre avec Bob Fish

Festival de Dore L'église avec le légendaire Bill Monroe 1992
Festival Inter Celtique de Lorient Août 1993


Tournée en Scandinavie avec Wanda Jackson 1994 à 1999

Malun Country Festival Suède
Franch' Country Festival Trevilliers Août 2000
Festival Country de la Baïse Septembre 2000
Country Rock Festival du Confluent Mai 2001
Country Music Les 20 Ans de Coastline 3 Mai 2003
Festival de Vergeze dans le Gars Novembre 2004 et Avril 2005