"Behold the vocal power of Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish." (Baltimore Magazine)
Led by Olsen-Ecker and Wimbish, both classically-trained musicians, Outcalls creates genre-defying music that counters the tired narratives pervading much of today’s popular songs. "Get To You," their upcoming single, will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming feature film "Crisis" starring Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer and directed by Nicholas Jarecki. "Mother," their latest single, was featured on Baltimore Magazine's "Big Baltimore Playlist" (March 2020) while "Keep Falling Over" was voted the #1 song of 2018 by WTMD radio listeners.
Olsen-Ecker and Wimbish are dedicated to building a stronger, more sustainable future for women in the music industry. These bandleaders are creative risk-takers seeking greater independence as composers, tour managers, engineers, sound designers, video producers and directors.
Outcalls has toured throughout the United States and Canada. They are poised to release a third studio album, Greatest Hits: Volume 1 in spring 2021.
New song "Get To You" to premiere in 2021 release of CRISIS film starring Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly, and Armie Hammer
Featured on "No Stagediving," a digital compilation to benefit the Ottobar (December 2020)
Ram's Head Live (Baltimore) debut 2.21.20
Miracle Theater (DC) debut in 2.22.20
Latest single "Mother" (released February '20) reviewed in Baltimore Magazine
Performed in "Stop Making Sense" to benefit the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coaltion to a sold out crowd (November 2019)
"Keep Falling Over" (released May '18) voted #1 on WTMD's Top 89 Songs of 2018 by station listeners
"No King" listed in The Baltimore Sun's "30 songs that defined 2017" and landed on Baltimore Magazine's "Best Music of 2017"
For WTMD's Saturday Morning Tunes series, Outcalls wrote an abridged script and performed music from Disney's Frozen at Baltimore School for the Arts to two sold-out audiences. Their encore performances at Towson University in 2018 and 2019 also sold out.
Outcalls has maintained an expanding and diverse performance calendar. They have provided opening support for several major touring acts such as Kimbra, Esperanza Spalding, Chicano Batman, Wolf Parade, Khruangbin, and San Fermin. Their self-produced tours ("Expand the Fam Tour," "The Breakfast Tour," "Goin' Down South Tour," and "Nothing Will Go Wrong Tour") reached 21 cities in the Northeast, Southeast, and West Coast U.S. regions. Other festival highlights include Brilliant Baltimore, WTMD's Mini-Holiday Spectacular, Artscape, Federal Hill Block Party, Baltimore Magazine Music Festival, and the Ladybug Festival.
11.06.20 at The Creative Alliance for their "It's Pandemonium!" Virtual Gala (Baltimore, MD)
10.24.20 at Music at 4500 (Baltimore, MD)
09.03.20 at the WTMD Radio 89.7 Virtual 1st Thursday
02.21.20 debut at Ram's Head Live!
02.22.20 at the Miracle Theater for WTMD Radio's "Frozen"