The vocal pop duo Outcalls has been dubbed the “electronic opera queens” of Baltimore. Led by Peabody Conservatory graduates Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish, they create genre-defying music that counters the tired narratives pervading much of today’s popular songs. Compelling live shows feature their masterful sopranos atop lush harmonies and energetic beats. Their song "Keep Falling Over" was voted the #1 song of 2018 by WTMD radio listeners.
Outcalls is dedicated to actively building a stronger, more sustainable future for women in the music industry. They are creative entrepreneurs seeking greater recognition and independence as engineers, producers, and business managers.
New song "Get To You" to premiere in 2020 release of DREAMLAND film starring Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly, and Armie Hammer
Outcalls set to make their Ram's Head Live (Baltimore) and Miracle Theater (DC) debuts in February 2020
Latest single "Stay" (released February '19) reviewed in Baltimore Magazine and Buzz Music LA
"Keep Falling Over" (released May '18) voted #1 on WTMD's Top 89 Songs of 2018 by station listeners
Featured on Midday Maryland with Elsa M. with a live studio performance on WBAL
The title track of Outcalls' critically acclaimed EP, No King (2017) awarded "Best Vocal Performance" at the WTMD Alternative Music Awards
"No King" (released June '17) voted #6 on WTMD's Top 89 Songs of 2017 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 maintains 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. In 2019, the two sopranos performed at the opening ceremonies for REACH at the Kennedy Center, were featured on St. Thomas of Fifth Avenue's Choral Series, and performed opera improvisation with DC-based contemporary opera company UrbanArias. 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.
Recent & Upcoming Performances
09.28.19 at Ottobar with Kotic Couture, Del Florida, and Joseph Mulhollen (Baltimore, MD)
10.9.19 at Music at Noon Series presented by the University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
10.10.19 at Milk Bar (San Francisco, CA)
10.11.19 at Shine (Sacramento, CA)
11.3.19 at Brilliant Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)
11.17.19 at Bmore Stop Making Sense (Baltimore, MD)
12.14.19 at WTMD Mini-Holiday Spectacular (Towson, MD)
02.21.20 at Ram's Head Live (Baltimore, MD)
02.22.20 at The Miracle Theater (Washington, DC)