Formed in Autumn 2008, Orphan Bloom conceived its unique blend of aggressive, brooding, haunting, and beautiful music in an effort to combine the musical influences of its members while displaying their versatile talent. Consequently, Orphan Bloom has been compared to bands like Led Zeppelin, The Mars Volta, Tool, and other groups that have created a sound greater than the sum of their individual parts. Orphan Bloom's electrifying live performances and exceptional musicianship consistently win over audiences wherever the band travels. The band released their debut album, a full length hour long CD, in Summer 2010 after spending several months recording at Paradyme Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Their newest studio effort is a four song EP, 'The Wary Traveler' recorded at the Blasthouse Studios, Madison, and released in December 2011. Orphan Bloom consists of Saigopal Nelaturi (lead guitar, vocals), Alex Kress (lead vocals, guitar), Nathan Wiswall (bass), and Travis Drumm (drums and percussion).

Outside of Orphan Bloom, the band members are actively involved in several endeavours. Alex Kress is an administrative specialist at the School of Medicine at UW-Madison, Saigopal Nelaturi has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison and works as a researcher in Computational Geometry, Nathan Wiswall is an emergency first response employee and is attending UW-Madison to complete a Bachelor of Science-Nursing degree, and Travis Drumm teaches drums and percussion at the Arboretum School of Music in Waunakee, WI.  The band members also regularly perform in recording sessions for several musicians in the Madison area.


13 July, 2013
The Tiki House, San Diego CA
Orphan Bloom Happy Hour Showcase
Free show
12 July, 2013 Park Bar and Grill, Burbank CA
With The Hive Mind, Aaron and Alejandra, Kevin West $5
10 July, 2013
Submission, San Francisco CA
With Space Vacation
7 July, 2013
Mary Todd's Workers Bar & Grill, Astoria OR
An Axeidental evening with Orphan Bloom
Free show
6 July, 2013 The Mix, Seattle WA
With  TRS, Johnny Hoffman and the Residents $8
8 February, 2013
High Noon Saloon, Madison Look I'm Burning, Tiny Riots, The Faith Hills Have Eyes
19 August, 2012
Majestic Theater, Madison
With Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies Burlesque, Tiger Clutch, Hewn
27 July, 2012 The Watchtower Music Festival, High Noon Saloon, Madison
With Butt Funnel, The Faith Hills Have Eyes, Cleobury
2 June, 2012 Capitol Theater Overture Center, Madison Orphan Bloom plays at the 2012 Madison Area Music Awards Contact Madison Area Music Association
29 May, 2012 Max Ink Bastardden Hosted by Jimmy K, Orphan Bloom interviewed ahead of the MAMA -
25 May, 2012 WORT Radio Station Hosted by Ted Putnam, Orphan Bloom live on Radio! -
14  April, 2012 Up and Under Pub, Milwaukee Battle of the Bands (Runners Up) $5
7  April, 2012 Up and Under Pub, Milwaukee Battle of the Bands (Winners) $5
3 March, 2012 High Noon Saloon, Madison With Subatomic, Magic 7 $5
26 February 2012 WJJO Radio Station Hosted by Kurt Barron, Orphan Bloom interviewed ahead of show on 03/03/2012 -
1 December, 2011 High Noon Saloon, Madison Orphan Bloom EP release party with Tiger Clutch, Colorphase $5
31 October, 2011 The Frequency, Madison - Maximum Ink Halloween Party With Subatomic, Chaos Revolution Theory, Unusual Hurts Free Show
22 October, 2011 Reptile Palace, Oshkosh With Haunted Heads, Uncle Eddie Free Show
10 September 2011 Zweif-a-palooza festival grounds, Verona With Al-Khem, Samba Novistas, Handphibians, Metabaque, Venice Gashouse Trolley Free Show
06 August 2011 The Frequency, Madison With Hey, Alright! and A Minute Jack Forum $5
23 June 2011 The Up and Under Pub, Milwaukee With Venice Gashouse Trolley and The Royal Veil $5
15 June 2011 The Elbo Room, Chicago With CokeDickMotorCycleAwesome and Robin Lane band $5
21 May 2011 The Kruse Inn, Wausau With Chaos Revolution Theory and Mad Mad Ones $5
19 May 2011 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN With Watercolors, Brice Plays Drums, and The Royal Veil $5
12 May 2011 Mr. Roberts, Madison WI Devastating sensory overload extravaganza with Orphan Bloom, Cribshitter, and Perverse Engineer $5
01 April 2011 The Frequency, Madison WI Annual Spring Festival with Venice Gashouse Trolley $5
15  February 2011 The Frequency, Madison WI Orphan Bloom will be supporting ex Mars Volta drummmer Thomas Pridgin's band the Memorials $5
5  February 2011 The Pub on Wisconsin, Racine, WI Orphan Bloom and Chaos Revolution Theory take the show on the road. $3
21  January 2011 Big V's, St. Paul , MN Orphan Bloom supports Machine 22 $5
11  January 2011 The Frequency, Madison WI Orphan Bloom headlines with Colorphase (EP release) and Geologist  playing $5
17  November 2010 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI Orphan Bloom headlines with Chaos Revolution Theory and Omninaut playing $5
04 November 2010 Mr. Roberts, Madison WI Orphan Bloom teams up once more with Perverse Engineer to blow the doors off this cozy little joint No Cover, No Mercy
30 October 2010 The Frequency, Madison WI Orphan Bloom plays a set of Soundgarden tunes for the annual Frequency Halloween Party, a costume and cover-band extravaganza $5
15 October 2010 University of Wisconsin Mills Music Hall Benefit show to raise money for Pakistani Flood Relief $10, $5 for UW students