Chalk FarM (band)

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Chalk FarM
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1992?–2000, 2010–present
Labels Columbia Records
TIC Records
Associated acts Rusty Truck
50 Foot Wave
Members Michael Duff
Toby Scarbrough
Trace Ritter
Past members Rob Ahlers
Orlando Sims

Chalk FarM is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles that released two albums in the late 1990s. The band broke up in 2000.[1]

They are best known for their song Lie On Lie, which was played for a short time on MTV in late 1996 and received radio airplay in the United States nationwide. Among the musicians the group opened for were Joe Walsh and Seal.[2] Despite critical approval and a cult following, the album did not sell well, and the band was dropped from major label Columbia Records soon thereafter.[3]

Chalk farM appear as the band playing at the conclusion of the film Coyote Ugly.[4]

According to Chalk farM's Facebook page, the 4 original members are back together, playing regularly in the Los Angeles area, and are "doing a new record."[5]

On February 21st 2014, Orlando Sims died after a lengthy battle with cancer.[2]


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock
1996 "Lie On Lie" No. 36 No. 13 Notwithstanding
1997 "Live Tomorrow" No. 35 - Notwithstanding


Studio albums
  • Notwithstanding (1996, Columbia Records)
  • Three 2s (2000, TIC Records)
  • Into the Night (2012, Chalk FarM Music)
Extended plays
  • April E.P. (2011, Chalk FarM Music)
  • October E.P. (2011, Chalk FarM Music)


  • Michael Duff (vocals, guitar)
  • Toby Scarbrough (drums, vocals)
  • Trace Ritter (guitar, vocals)
  • Rob Ahlers (drums on Three 2s)

Past Members[edit]

  • Orlando Sims (vocals, bass)