On Double Decker Saturday (April 23), the Los Angeles-based band, Orgone, will take the Ole Miss Sports Stage at 5:30 p.m. bringing over a decade’s worth of funk, soul, Afro-disco, boogie and Afrobeat to the Oxford Square.
According to the bio on its Facebook page: Formed in the late 1990s in Los Angeles, Orgone remains dedicated to creating heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians steeped in the DJ culture of L.A., Orgone has spent the last decade expanding their roster and evolving a sound that simultaneously recognizes its roots in old school respect and pulsates with the force of the new millennium. While becoming a staple on the festival circuit in the early 2000s, Orgone has gained a reputation among fellow artists for being one of the baddest go-to backing bands on the planet.
In addition to writing and performing their own music, Orgone also serves as a backing band to many of today’s popular artists. From appearances on Alicia Keys’ Teenage Love Affair (2008) to Cee Lo Green’s Fool for Love (2011), Orgone is constantly evolving to stay tuned in to the rhythm of music’s ever-changing tides.
Orgone’s current lineup includes: Adryon De Leon, vocals; Sergio Rios, guitar; Dan Hastie, keys; Sam Halterman, drums; Darren Cardoza, trombone; Paul Chandler, trumpet; Dale Jennings, bass; and Will Phillips, percussion.
The following links will give those interested a plethora of information about the dynamic band. Check ‘em out:
Organizer of the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar announced in February that for the very first time, the Ole Miss Athletic Department will sponsor the music stage at the popular annual festival – Oxford’s favorite (as voted by you, the citizens of Oxford).
Stay tuned to HottyToddy.com as we keep the features of this year’s musicians rolling up until opening day of the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar on April 22.
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