Orgone (band)

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Orgone
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Funk
Soul
Afrobeat
Years active 1999-present
Labels Ubiquity Records
Website orgonespace.com
Members Sergio Rios (guitar)
Niki J Crawford (vocals)
Dan Hastie (keyboards)
Stewart Killen (percussion)
Sam Halterman (drums)
Darren Cardoza (trombone)
Devin Williams (trumpet)
Ethan Phillips (bass)
Past members Fanny Franklin (vocals)
Sean O'Shea (drums)
Joel Bowers (saxophone)
Tim Glum (bass)

Orgone is an American band from Los Angeles, California. The group's sound draws from 1960s and 1970s-era funk and soul.

While several members of the band played together from the early 1990s, Orgone did not coalesce into a regular band until around 1999. Many of their early gigs were as a backing band for hip-hop musicians.[1] After a 2001 debut release, the band added vocalist Fanny Franklin to do a cover of "Funky Nassau" by The Beginning of the End; she remained as a full-time member, although much of their music is instrumental.[2] The group released its second album, The Killion Floor in 2007,[3] which featured "Funky Nassau" as well as covers of "Do Your Thing" by Isaac Hayes and "I Get Lifted" by Harry Wayne Casey of K.C. and the Sunshine Band.[4][5] In 2010 the band opened for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on tour.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orgone at Allmusic
  2. ^ Interview with Orgone. Spinner.com, March 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Review, The Onion, November 6, 2007
  4. ^ Orgone Sets Funk Phasers to "Killion". NPR, March 25, 2008.
  5. ^ Review of The Killion Floor. Allaboutjazz.com, May 21, 2008.
  6. ^ Orgone. Riverfront Times, November 18, 2010.