Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, United States
GenresFunk
Years active2009 (2009)–present
Websitepigeonsplayingpingpong.com
Members
  • Greg Ormont
  • Jeremy Schon
  • Ben Carrey
  • Alex Petropulos
Past members
  • Dan Schwartz

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is an American funk jam band from Baltimore, Maryland.[1][2] The band has garnered a following as a result of their consistent touring, playing as many as two hundred shows a year.[3]

History[edit]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong began in 2009. They released their first full-length album titled Funk E P in 2010.[4][5] This album name is a play on words says vocalist/guitarist Greg Ormont, and unfortunately the name led people to think this first album was just an EP. In July 2014, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their second full-length album titled Psychology.[1][4][6][7][8][9] Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has hosted Domefest every year since 2009. The location of the festival has changed periodically but is currently held at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. In a 2017 interview,[10] Greg Ormont (vocals/guitar) said, "We met in college at the University of Maryland and the dorm project turned into the real thing. We've been playing for over 8 years. We've been touring the country for 4–5 years and just having a blast spreading our high energy psychedelic funk and good vibes. We like to bring the party and show people a diverse time that is positive and fun and everyone leaves a happier person.”

In November 2019, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announced that they would be releasing their 5th studio album in 2020. It is led by singles "King Kong" and "Dawn A New Day."[11][12]

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Manny Newman – Lighting Designer (2015–present)
  • Erich Miller – FOH Engineer (2016–present)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Funk EP (2010, self-released)
  • Psychology (2014, self-released)
  • Pleasure (2016, self-released)
  • Pizazz (2017, self-released)
  • Presto (2020, self-released)

Live Albums

  • The Great Outdoors Jam (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Case, Wesley. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, 'Psychology'". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ Farrell, Michael. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong make good music, too". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to land in Lexington". The Kentucky Kernel. Retrieved 30 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Q&A WITH PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG". Chicago Independent Radio Project. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Countdown to #TheBreakdown: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong". The 570. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Psychology [Review/Stream]". Live for Live Music. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Premiere: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Zydeko". JamBase. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. ^ Martin, Bobby. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong: Psychology – New Music Review". Grateful Web. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  9. ^ Dickens, Chadbyrne. "PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG – PSYCHOLOGY (ALBUM REVIEW)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  10. ^ American Musical Supply (2017-02-07), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Interview – AMS Exclusive Interviews, retrieved 2017-03-30
  11. ^ Pong, Pigeons Playing Ping (2019-11-05). "New Album In 2020!". Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  12. ^ Pong, Pigeons Playing Ping (2019-10-18). "New Single "King Kong" Available Now". Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Retrieved 2019-11-05.