Orgone opened in style for a sold-out show with headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Jan. 28 at Crystal Bay Casino.
“I didn’t realize how high we were in altitude!” trombonist Ricky Lucchese said. “After one of my hard-blowing solos, I definitely felt exerted. But I caught my breath a couple seconds later.” Orgone is trombonists Lucchese and Darren Cardoza, trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, drummer Sam Halterman, percussionist Will Phillips, vocalist Adryon de Leon, keyboardist Dan Hastie, guitarist Sergio Rios, and bass player Dale Jennings.
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 Los Angeles, 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
In addition to writing and performing their own music, Orgone also works wonders 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.