One of Orlando’s finest, friendliest, and jazziest funk rock bands, The Groove Orient, is throwing a holiday party to get your festive funky spirits in motion. Bust out your Christmas sweaters and your Santa hats for the first ever Oriented Music Group X-Mas Rager. The Southern Belles from Richmond, VA will be kicking off the festivities with some psychedelic rock followed by the sweet jazzy sounds of Katie Burkess & Leisure Chief teaming up for this holiday extravaganza. Then closing things out will be The Groove Orient ft. Kaleigh Baker making you dance the night away!
The Groove Orient (TGO) is a high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL. This five member group boasts a musical versatility and originality that many followers describe as ‘Florida rock.’ TGO has drawn attention from both local and national listeners, as they earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s best experimental band of 2014, as well as a feature in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue. TGO recently followed up their breakout EP Welcome to the Show, with the much anticipated release of their second EP Generation Y, at the House of Blues Orlando. Along with the House of Blues, TGO has also performed at the Florida Music Festival, Earthday Birthday, the Florida Citrus Bowl and the Suwannee Music Park, with numerous local and national festivals to come.
“Among the many gifts given with both hands to formerly local, currently New York-prowling singer-songwriter Kaleigh Baker – aside from that Swiss Army knife of a voice – is her innate grasp of momentum. On her new EP, The Weight of It All, Baker and producer Justin Beckler play the puppet masters, building suspense without ever seeming coy about it. Baker is capable of communicating volumes with a simple vocal lilt, and on the moments in which her register nose-dives headfirst into the emotional muck (“Sugardaddy”) or propels like a jet into the stratosphere (“Love Letter to a Burning Man”), she never fails to rouse the senses. The Weight of It All is the roar of a soulful lioness and will go a long way toward proving to the world what Orlando’s known for a long time: Kaleigh Baker is a legend in the making.” – Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
Leisure Chief is an original music collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the soul, the mind, and the booty. Influenced by the culture and foundations of funk, soul, jazz, r&b, hip hop, and latin… they groove for the enjoyment of all music lovers. With the recent release of their album “King of Nothing,” and the ongoing evolution of the band, the Leisure Chief boys have their sights on new horizons and look forward to announcing some upcoming tours and dates! Having built a strong foundation over the past few years, always writing new music, performing events and festivals, they continue to reinvent and rearrange their evolving sound and always strive to reach the next plateau. Recent performances include a packed house at Will’s Pub in Orlando for their Album Release Party for “King of Nothing”, Orange Blossom Jamboree Music & Arts Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, and Suwannee Hulaween.
The Southern Belles consists of Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals), and Andrew Carper (bass/vocals). The band formed in 2010 and since then has been growing exponentially. They hold residencies across the state of Virginia in Charlottesville, Herndon, and hometown of Richmond, and they have toured the East Coast from Georgia to Vermont. In 2012 they recorded their debut album “Sharp As A Knife”. They have also played a seemingly countless number of music festivals in thier area. This year they are adding Floyd Fest and Some Kind of Jam to that list. The Southern Belles have shared the stage with the likes of Anders Osborne, Moon Taxi, Keller Williams, Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Zach Deputy, and more. Currently they are touring the East Coast and working on new material for their next album.
HOW TO WIN TICKETS:
HOW TO WIN TICKETS:
HOW TO WIN TICKETS:
CONTEST ENDS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.
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