The Orange Constant
w/ Little Bird
Friday — August 17, 2018
9PM /// $12 ADV & $15 DOS
The Orange Constant
The Orange Constant formed in 2012 in Statesboro, Ga. and quickly made a name for itself across the American southeast. Now residing in Athens, Ga., the group continues to grow a loyal fan-base that craves its eclectic and vintage rock sound. TOC's debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) and garnered national praise from Relix Magazine which cited the work as a «confident and polished debut album...laden with connective riffs and melodious charm.» The band shares bills with nationally and internationally touring acts including Perpetual Groove, TAUK, The Mantras, and Atlas Road Crew and won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best «Jam/ Funk» band. Its second LP, Point of Reference (March 2017), was produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds) and demonstrates an urge to break genre restrictions and capture a sound of its own. The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles, and fans are often drawn to their ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar, vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar, vocals), Tyler Walker (bass, vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboards), Sam Groveman (drums).
Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, the Indie band, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. Little Bird plays a mix of modern R&B and ambient soul. Their 2018 release, «Familiar», reflects the sonic alchemy of a broad range of musical influences such as legendary artists, D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, along with revered modern acts, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy's Drop, and Nick Hakim.
Little Bird would be recognized by 1770 Records as «Band of the Year» in 2017 including members James Rubush (Guitar), Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano), Shelby McDaniel (Vocals), and Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals). In October 2017 the band along with Engineer/Producers Shane Woods, and Jeff Lucci (Mo Lowda & the Humble) recorded the new band's debut record at Headroom Studios (Philadelphia, PA).
Formed originally in 2014 as the brainchild of Jay Hurtt and James Rubush, the group began began relentlessly touring throughout the East Coast in early 2017 on the heels of their self-produced record «Groove» (2015). The early sounds of the band landed them gigs performing and headlining festivals such as Bay Funk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' along with sharing bills with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Fortunate Youth, Long Miles, Zach Deputy, Atlas Road Crew, Boy Named Banjo, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Mo Lowda & the Humble and many more.