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 is: Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocals) Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocals) Tyler Walker (bass/vocals) Chris Freiberg (keyboards) and Sam Groveman (drums).
Captain and the Kid
Atlanta-based band "Captain and the Kid" started out in 2009 as a trio by the leader Alex Willoughby, along with Michael Smith and Sam Curtis. In 2010, the group was joined by Matt Willoughby and Ryan Gambrell, and the five piece recorded their first demo album in Crossville, Tennessee. Alex Middleton and Candler Hobbs joined Captain and the Kid in 2015 to record the band's debut album, "Through the Night" at Atlanta's Sound and Store Studios. The group has since expanded the tour and has been privileged to play venues in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Ringgold, and Athens.
Captain and the Kid's sound is influenced by their west coast rock, blues, and folk roots. Their original album, "Through the Night" covers a wide array of musical styles, from the electric rock "Master", to the acoustic driven "Old Havana", and the southern blues track "Waitin'". While the music is always evolving, CATK will always strive to write and perform songs that speak to everyone who relates to finding contentment in life through music. Their live shows feature an energetic mix of originals along with select group of covers.
Captain and the Kid's debut album, "Through the Night" is available on iTunes