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Orange Morning is an original amplified band from Northern California.  The sound stems from a fusion of rock, funk, jazz, surf, folk,  americana and actually more.   Some influences include  Bill Nelson, Harvey Mandel, Eric Johnson, Knopfler, Gilmour, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Jack O’Brien, Tom Ayres, Frank Zappa, the Ventures.

Orange Morning (Unplugged) is the acoustic version of OM.

“SOUNDTRAX”, OM’s 8th CD, is well into production and due to be released in early 2017.  It’s going to be HUGE (literally)–it’s a 3 or 4 CD box-set of our best (mostly) instrumental music, with several rockin’ new tracks.

“A SMALL GOLDEN KEY”, OM’s 7th full-lengh CD, was released in July 2016 with 13 new tracks.  Maybe OM’s most soulful CD yet, with hints of Lou Reed, Zappa and James Brown.

“ARTIFACT”, OM’s 6th full-length CD, was released in July 2015.  It’s different from anything they did before, a multi-media audio-visual fusiony trip-hop jazz-rock instrumental inspired by the the 1,000 page Exegesis of sci-fi visionary genius Philip K. Dick. The video features hypnotically stunning and tres cool imagery created by the Global Peace Foundation (globalpeace999@aol.com).

Click the “LISTEN” tab at the top of this page to hear samples of these and other OM CDs, including “ZUKUNFTSMUSIK”, “LIVE IN BERKELEY AT THE STARRY PLOUGH”, “ALL DAY SUCKER”, “SAVE THE DOMES” and “ORANGE MORNING“.

You can also check out Mike’s SOLO CDs as well as the utterly awesome collaborative CD that resulted from his stint with THE SWEET SPOTS.

The buzz:

“Wickedly fun.”  Chris A., Davis, CA
“Dood your music is f*cking awesome!!”  Alex K., Isla Vista, CA.
So many styles and still unity, great composition, harmonies, many instruments and ways of hearing them, really good mixing — surf-rock, math-rock, funk, Latin, stadium-rock, ballad, doo-wop, Talking Heads! are some of the things I heard.  Awesome.”  Carley, Ashland, Oregon
The guitar of Bruderlied is really a masterpiece.  I really enjoyed it again and again in an appropriate volume :-). Did also listen to the other ones. ‘Dilly Dally Sally’ is also great. Dance of the Retrobots is also cool–one hears those robot samples only with the second listening  .I am still exploring 🙂 . . . ”  Markus, Dortmund, Germany
5 stars.  Great stuff!  [Tower Marquee] album filled with varied styles and vibe. Something for everyone. Some laid back, others in-your-face. A buddy of mine who is a Mike Doughton fan has all his albums and said that there are gems in every one. Perhaps it’s time for THE BEST OF MIKE DOUGHTON compilation.”  Kent, Los Angeles
4 stars.  Infinity Dream has a strong guitar line thats reminiscence of Pink Floyd the Wall.  Very eclectic blend of strong melodies and well crafted guitar work.”  Mystic Fog Garden
I am really enjoying . . .  Translingo . . . and the sense that you can make anything sing.  Really am getting to know it as I listen more, and finding it has depth that keeps my interest. . . . [A]nd I have to say, I think you’re a really talented lyricist.  As a poet, I can speak with authority . . . and Wolf Style is just a wonderful song.  They’re all great.” L. Halper
OM’s token vestigial FACEBOOK thing (we’re profoundly incompetent at marketing ourselves) is at:   www.facebook.com/orangemorningband