Orange Morning is an original band from Northern California. Our sound stems from a fusion of rock, funk, jazz, surf, folk, americana and more. Some of our influences include Bill Nelson, Harvey Mandel, Eric Johnson, Knopfler, Gilmour, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Jack O’Brien, Tom Ayres, the Zappas, the Ventures and a LOT more.
Orange Morning (Unplugged) is the acoustic-electric version of OM.
BRAND NEW!: “A SMALL GOLDEN KEY”. No sooner was our 2015 CD/DVD “Artifact” released (see below), when a whole new OM CD started gestating. 9 months later in July 2016, a Small Golden Key with 13 new tracks was released. This is our most soulful CD yet, with hints of (so we’re told) Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and James Brown . . . . Get it!
Our groundbreaking OM CD/DVD: “ARTIFACT” was released in July 2015. It’s different from anything we 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. This ambitious project features stunning computerized visual imagery created by the Global Peace Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org).:
Here’s what some of our listeners say about Orange Morning:
“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 🙂 . . . the [Zukunftsmusik] cd.” 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