The Orion Experience

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The Orion Experience

Damon Daunno

Wed, May 30, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

The Orion Experience - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Orion Experience
"The song is named 'Obsessed with You' and we're obsessed with it," writes celebrity blogger Perez Hilton when describing his newfound attachment to The Orion Experience. Not an uncommon sentiment felt by those who have crossed their path, danced to their beats, and screamed out their words.

"Nothing can make me smile instantly like yalls music," comments myspacer Stefanie (♥), when describing her emotional ties to the New York groups edgy dance pop sound. And in an age when opinions matter and everyone has a voice, the message is very clear: This band is straight fun.

Front-man Orion Simprini has been diligent and precise in the quest to bring his ideas and music to the world. In 2005, the journey began with the collaboration of longtime friend and schoolmate Linda Horwatt, whom Orion shares vocal duties, harmonies, hand claps and smiles. The two spent several years, on both coasts, honing their craft, recording music and formulating a vision. And with the recent additions of guitarist Reef, drummer Jon Weber and bassist Chris Lucas, that vision has been fully realized.

"What we try to create," Orion says, "are very positive, high energy musical experiences." And with their debut, Cosmicandy, the band delivers exactly that. "The songs from Cosmicandy really drove us to where we are today," explains Orion. The rock quintet boasts a collection musical resumes that aim to revive a bit of the past, and paint a smile on the face of the future.

The Orion Experience bring a fresh batch of songs from the recording studio. A new EP is slated to hit the digital scene in the coming months alongside promotional tours in Los Angeles, New York and the UK.
Damon Daunno - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Damon Daunno
East Village indie crooner Damon Daunno blends grunge inspired alternative rock with soaring, jazz inspired vocals. Highly energetic and highly melodic he draws comparisons to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Andrew Bird while maintaing a sound and vibe fully his own. Check out his three song EP Adulterated Trappings on iTunes
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002