Groove Orient LIVE @ Asheville Music Hall 3-31-2018
The Groove Orient (TGO) is a high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL. This five member group boasts a musical versatility and originality that many followers describe as ‘Florida rock.’ TGO has drawn attention from both local and national listeners, primarily known as a Rock n Roll band they earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s Best Jazz Band of 2015, Best Experimental band of 2014 as well as being nominated for Best Rock and Best Pop both years. The Groove Orient was also featured in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue.
TGO recently followed up their breakout EP Welcome to the Show, with the much anticipated release of their second EP Generation Y, at the House of Blues Orlando to an audience of over 1,300 attendees. Along with the House of Blues, TGO has also performed at Suwannee Hulaween, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Florida Music Festival, WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, and WPRK’s Fox Fest , with numerous local and national festivals to come.
Harry Ong- Lead Vocals/Bass
Tommy Shugart- Hammond Organ / Keyboards / Guitar
Chuck Magid- Electric/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
David Vanegas- Percussion / Bass / Vocals
Aaron “Bucky” Buckingham – Drums