"Between walking the crazy streets of Hollywood and becoming a father recently, there is a lot to write about. The two are strangely connected and always play games in my head". Quoted from Joerg Kohring, singer and guitarist from the alternative rock band Orbit Monkey, who are currently finishing their third EP "Learning To Love". "How about, Jack White and Dave Grohl get hammered playing poker and decide to write some tunes?" says Joerg about the sound of Orbit Monkey's latest creation. Most of the songs or rough mixes of them can be found in their Sonicbids EPK already.
…but before all this...
Orbit Monkey is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Jörg Kohring. After playing guitar for bands like Lifehouse and Blend, it was time to step up to the microphone. Songs were already written and waiting to be recorded, so the debut album "Are We Alive" came together quickly. After playing the 1st couple of shows and meeting some of Hollywood's taste-makers, the 6/8 anthem "Let There Be Love" was licensed for the TV show "The Young And The Restless" in multiple episodes. Since then Y&R also featured other songs from Orbit Monkey including "Used" and "Twisted" from the follow-up EP "One Last Twilight". The most recent placement was in Hollywood Heights and the title track from the upcoming album "Learning To Love" will be featured in the trailer of an upcoming movie with some well known Hollywood celebrities :)
Influences: Foo Fighters; Kings Of Leon; The Beatles; The Fray; Radiohead; Muse; Panic At The Disco; U2; The Raconteurs; Lifehouse; James Blunt; John Mayer
album "Are We Alive" - released in 2010
EP "One Last Twilight" - released in 2010
EP "Catching Memories" - released in 2011 but currently under construction
EP "Learning To Love" - TBA
Learning To Love
Let It Go
Moments Of You
Breath Through You
Are We Alive
Broken Hearts - extended version
Happy Ending - feat. Laura Serafine
Someday Sometime - feat. Rachel Louise
Let It Go mix 1
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Last month, in the MediaZone, we featured Orbit Monkey, a new band created by Jorg Kohring. Their de...Last month, in the MediaZone, we featured Orbit Monkey, a new band created by Jorg Kohring. Their debut album, entitled Are We Alive, is now available and is excellent. I want to share this information as I have been listening to the CD and just can't stop. The collection of songs is great and deals with relationships and love. The vocals and lyrics are fresh and sensitive and the music is super! If you are looking for gifts or for a new CD for yourself, I recommend this one. For more info or to order Are We Alive visit www.orbitmonkey.com or www.myspace.com/orbitmonkey.
set list: 30-40 minutes
set list includes:
Are We Alive
Because Of You
Trying To Believe
Let There Be Love
There are no upcoming dates at this time.