Bended Light
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Bended Light

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Bended Light
“Bad Moon”
From the EP Window
Bended Light is a dynamic psychedelic funk-rock three-piece band from Norfolk, Va. The Window EP is a long-awaited release, showing where the band has gone in the last five years, developing their sound and technique through the adventurers of traveling and jamming. Check them out in a town near you. - Relix Magazine

"What’s Up Weekly – JUL. 15-21 – Alternative’s Bluegrass and Brews, Camp Bisco, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe. & More!"

07/20 – Big Something w/ Galaxy Dynamite, Bended Light – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA - The Jamwich

"Now Playing: Bended Light"

Even a cursory listen to their first three full-length releases — two of them live, and one studio — makes it abundantly clear that Norfolk, Virginia power trio Bended Light are one of those rare outfits that manage to balance the discipline and songwriting savvy required of successful pop rockers with the creativity and improvisational aptitude of a top-notch jam band. “We like to jam and get out there, but we have a lot of structure in what we do,” says bassist Jack Gallagher. “We like strong songs, and we like to include storytelling in the way we write. We like to have a message in the songs.” - Scruffington Post

"Norfolk restaurant hosts benefit concert for mental health awareness"

"I think it's important to do things like this to start a conversation to say its ok to not be ok and its ok to admit that." - 13 News Now WVEC

"Bended Light to play Hampton Taphouse on Friday night"

The Norfolk-based psychedelic rock band Bended Light will cross the river to make its first appearance at the Hampton Taphouse on Friday night.

The 9 p.m. show will have a $5 cover and is for ages 21 and up. Lena and the Light will also perform.

The band - guitarist Jordan Cooper, bassist Jack Gallagher, keyboardist Zach Wang and drummer Willy Harrel - has built a strong audience in South Hampton Roads with solid musicianship, catchy hooks and on-stage jams that reflect reggae influences. - Daily Press

"Bended Light 2015 Press: Rhythmic Vibration"

OH, FUNK YEAH! These guys fucking jam. If you haven’t heard of Bended Light then I feel bad for you. Bended Light has planted the seed for a new generation of music. They give hope to the life of Rock and Roll. Yeah, I said it. All you classic rock fans are stoked, and all the Deadheads out there should be really, really stoked. This four-member band from Norfolk, Virginia is about to rock your world upside down, then side to side. Bended Light is about to get you movin’, groovin’, and dancing on your feet with excitement!

They foster a unique sound, one like no other. It’s a smooth blend of Blues, Reggae and Psychedelic Rock with a whole lot of jam. Believe me when I say they take the jam right out of jelly. Like shit dude, those strawberries are probably jealous. No but really, competing rock bands out there are about to be jealous, because they need to take some notes. Bended Light’s original nature is fucking divine. Just four surfer bros born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia with a common passion for music, who came together in 2013 and discovered something amazing. With influences ranging from the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Gov’t Mule, Sublime, The Specials, Talking Heads, Phish, Papdosio, and SOJA. - Rhythmic Vibration


2015- Bend A Little
2019- Window EP

2015- Live At The NorVa 04/18/2015
2018- Live in January 2018
2020- The Bent Tapes Vol. 1-9
2021- The Retreat



A dynamic “Psychedelic-Funk-Rock” 4-piece band from Norfolk, Virginia. Formed in the late Summer of 2013, when guitarist Jordan Cooper and bassist Jack Gallagher joined musical forces to begin the vision. The two together have performed publicly since 2014 while releasing their Debut Album “Bend A Little” in May 2015. With the additions of Keith Perkins on drums and Andy Cappetta on keyboards, the envelope is being pushed with a heavy emphasis on creative original songwriting.

Playing mainly original music the band spurs from a mixture of influences including Phish, Talking Heads, Circles Around the Sun, Grateful Dead, etc. Constantly wanting to get “further out there” Bended Light has ventured all over the Hampton Roads region including performances across Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Supporting acts such as Pink Talking Fish, Big Something, Erin & The Wildfire, Kendall Street Company, South Hill Banks, Here Come The Mummies, Mister F, Kudu Stooge, Delirious George, and many more bands.

Seamlessly working together and listening to each other’s ideas, allows the band to carve a unique jam performed differently each time. Trey Anastasio explained in an interview with regards to creating with his band ‘Phish’, they crafted their musical sound with a “Chasing the ha” or a “Yes and” approach. This is a game of musical follow the leader or in other words all of the band members are saying yes to each other and expanding each other’s ideas in real time. While crafting songs with powerful and meaningful lyrics, these guys want to make sure you get up, dance, and groove the night away. This dynamic 4-piece from Norfolk, Virginia is not something to miss!

Adding Keith Perkins as the new drummer in 2019, the three guys brought their forces together for a Spring Tour across the East Coast hitting markets in Savannah, Georgia, Richmond, Virginia, Asheville, North Carolina and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In this year the long-awaited “Window EP” studio EP was recorded at “Whiskey Bear Studios” in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Andy Cappetta added in 2020, is the newest addition to the 4 piece fueling the jams with his fire, melodies, and rhythm! The guys are ready to hit the road and show the world their music!

Band Members