The Georgetown Orbits
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7" Vinyl Record Single - "My Baby's Okay"


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When David O'bright (drums) and Tobias Kremple (bass) met in mid-2004, they set out to form a traditional ska band, in a music scene formerly lacking presence in the greater Seattle area. Both felt the genre had a vast and untapped audience, yet lacked the proper voice; namely, a group of musicians with the skill and versatility to take inspiration from the great Jamaican styles- Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae- and make a sound all their own.

Today, the Georgetown Orbits are the realization of this goal. A tight, heavy rhythm section, dynamic horn lines, improvised solos, and classic vocals from Mike Rempe (formerly of the Pulverts), are definitive marks in their current setlist. They have found popularity among younger audiences as well as old, performing next to bands, solo musicians, and deejays. The music has appealed to fans throughout Seattle's reggae, jazz, skapunk, soul, and calypso scenes, and continues at each performance to captivate a dancing audience.

In their relatively short career, the Georgetown Orbits have already played with such prominent names as The Toasters (NY), Westbound Train (Boston), the Upright Dub Orchestra (Portland), Mike Park (owner, Asian Man Records), Warsaw Poland Brothers, Nuffsed, the Soul Pistols, Natalie Wouldn't, and many other local and touring bands. To date, they have played in numerous venues around Seattle, including Studio Seven, the Central Saloon, El Corazon, the Vera Project, the Redmond Firehouse, the Brickhouse, and the Funhouse.

In May of 2004, a self-released live cd was recorded and distributed at shows. Within the coming year, the band has made serious plans to enter the recording studio, release an album, and head out on a tour of the West Coast.