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Off Orbit is a psychedelic jam/groove band from Miami, FL founded and fronted by brothers, Mo (vocals, bass, keys, harmonica) and Marc Oz (lead guitar). The bros acquired a taste for Rock ‘n’ Roll and Alternative music while growing up in sunny South Florida. As soon as they could, they started jamming together and soon after found themselves collaborating on different musical projects while interacting with the local music community. After a period of experimentation and line up configurations they honed the type of band that would meet all their musical expectations and ideals. Enter Off Orbit, its first EP, “City of Wonders” (2012), received positive reviews, most notably from famed record producer, Stuart Epps, for its fresh take on psychedelic Rock and Electro Funk. Throughout the years since its inception, Off Orbit’s founding members have teamed up with other seasoned musicians from the Magic City to round out the group into what it is today.
The diverse sound of Off Orbit can be categorized as a “psychedelic jam-band” but their influences and composition are much more than a genre. They take the listener on a journey undefined by musical eras and genres with a mix of rock, funk, blues, folk and bluegrass.
The band creates a diverse listening experience in their work, which comes through heavily on their versatile 2020 EP Sixter. Off Orbit’s Sixter features soulful vocals, bass driven grooves, storytelling guitar solos, and upbeat percussion.
Off Orbit’s “Truth” from their 2020 EP Sixter has amassed over 37,000 streams on Spotify, while “Crooked Suit” and “Got Me Going” both have surpassed 13,000. The band tends to explore political and social topics in their work, but in less of an “in your face” manner. Their perspective as an outsider looking in to our society allows them to peel back the facade and elaborate on all the mistruths and injustices in our country. Off Orbit is not a political band by design, but it’s awfully hard not to be in today’s social landscape. If you asked either brother they would describe Off Orbit as a Rock ‘n’ Roll band, but with all the diverse sounds and moods they are able to create, it sounds like much more than that. People who listen to the band for the first time mostly describe it as “psychedelic”.
While receiving regional critical acclaim for Sixter, the band continues to stay hungry and search for new ways to express themselves musically, refusing to be held down by a specific genre. Off Orbit’s live performances are a sight to behold, as they bring the same energy from their recorded tracks to the stage. As one of Miami’s up and coming rock acts, the band was gutted by 2020 with few performance opportunities as a result of Covid-19. Instead of being stagnant in these dire times, throughout quarantine, Off Orbit has begun working on their follow-up to Sixter.
SOURCE: Official Bio