Kevin Wulf 2004- Lead Guitar and Vocals
Adam Vilmont 2004 - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Michael Brock 2007 - Percussion
Leif Rhenberg 2010 - Drums
Dan Kelly: 2011 - Keyboards
Gordon Pickering 2012 - Bass
Nick Vasquez: Keyboards and Vocals 2008 - 2012
Luke Thiele: Bass 2011
Zac Tatum: Drums 2010
Kevin Molloy: Bass 2010
Jonathan Peters: Harmonicas 2012 - 2013
Leif Rhenberg became Orangadang!'s first drummer in 2009, but had to back out due to various commitments In the summer of 2010 drummer Zac Tatum joined the band and brought his various rhythmic talents and influences to the group. Kevin Molloy of The Perpetuals filled in on bass guitar for a spell in 2010 before leading the group to current bassist mainstay Luke Thiele.
Adam, K-Dogg, Brock, Nick, Luke, Leif and Zac hit the studio in November 2010 to begin recording the first Orangadang album. These ten tracks are currently (06-2011) being revisited and mastered for an upcoming independent release.
Unfortunately, merely two days after recording, drummer and sea-man Zac Tatum shipped out...no, not to war, but rather to rock the socks off of passengers on Carnival cruise lines. With tears in all our eyes, Zac promised to return in 7 months to rejoin the 'Dang at which time a dual drummer-three person rhythmic machine will drive the backbone of Orangadang! Rock once more.
In May 2011, Orangadang! was thrilled to welcome (and brutally haze) keyboardist Daniel Kelly, of Patio, Tasty Trigger and Bacon fame into the fold to help fill the void oft-times left in Orangadang!'s soul when Nick Vasquez's very full musical plate (Candymakers, Nick and the don’t hey Donna's, The Low Down, Tronicity, various musical hostings) leaves little room for practices and gigs. We are occasionally fortunate enough to have them share the stage together to provide ultuimate sonic power.
In December 2011, our bass player Luke Thiele moved to Omaha, Nebraska to finish up his education. We wish Luke the best and will miss him greatly. We were very fortunate to acquire Gordon Pickering in early 2012 to be our new bass player full time. Gordon has played for many years in the band Ragaman with our drummer Leif and his brother Lars and is a spectacular musician. And while we were at it, we figured why one new member, we we can have two. So, we asked frequent guest on Harmonicas, Jonathan Peters to join the band full time. From our humble beginnings as a trio, we have now expanded our tribe to a 7 or 8 piece depending on the night. We hope you enjoy.
Many pieces, One rock....together, we hold aloft our magical instruments and repeat the phrase, "By the Power of Greyskull, we are ORANGADANG!"
...then we kick your ear drum's asses….but in a good way.