“Very creative sound! Love the new album! Look forward to hearing it live.”
“Never heard anything like this! The song writing is amazing as well as the arrangements. My favorite songs: Only Love, Lucky, Change of Scene, Way With Love, and Out Of My Hands. This music is worthy of a GRAMMY for sure! ”
“When asked if he got to this point is his musical career because of goals or by taking things as they unfolded, Charley Orlando replied, “Music is an adventure to me. I look at it as a life long journey rather than a goal-setting career. I always go with the way the music presents itself to me. That determines what I do more than a business plan I guess.””
"Charley Orlando is something special and rarely heard"
“Charley Orlando—Root: Orlando has been busy; with 12 albums, 3000 shows, 200 original songs and 22 years under his belt, it was time that he move on to something new. Root was it. Orlando used an unconventional recording style that created rhythmic patterns and layers before adding guitar, harmonica and vocals to each track. The result? “Organica Groove,” per Orlando. Check out the opening track, “New World,” with an electronic beat, synth undertones fitted with harmonica, acoustic guitars that jangle and vocals. Others of note: “Before You Go” and “Totally Exposed,” with more of a reflective sound. However, the best example of “Organica Groove” is likely “Temporary” and “Minors Creek.” 4.5 McRiprock’s ”
“ Orlando firmly believes in the power of channeling and meditation, especially with regard to how he composes music. Often, his songs come to him through a channeling, where certain spirits guide him toward a lyric or musical line. “I wrote a song that hasn’t been played yet by anybody, but as I was having a beer one day, I noticed that on the label of the beer was the line from my song,” he notes. “Marcel Proust had written it. He’s someone who has come through several times to me and I’ve probably written three songs with his guidance, but I never realized that song was him.” Orlando calls Proust “France’s Herman Melville.” Orlando believes this channeling represents the universe working through him to deliver a bigger message with a higher purpose. Everyone in the band shares this same thought process, which helps them see beyond the present and focus on the bigger picture. ”