24 Dec Artist Spotlight: Orion
On Sunday, December 27th, 2015, Orion will be performing for the three year anniversary of the Coexist through Music Series at Ruby’s Elixir to benefit Operation Coexist.
How old were you when you started playing music and how long have you been a musician?
Donald: I started as a baby, my father taught me at first, and have been playing for eighteen years.
Sean: Growing up listening to music, it wasn’t until I was eight years old I picked up guitar, followed by bass at ten, and drums at fourteen. So all together I’ve been playing for about about eleven years.
Dakota: I was about five when I started playing drums, guitar at ten, and finally singing around thirteen, so I’ve been at it for a good fourteen years.
How would you describe your music? What projects are you currently working on with your music?
We classify ourselves as “post-rock” but we’re really just abstract and emotional. This band was made for the expression of art, no goals or real intentions other than to create music. So call us what you want we just want to deliver a message while playing good music that we enjoy. We are planning to record in the early new year.
How has music changed your life?
Donald: It’s how I speak my mind and soul. I spill my guts out and all my emotion when I perform, and nothing compares to it.
Dakota: It’s every fiber of my being. My entire existence is to create art and speak true emotion. I’ve seen a lot of parts of the musical world and I can truly appreciate genuine artistry whether I prefer to appreciate or not.
Sean: I wouldn’t be alive without music.
Why do you believe it is important for all kids to have access to music education?
Music is the only universal language. We can all find music in something. It’s something so unique but yet so undefined the journey into the answers of music lead you down many unanswerable paths.
How many Operation Coexist events have you performed in throughout the past three years? What is your favorite part about being a part of these shows?
Two, the main one being “Don’t Stop St. Petersburg” which was a community driven event which gave us a unique, thrilling experience. As for the future we hope to be a big part of Operation Coexist in all their endeavors.