Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye


band members

Matt Sheers


Influences

Bonobo, Andrew Bird, Rhye, Gorillaz, Crystal Castles


Bio

Combing vibrant and intricate Violin created sounds with lush beats and soaring vocals, ORCHA walks the line between light and dark, experimenting and exploring the harmonic possibilities of the Violin. An accomplished performer, ORCHA draws on a wealth of experience in electronic, folk, jazz and classical music to embrace the endless possibilities of the Violin. The music is dreamy and evocative, bridging the gap between acoustic and electronic sound, immersing the listener in a haunting soundscape of textures and tones.

"I started ORCHA as a passion project and a test of my skills as a Violinist. Listening to artists such as The Gorillaz, Crystal Castles, Bonobo and Nicholas Jaar I always found myself thinking that I could emulate so many of the electronic sounds they had in their music using my Violin through effects and started to experiment. Having the limitation of using only Violin forces me to get a lot more creative with how I go about filling out the entire harmonic structure of the song. I take inspiration from the surreal experiences of life, the joy and pain we feel every day in the modern world and I try to convey a sense of beauty and fragility in my music.”

An active member of Melbourne’s thriving electronic music scene, ORCHA has played at multiple packed out shows at the Toff, Workers Club and the Gasometer as well as country festival Happy Wanderer, gaining a following and reputation for creating an immersive and engaging live experience. He has been solidly working on his debut EP with producer Luis Kennett and some feature artists (Liahona, David Martel) and released to a packed out crowd at the Gasometer Hotel in May 2017.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

This rules. There's definitely a space internationally for this sort of forward thinking electronic music.

This rules. There's definitely a space internationally for this sort of forward thinking electronic music.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Apr 2017

Triple J
40

That violin is insanneee. You give it a whole new meaning. It instantly pulled me in. It comes in short bursts and goes away so quickly leaving you wanting more. Liahona's vocals compliment the sound of the violin in a such a beautiful way too.

That violin is insanneee. You give it a whole new meaning. It instantly pulled me in. It comes in short bursts and goes away so quickly leaving you wanting more. Liahona's vocals compliment the sound of the violin in a such a beautiful way too.