800 lb Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a college rock/jam band based in Bloomington, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800lbG places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The interplay between musicians takes place on an improvisational plane that harkens Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead and Steely Dan.
Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey when they were in middle school, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio to a funk and jazz juggernaut. Since that time they have added Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax), Brian Carson (drums), and Joe Schweitzer (electric bass). As a group, you would be hard-pressed to find five more competent musicians.
800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. Their fanbase is strongest among their college peers in Bloomington, and the jam band community throughout Central Indiana. They are fortunate to have been invited to play festivals this year including Hyperion, Good People Good Times, JorgStock (Eiteljorg Museum), and Taste of Bloomington.
The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.
Electric Orange Peel
Electric Orange Peel began as five friends jamming together in original Rhythm guitarist Nick Hampton’s basement. It didn’t take long for the band to realize that they had a special kind of chemistry together, and they almost immediately began playing shows around their hometown of Columbus, OH.
Word of EOP spread quickly throughout the Ohio music scene, with the band earning slots at Summer Camp and The Werk Out Music Festivals (among many others) in just their first year together.
Eventually Hampton left the band to move out West, and the newly made four-piece (Dylan Aughe, Marko Manastyrskyj, Ryan Bertani, and Austin Crumrine) began writing, practicing, and touring harder than ever. While constantly growing their fan-base in their home market, the boys began to branch out to neighboring States and cities to expand the reach of the Peel.
Now in their fourth year together, Electric Orange Peel is going stronger than ever. With an ever-growing catalog of original music, EOP decided to hit the studio last Winter to record their debut album, “Seed,” which they released on June 30, 2017. Now hitting the road again hard for the Spring and Summer tours, Electric Orange Peel is currently riding a massive wave of momentum, and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
May 10, 2019 09:00 PM
May 11, 2019 03:00 AM
Fri, May 10, 2019 
800 Lb Gorilla & Electric Orange Peel – Friday, May 10th
The Mousetrap Bar & Grill 5565 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46220