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Colony Presents: Orr * Colletti * Shamir

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Name: Colony Presents: Orr * Colletti * Shamir
Date: May 21, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

Orr * Colletti * Shamir is a new Woodstock based trio with Ted Orr (guitar), Mike Colletti (bass), and Amit Shamir (drums). The repertoire draws from many of their favorite classic composers like: Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, P-Funk, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, James Brown, Billy Cobham, and Stanley Clarke.

Ted Orr is a renowned innovator in the arena of midi guitar. Ted studied at Berklee College Of Music and at the Creative Music Studio. He has a long history of performing with a variety of Woodstock based acts including Futu Futu,, Gary Windo Band, Pam & The Shades, Dharma Bums, Creative Music Studio Orchestra, 420 Funk Mob, Blue Food, Salted Bros, Winston Grennan Band, Amrod Bros Band, da 411, BLOB, Hudson Valley SoundPainters, and Ras T Asheber Posse. He has recorded with funk legends George Clinton, Sly Stone, the JB horns (Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker), as well as Bad Brains, Stanley Jordan, Garth Hudson, Karl Berger, Swollen Monkeys, Hunter S. Thompson, and many others. He is also a live and studio audio engineer who spent many years running sound locally for The Joyous Lake, The Colony, and Tinker St Cafe as well on the road with the Bad Brains. He has worked at many area studios including Nevessa, Bearsville Studio, Jersville, Applehead, and Clubhouse. He is currently head engineer at Sertso Studio and SoundHive.

Mike Colletti has been playing the electric bass on the Northeastern US club scene for over thirty-five years. Starting performing in NYC clubs at age fifteen, he has enjoyed playing music of many genres including, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock.
Michael earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in music from SUNY Purchase. Michael studied under organist and harpsichordist, Anthony Newman and producer Jim McElwaine. Some of Michael’s session work includes: Leslie West's Alligator release (The Stealer); earlier studio recordings with songwriter/composer Frank Carillo (Peter Frampton, Carillo). Michael loves performing, songwriting, and being a side-guy. Studio sessions are a favorite activity. The diversity in genres, players and material always keeps it interesting. Moving to Woodstock, NY has afforded amazing opportunities to explore music with some of the most expressive and talented musicians in the area.

Amit Shamir performs locally as the drummer with The Flash Band, Ras T and Frenzi, and Rennie Cantine Band. He has performed in the past with Charnett Moffet, Cro Mags, Conehead Buddha, Dr Jah, Liz Swados, John Blair, Nail, Iration Squad, Zen Mambo, First House, and Hells Kitchen.
22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, New York 12498
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, May 21 at 5 PM - 10 PM
Suggested Donation (100% goes to the artists)
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