ALO - Animal Liberation Orchestra Schedule
A California rock group with a penchant for ad-libbing, ALO - Animal
Liberation Orchestra, successfully eclipsed the jam band music scene while relishing in a close relationship with famed singer
Celebrated for their extraordinary musicianship, kaleidoscopic funk pop and intoxicating songwriting,
ALO have performed together for more than 20 years.
To catch an ALO live performance, check out their upcoming tour
dates, which include stops at the Fillmore in San Francisco. To stay on top of all of ALO's concerts, make sure you sign up
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ALO - Animal Liberation Orchestra Background
Zach Gill, Steve Adams and Dan "Lebo"
Lebowitz established their first band - along with Matt West (drummer) - in 1989 when they were in junior high school.
band was initially named Django. They cut their debut album, Contact, the summer preceding their last year of high school.
They relocated to Santa Barbara following high school to go to college together.
When West exited the band, Dave Brogan
filled the vacancy. Eventually, the band moved to Augusta, Georgia, to travel around the South in the summer of 1996. They
also hoped to meet James Brown... and they did! When they made it back to Santa Barbara, Brogan made the decision to pack
up and move to Seattle.
In 1997, Josh Yafa joined the group, and the band additionally changed their name to Magnum
Family. The band didn't last too long, but were able to cultivate a loyal fan base in Isla Vista, California.
the Animal Liberation Orchestra & The Free Range Horns were born. The band was assembled to include a five-piece horn
section and Jon Nathan, UCSB Jazz Band director, on drums.
Their live stage shows stirred up some interest in the Santa
Barbara region. The band also garnered some attention for their first album, ALO vs. LAG.
After completing their college
degrees that summer, Gill, Adams and Lebowitz hit the road with Rob Brinkley (percussion). They called this acoustic tour,
BLAG Across America. When they came back that fall, they paired down to a quartet, collaborating with Shree Shyman Das (drummer).
They compressed their name to ALO. The new group injected themselves into the San Francisco music scene and consistently worked
on recordings, including One Size Fits All and Time Expander.
After Das departed, the band decided to take a short hiatus.
They resurfaced in the spring of 2002, adding an array of new drummers to their group. Then in the fall of 2002, Adams, Gill
and Lebowitz hooked up with Brogan again, cementing the group's current lineup.
During this time frame, ALO also rekindled
their college friendship with Jack Johnson, superstar singer/songwriter. When Johnson played The Fillmore in Denver in the
fall of 2002, ALO was there to support him.
In 2005, the band came out with Time Expander - an EP - and their first-full-length
album, Fly Between Falls. The following year, Fly Between Falls was re-released under Brushfire's label - Jack Johnson's brainchild.
The re-release intersected with ALO's debut as the opening act for the Dave Matthews Band.
Two years later, Roses &
Clover arrived, and Man of the World came out in 2010. Sounds Like Fun was released in 2012.
Today, ALO continues to
tour, taking their laid-back California vibe with them. To get your concert tickets, all you need to do is stick right here
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ALO - Animal Liberation Orchestra Hit Albums
ALO's albums include:
ALO vs. LAG (1998); One Size Fits All Soundtrack (1999); Time Expander (2002); Fly Between Falls (2005 and 2006); Roses &
Clover (2007); Man of the World (2010); and Sounds Like This (2012).
ALO - Animal Liberation Orchestra Trivia
Jack Johnson's In Between Dreams tour, the ALO tune, Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down, hit a high note with Johnson's fans. So ALO
started to include it in their live set inventory, playing with Johnson as a guest, and other times, they would play it in
Johnson's sets while including Gill on the accordion.
ALO - Animal Liberation Orchestra Concert Experience
ALO in a live performance, and you will be witness to a band who commands the attention of everyone around them simply with
their powerful and energetic, funk-infused performances.
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