Orange Krush is Asheville North Carolina’s finest party band!
This talented 6 piece band is composed of two fantastic female and male vocalists and four dynamic musician/vocalists. Having both male and female singers plus bass, drums, keys, and guitar allows Orange Krush to put on a high energy performance covering every musical style. Orange Krush creates a highly engaging and interactive experience. We pride ourselves on our ability to ‘read’ our audience and adjust our playlist in order to keep everyone dancing and having fun. From Cocktail Jazz to Dinner Swing, Motown to Disco, 80′s to Today, Orange Krush can enhance every part of your event and entertain every guest in the room. You can relax and enjoy your wedding as all the details will be professionally handled. We will work with you beforehand to create an effective flow for your event that will help insure its success.
Lief grew up surrounded by music and since an early age has had a desired to play and record it. His life time love of music, speech and the emotional response of sound lead him to become an audio engineer and professional musician. Lief Stevens attended Isothermal Community College for broadcasting and graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music
Lead Vocals/Flute Player
Joanna is a true southern girl, born and raised in the Carolinas. She draws on a varied background of musical training and experiences. Classical, pop, musical theater, jazz, and punk rock all influence her energetic performance style. She sees herself as a musical chameleon, always up to the challenge to trying out a new musical style
Ryan “RnB” Barber is a producer, singer/songwriter and emcee originally from Wilkesboro, NC. Ryan was born with music streaming through his veins as his entire family were members of the church choir, and at an early age his father & uncle immediately exposed him to the R&B greats such as The Whispers, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Michael Jackson, The SOS Band, and The Isley brothers among many others.
Michael Barnes began playing the guitar in 1971 and first studied classical guitar with Jerry Young and then moved on to Jazz and other styles of music. A few of the bands during junior high and high school included Warren Haynes now of Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. After graduating from Asheville High School in 1978 he then attended the University of Miami and was enrolled as a Studio Jazz major.
Brian Turner is quickly rising as one of the most popular pianists of the Southeastern US. This versatile pianist/keyboardist/organist plays just about any style of music you can throw at him. As a soloist and collaborative artist, he has shared the stage and rocked out with many great international artists and bands
Drummer/Vocalist/Expert Cow Bell Player
David Bruce attended Florida State University with a major in Music Education. While in Tallahassee, he performed with the FSU Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. He was also selected to represent the United States with other members of the FSU music program at the World Trade Fair in Damascus, Syria and Amman, Jordan.
Frank Southecorvo grew up in Massachusetts, where he studied with saxophonists Dave Faucher and Blue Note recording artist, Jerry Bergonzi. During three of his years in high school he won competitions to play in All-State jazz ensembles led by Berkeley College of Music faculty members Herb Pomeroy John LaPorta and others.
The sound of Walton’s trombone swings through the region with Orange Krush, the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, Russ Wilson’s Nouveau Passe Orchestra, Frank Southecorvo, the Rich Willey Band, the Asheville Gentlemen, and the Wardens.
Woody grew up in Central Florida within a musical family, his father a prominent music teacher and accomplished trombone player, his mother a vocalist and piano player. He began studying the trumpet under the tutelage of his father at nine years old. By age 14, he was playing professional in big bands and combos in Cocoa beach, FL and the surrounding area.