Jomberfox

Meet Jomberfox, a rock and roll band made up of Nick Vote, Nick Mallers, David Sullivan, Andy Salge and Alex Kercheval.

This fairly new band morphed into Jomberfox from a previous project called Genius Johnson, and as of right now has only played one show together which was at The Melody Inn. But don’t mistake that for thinking this band is new to the Indy music scene, because between everyone in the band’s past and current projects, they’ve played nearly everywhere in the city. “What is so great about being in this band is that it doesn’t even closely resemble the music everyone plays outside of it,” said Nick Vote.

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You might recognize some of the guys in Jomberfox from other well-known bands in Indy. Andy Salge (bass) and Dave Sullivan (guitar) play in the local band Blue Moon Revue, Nick Mallers (drums) played previously with Lady Moon, and Alex Kercheval (guitar/keys/producer/engineer) has recently worked on projects with Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, We are Hex, Musical Family Tree and The Icks.

This will be the band’s first time playing ORANJE together. “Anything that showcases local art and music is awesome,” said Vote. “I’ve really enjoyed being exposed to new artists I might not have otherwise heard of without an event like ORANJE.”

So what can you expect from Jomberfox in the near future? “Our goal is to keep making music we like. We all agree that making great records is key to everyone’s happiness in this project. We are currently wrapping up mixing our first EP and are all pretty excited about getting some music into people’s hands.”

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Want to check out Jomberfox before October 12? You can catch them live at WARMfest on Sunday, August 31 as well as at The Melody Inn on September 25 with Pravada. You can find them on Musical Family Tree, Twitter and Facebook.

jFET

Richard Jangatha started his musical journey as a first chair violinist and now has found himself as a heavy bass producer that goes by the name jFET.

After transitioning from his classical training, Jangatha started learning EDM production in college. He was making house music, sending it to labels and started getting signed. During this time, Jangatha had over 50 releases across house labels in both digital and vinyl format. He started getting into bass music over two years ago and began to send his music around again, rebranding himself as jFET. His first release charted #15 on the Beatport Dubstep Releases chart and landed a release with the ubiquitous Play Me Records as part of the New Blood of Dubstep 2012.

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Although it has been a long journey to get to this point for jFET, he is still working hard to grow and evolve as an artist while circulating his music. He has worked with artists both locally and nationally, including Shy Guy Says, Marcus Blac and Neal Zen, and has open projects with ### (PoundPoundPound) and Cosby Sweater. When asked who he would pick as his favorite local musician? “Don’t have a favorite, everyone brings their own thing to the table and I personally can’t compare them.”

Frequently found at The Mousetrap, jFET just got done playing Mojostock and still has WARMFest and Hyperion in store before ORANJE on October 12. He also has a bunch of upcoming EPs due to be released, dates TBA. “I love the local scene,” said jFET. “There are a lot of characters, I’m one of them of course.”

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This will be jFET’s first time performing at ORANJE, although he attended the event last year. “Last year, I was a patron and had a great time. I’m very much looking forward to seeing all the awesome art vendors and of course to perform this year.” If you were on the fence about coming to ORANJE this year, jFET wants to convince you to come. “It’s one of a kind; you get to see the evolving state of arts. I had an incredible time last year, and I think it has something for everyone.”

You can keep up with jFET before ORANJE 2013 on TwitterFacebook and Soundcloud.