Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in NYC
The video team at AMS was looking to get funky, so we got out our dancing shoes and journeyed into the heart of New York City and stopped at Irving Plaza. We met up with the high-energy psychedelic funk band “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong” before they took the historic Manhattan venue stage for their show. Formed at the University of Maryland, “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong” is all about infectious electro-funk grooves and consists of guitarists Greg Ormont and Jeremy Schon, bassist Ben Carrey, and drummer Alex Petropulos.
Infectious Electro-Funk and Grooves
We talked with the group about their evolution from a college band into a full-time pro ensemble with two full-length albums and an EP under their belts, including their most recent 2016 release, Pleasure. We also discussed the gear that fuels their truly funky sounds like their striking PRS Guitars, Ibanez Basses, Ludwig Drums, and effects by Maxon and Boss. Be sure to check out the interview below and be on the lookout for “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong” on their 2017 tour throughout the US! You never know what bust outs you might hear at their shows. If they are playing in your home town for a few nights, make sure you catch all of their shows.
Some of the brands that support Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are PRS Guitars, D’Addario Strings, and Maxon Pedals. These brands support their psychedelic funk as they tour around the United States. This summer, the band is bringing their funk to festivals like The Peach Festival and Lockn’ and these are two of the biggest festivals for jam bands. They are also playing the legendary Red Rocks in Colorado. Make sure you check them out in a city near you and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.
Photos by Greg Goldberg
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Check out most of the gear PPPP plays @! American Musical Supply
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy, and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase “the Flock” growing exponentially.