Grown Man Fall (Single)
January 1st, 2019
Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. From major festival stages around the world to leading a parade down the street, this is a group of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.
Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”
K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Nick Solnick (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever.
In 2017 Flow Tribe teamed up with legendary Hip Hop producer Mannie Fresh (Lil Wayne, Big Tymers) to create the album “BOSS”. The album reached #55 on the Billboard R&B charts and #5 on the Relix/Jambands.com chart reflecting the diversity of sound represented on the album. After relentless touring, Flow Tribe completed building a state of the art studio in New Orleans called Downman Sounds. They are now putting the finishing touches on a 2-part album “Downman Sounds Vol. 1” coming out in 2019.
2017 #55 on Billboard R&B Chart for the album “BOSS”
2017 #5 on the Relix/Jambands.com Chart for the album “BOSS”
2017 Gambit Weekly Best of New Orleans Bands
2016 Best of the Fest Best of the Bayou Fest Houma, La
2015 Ones to Watch at Jazz Fest Offbeat Bible
2015 #9 on the Relix/Jambands.com Chart for the album “Alligator White”
Flow Tribe is:
K.C. O’Rorke - Vocals and trumpet
John-Michael Early - Harmonica, washboard, vocals and keyboard
Nick Solnick - Drums
Chad Penot - Bass and vocals
Bryan Santos - Guitar and timbales
Mario Palmisano - Guitar
'Hammered on Christmas': Flow Tribe debuts new song ahead of Crunktacular at Tipitina's
December 18th, 2018 | The New Orleans Advocate
On Friday, funk-rock party band Flow Tribe will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual Christmas Crunktacular holiday blowout at Tipitina’s.That this is actually the 11th Crunktacular will in no way detract from the festivities... [READ MORE]