The Originalites

The Originalites were created near the end of the school year in 2008. Peter Fontes and Daniel Tello had some guitar and drums songs that they had worked on before and only needed a bassist. So, it was after a day of Saturday school, Peter and Tim were talking about music and were eager to jam. Tim being a bassist, Peter being a drummer, they got together and played a cover called Pawn Shop, while waiting for Daniel. Next, Daniel showed up after surfing they played long into the evening. They played Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and also playing two originals; Porque, and The Funk Song (yet to be released). They got themselves ready and played a few shows during winter (DiPiazza’s, Evocal, FVHS etc.) and then got a gig at African Corner in Fountain Valley, in support of The Moses Fund Charity! It was there that they met Mike (Michael Shmelk as we called him) Belk, a young (but older), talented saxophonist. Without ever meeting, EVER, the song MUSICAL FUSION was played and it was instantaneously musical fusion. That first meeting was recorded (live) and is still on our myspace today, as a sort of ode to that evening.

Later, once again through our dear friend Kiro Bigira, founder of African Corner, we met a keyboardist named Evan Postel. Much love and thanks goes out to Kiro and his enterprise. Since then, The Originalites have played countless shows (3+ a week), including House of Blues, The Coach House, The Galaxy Theatre, DiPiazza’s and many more. We will keep upcoming shows posted!!! So, come out and join The OGites family so we can meet you out there when the sets are there or at the skatepark when its flat!!!! We express a positive life style, that starts from the roots!!! The recordings you hear have been done live, (in the oven), very loudly. Some are new and some are old. We will be the last ones to tell you that we are good, so please let us know what you think!

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