Flow Tribe is all about feeling. You should be able to feel the rhythm of the bass drum vibrating through your body. You should be able to feel the energy and charisma provided by K.C. O’Rorke and his crew. Most importantly, you should be able to feel the growing buzz that infiltrates the audience at a Flow Tribe show. It begins as a low rumble of feet shuffling, bodies swaying, before exploding into a full-out dance party.
Growing up in The Big Easy, O’Rorke was heavily influenced by the jazz and funk sounds that can be found along Bourbon Street. Their sound is unique, blending old-school jazz technique with more modern elements.
Unlike today’s music, which is created with fancy computers and programs, O’Rorke thinks the bands organic sound is what attracts the younger audience. “I think people are tired of stuff like EDM and computer-generated noise. They want something organic that they can dance to.”
And they certainly dance.
“We’ve seen everything on the dance floor,” remarks O’Rorke, “from old ladies learning how to dance, to babies learning how to walk.”
Flow Tribe’s main goal is to turn any kind of venue into a dance floor where people can mingle and have a good time. Sunday, Flow Tribe will turn the courtyard at Marion Courtroom into a place to let loose.
“We play backbone crackin’ music,” says O’Rorke. “We make sure to keep the beat grooving so everyone can hit the dance floor and get their necks moving.”
That’s not to say O’Rorke and the band haven’t played at a few unlikely venues. He reminisces about trying to win over punk rock crowd in Savannah, Georgia. “It was intimidating but we got them moving by the end of the night,” he says.
You’ll also notice Sunday that these are some snazzily dressed fellas as well, using the mantra “Make it Shine” to keep their style on point.
“We like to look good and keep things fresh,” says O’Rorke, “If you feel good and look good, everyone has a good time.”
Catch Flow Tribe at Marion Court Room (7 E. Marion St., Lancaster) on Sunday, August 17. 5pm doors. $10. Click here for tickets.