Guitar and vocals
Drums and percussion
2017: Where It All Began
Orange Animal was formed in Akron, Ohio in 2017 after Ramsey wrote a series of songs that he, Thurman, Derivan (and Moshe Koval) decided to start playing out at venues in Akron and Cleveland.
2018: The First Album
After the release of their first album in early 2018, Gave It All Away, Orange Animal traveled to play shows in Columbus and Chicago as well as continuing to build their home audience in Cleveland.
2019: The Second Album
Soon there were more songs and the creation of their sophomore album, No Song Sick Hearts in 2019.
With their live shows and album releases, they were recognized and featured as the Band of the Week in Cleveland Scene Magazine in May, 2019. They were also featured on WKSU’s Shuffle with Amanda Rabinowitz and received airplay on 91.3 The Summit.
2020-2022: California and Beyond
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Orange Animal continued to write and release music.
The band wrapped up their 2022 with a small road trip down I-77, playing shows in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
2023: The Next Chapter
In 2023, after a brief refrain, Orange Animal returned to the studio. But this time there were some new faces. From the acclaimed band, The Battle, bothers Ron and Donne Copenhaver and Chris Shaheen joined up with Ramsey and Derivan to create a new album that will be released in 2024.
Stay tuned for songs from the new album and keep an eye out for upcoming shows in a city near you.