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GANJA ROCK
"Loving the new album and so are our listeners!" -Dr. Soc, Island 92 Radio 
"With their new album Ganja Rock, OG has delivered something unique and powerful, yet extremely catchy." -Laura Bijnsdorp, The Daily Herald
"This music really speaks to me. As strong as their new album Ganja Rock is, live it's even better!" -Rick Kinzer, fan from Colorado
              "I've been to your shows on Curacao, St. Maarten and in Holland! Nothing like an OG concert on the beach but no matter the place it's always a great night!" -Niki Hendriks, fan from Amsterdam

Listen to the full album by scrolling down to the player all the way at the bottom of this page, or on any major music streaming platforms 

OG and Walshy Fire teamed up for "Blessed"! Check out the video below, shot entirely on the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin

LIVE we have played many epic stages in awesome spots around the world. No matter where we are, it always seems to end up being a very unique and positive experience worth repeating! Some of those highlights:

 

-Mood Indigo festival (Mumbai, India)

-Zwarte Cross (NL)

-Parkpop festival (NL)

-Surfana festival (NL)

-Oerrol festival (NL)

-8 concerts in Japan (Tokyo and Nagoya)

-St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (9 x and counting!)

-annual tours to the Caribbean (Aruba, St. Maarten, Curacao, St. Barths, Anguilla, Bonaire, Statia, Saba)

-USA east coast tour (NY, GA, NC, SC)

-USA west coast tour (LA and Vegas)

-tour of the Czech Republic (5 shows in 4 cities)

-Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany

-popular venues we've played in the NL include Paradiso, Paard van Troje, Melkweg, Luxor, 013 and many more

our story...

Best friends Michael Maidwell and Jacob Streefkerk founded Orange Grove shortly after leaving St. Maarten, the little Caribbean island paradise they called home, to attend college in the Netherlands. Like many teenagers, they had grown tired of studying by the time they graduated from high school, and being in a band seemed much cooler than anything else they could ever imagine doing. Jacob played guitar and Michael discovered he had a talent for rapping. Soon after arriving in the Netherlands they began writing songs and recording demos on their four track mini disc recorder. College was becoming more and more boring by the day so they had to move quickly. Before they knew it they had enough songs for a demo cd and began playing small bars and clubs in the country with their brand new band which they called Orange Grove, named after an area back on their island homes.

 

In the years that followed, Orange Grove would independently release a couple studio and live albums, various singles and videoclips, all while traveling to some amazing parts of the world to try to spread their music as far as they possibly could. It wasn’t the easiest road to travel in life, trying to make a living off your own music without the likes of record labels or even outside management, but it was fun and they learned and grew with every step of the way.

 

Fast-forward to today. Orange Grove has just released their much anticipated third studio album, ‘Ganja Rock’. The band has grown in leaps and bounds since their first album release (Genuine Origins) and this becomes evident upon listening to their latest material and experiencing their new live show. With wickedly talented members  and producers Tim Kesteloo (guitars) and Robert Biesewig (drums), who both joined the group in 2011, playing huge roles in the writing and producing of Ganja Rock, together with collaborations and guest features by legends like King Yellowman, Walshy Fire (Major Lazer) and Brainpower, the band feels confident they have created something special for all their fans who have been following them throughout the years, as well as a great introduction for all who have yet to stumble upon their music. 

 

Michael adds: “This one feels like the album it was all leading up to. Like a gift to all our fans who have been supporting us all these years, encouraging us to keep at it.”

We come fi nice it up

BOOKINGS in NL     

Atlas Agency (Jim van Kooten)

jim@atlas-agency.nl

Tel +31629159994

MANAGEMENT + BOOKINGS outside NL

Jacob Streefkerk

orangegrovemusic@gmail.com

Tel +31621209060

CONTACT

"The wait was long guys but this is worth it!!" - Franklin Kallus, fan from Guyana

"This is classic OG!! Can't get enough!!" - Bulldog, radio host at Irie Radio

"I lived through Hurricane Irma and you guys did a great job! Maybe a little too great because I have a tough time listening to that one..." - Susan Piscione, fan on St. Maarten/St. Martin

"I can't wait to see you guys perform this album live! I haven't see your show in two years. Please come back to Mumbai!" - Amesh Rupali, fan in India

"Been a big fan since 2007 and this album truly speaks to me" - Kevin Spronk, fan in the Netherlands

"Never heard anything like Ganja Rock before! You guys are sick!" - Eckhardt Lambaster, fan in the UK

"I'll be visiting St. Maarten in March for the Heineken Regatta and heard you guys are playing! Can't wait! I discovered OG at this same regatta 5 years ago!" - Norbert Williams, fan from Boston

"Yellowman on the record!! How cool is that!?! Loving that track Watch Out too! My favourite is still Blaze though." - Jennifer van Wijngaarde, fan from the Netherlands