OrCA Blues Band

We’re here to raise oral cancer awareness through music!  Led by Dr. Larry Hamburg, a survivor himself, we want to defeat oral cancer by raising awareness and stopping it before it can start.  We’re a six piece band with three guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, and a percussionist. We play together to accomplish one thing-raise awareness about oral cancer through fundraising events.

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Meet the Band...

Larry Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

Jamie Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

Chris Raabe - Guitar/Vocals

Jim Lucas - Bass

Tommy Sochor - Drums

Doug Hart - Percussion

 
  LARRY HAMBURG   Guitar/Vocals

LARRY HAMBURG

Guitar/Vocals

  JAMIE HAMBURG   Guitar/Vocals

JAMIE HAMBURG

Guitar/Vocals

  CHRIS RAABE   Guitar/Vocals

CHRIS RAABE

Guitar/Vocals

  JIM LUCAS   Bass

JIM LUCAS

Bass

  TOMMY SOCHOR   Drums

TOMMY SOCHOR

Drums

  DOUG HART   Percussion

DOUG HART

Percussion

Larry Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

Doctor Larry, as he is known around the community, has his roots solidly in the classic Southern Rock (ex Allman Brothers) genre, though he is also well-versed in more contemporary music, performing songs recorded by bands like Dave Mathews and Coldplay. His interest in the guitar began around the age of seven, when THE Paul Simon came to babysit! He has been playing in rock bands since he was a teenager. Larry’s bands have always donated any proceeds to various charitable organizations, most recently becoming vehicles through which to spread awareness of oral cancer. He formed the OrCA Blues Band seven years ago, after being personally diagnosed with stage 4 oral cancer; OBB and OrCoustic have played, throughout the mid-Hudson area, to spread awareness of this terrible disease, ever since.

Jamie Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

Currently enrolled as a student at the renowned Berklee College of Music (the number one contemporary music college in the US), Jamie has been making music with various instruments (guitar, keyboard, violin and voice), since he could walk. He is the recipient of the coveted Director’s award, bestowed upon the most promising musician in the Poughkeepsie high school symphony orchestra. He sat as first chair for guitar in that orchestra. He also played guitar in the school’s jazz band, and was selected to represent that school as all-state for jazz. He plays lead guitar and vocals for OrCoustic and the OrCA Blues Band.

Chris Raabe - Guitar/Vocals

Jim Lucas - Bass

Tommy Sochor - Drums

Doug Hart - Percussion