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 five piece band with three guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer. We play together to accomplish one thing-raise awareness about oral cancer through fundraising events.

Meet the Band...

Larry Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

Jamie Hamburg - Guitar/Vocals

John Bologna - Bass

George Segnit - Vocals/Guitar

Tommy Sochor - Drums

Eric Wilson - Keyboard

 
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Larry Hamburg

Vocals/Guitar

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George Segnit

Vocals/Guitar

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Jamie hamburg

Guitar/Vocals

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John Bologna

Bass

Tommy Sochor 

Drums

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.

George Segnit - Vocals/Guitar

George joined the cause in 2002 after hearing Larry’s 9/11 tribute.  Dubbed “The Professor”, George brings the knowledge of an educator, the intensity of a coach, and a lifetime of music that began in his early years, singing and playing music with his brother.  A singer / songwriter who is comfortable with many different styles, George shares his love of music with his wife, Ina (a music educator) and son Jackson (who plays trumpet, guitar, and sings).  Credited by Larry for helping to “kick cancer’s ass”.

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.

John Bologna - Bass

Tommy Sochor - Drums

Eric Wilson - Keys