$50 Orchestra

Jay Allen Sanford: Bass guitar, Drums, Electric violin, Electronics, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Organ, Percussion

Genre: Electro | DJ, Jazz, Rock

RIYL: Kitaro, Rick Wakeman, Nektar, Comus, Tom Griesgraber, Kata, Old Man Wizard, Ilya, Jamie Shadowlight, Alex DePue

No shows scheduled | Post a show |


Inception: San Diego, 2009

Influences: Rick Wakeman, Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Nektar, Tangerine Dream, Hawkwind, Klaatu, Fats Waller, Badfinger, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Spirit, Gong, Steve Hillage, Bangor Flying Circus, UK, Eddie Jobson, Jean Luc Ponty, Comus


$50 Orchestra began as a symphonic-electronic one man prog band, named for the fact that none of the second-hand musical instruments used to record cost more than $50. Inspired by the music of artists like Alan Parsons Project, Rick Wakeman, and Kitaro, a two-volume debut album was released in April 2014, Sinfonia Volumes 1 and 2.

Live performances are rare, usually featuring a trio (guitar, bass, and keys/violin, accompanied by a drum machine).


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