Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Yes - weird name, but don't let that fool you. This band has more energy and downright talent than many new bands out there today. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are: Scrambled’ Greg Ormont – Vocals, Guitar; Jeremy Schon – Guitar, Vocals; Ben Carrey – Bass, Vocals; Alex 'Gator' Petropulos – Drums. They brought their flock to The Anthem in Washington, DC - a beautiful large room with a killer sound system. I saw them a few times before, once opening for another jam band. I was a convert pretty early into that first set. With their over-the-top energy and freakish talent, the band reminds me of a young Widespread Panic.
The driver of the band is clearly Greg Ormont, with his long curly black hair and energy on top of energy, he leads the band and the crowd into a frenzy of dancing and thrills. Known for their amazing light show, this night was no different. Highlighting each memeber of the band in turn, as well as full stage lighting of every color in the spectrum. Watch for these guys - I see a long, happy future for them.