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Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) is a jam band, currently signed on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label. They have released four full length albums, “Fly Between Falls”, which is being re-released by Brushfire Records and “Roses & Clover” (2007), Man of the World (2010) and Sounds Like This (2012). They have also released several EPs and independent albums, including “Time Expander”.

Born from a friendship nurtured during their days at the University of California Santa Barbara, the band consists of Zach Gill (Keyboards/Vocals), Steve Adams (Bass Guitar/Vocals), Dan Lebowitz (Guitars/Percussion/Vocals) and David Brogan (Drums/Vocals).

Originally a nine-piece band featuring a brass section called The Animal Liberation Orchestra and the Free Range Horns, the band began drawing enormous attention in the Santa Barbara area with their rousing stage shows. When Zach, Dan and Steve returned to their hometown San Francisco, they stripped back down to a quartet, playing with a wide variety of different drummers. Finally, in 2002, the trio reunited with drummer David Brogan (with whom they had previously played in college) and the ultimate version of Animal Liberation Orchestra was solidified.

Zach Gill, the keyboard player, went to college with the popular singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson, and so they had good connections with one another. Soon audiences at gigs saw Animal Liberation Orchestra supporting Jack Johnson. Zach Gill has recently provided piano in Jack Johnson’s band, adding a new flavor to the live performances.

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  • gabecn

    I just can't overcome my love for ALO. Every album is a unique, priceless journey through their beautiful music. They're fearless, awesome and brilliant. I love them. Hopefully one day they'll receive all the attention they deserve.

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • drinktown

    It's ironic that the latest album is called "ALO - Sounds Like This" when this is a completely new sound for the group. They should have called it 'sounds like shit' because they seem to be taking a strange turn towards pop music. I guess I will stick with the older live shows. Get back to your roots ALO

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • acousticpd

    Look like unpromising 60's throwback. Surprisingly groovy.

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mertz019

    super chill

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LaLilaLari

    can't understand why they are that fameless!

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Raggaraimi

    Pobrecito!!

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tuscaloosaheart

    ALO and others: http://optimussonus.tumblr.com/

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • azulnosolo

    I love love love love it (again)

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • sidjustis

    Brilliant music. Laid back, chilled and smooth

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • cloudmen

    I made some desperate efforts: I want to make the best birthday present for my best friend Sophia. I need as many people as possible from all over the world at the moment I really don't have much luck! Could anybody help me and take a picture with a text on it you congratulate her? You dont have to show your hole face and I will only take the picture for private use. I'll only show it to her. It would be great if you add your country to your happy birthday sign and send it to me via email. I need it until 29th of june It would be great!

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • brunabtcn

    Zach you were amazing here in Brazil! :)

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • natan_i

    Zach, you are awesome. You got Brazil! Please, I want that hat you used yesterday on Jack Johnson's show in Porto Alegre Brazil! looool

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • breaking_news

    yeah they re so good

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • azulnosolo

    I lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove This Band!!!!

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MettallExtended

    ALO

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • happycatt44

    just as good in concert zach gill is brilliant.

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • RodeoClown123

    Ich find die ganz nett:)

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • devinemsklein

    Kinda reminds me of Modest Mouse. I like it :)

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dcdawson

    Great music! Would listen to again A+++++++

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • brunabtcn

    ALO é demais!

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
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