Lost Orange Cat burst onto the Milwaukee music scene in 2018. Musically featuring their original songs inspired by a broad variety of styles and genres. They are always pushing the boundaries of their creativity to find new sounds that feel familiar. The band's live performance brings the force of a locomotive led by Josh Konkel's power soul vocals backed by a Rock N' Roll band disguised as a bluegrass band. The group is made of 4 total members that each bring a unique stylistic flare to give Lost Orange Cat their original sound.
You'll hear elements of classic rock, outlaw country, psychedelic blues, and a hint of bluegrass to give you something you can only call, Folk N' Roll. If you're a fan of artists such as Sturgill Simpson, The Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Devil Makes Three, then Lost Orange Cat is must see!
Members: Josh Konkel: Vocals/Guitar Geoff McDonald: Bass Joe Royten: Mandolin Kyle Ciske: Drums
"Lost Orange Cat is a self-described rock n roll band disguised as a bluegrass band. They sound anything but lost when the 4 members get together like a folky Voltron on area stages.
Lost Orange Cat is a band of Milwaukee scene veterans that is growing and evolving through their shows and loose, playful nature. They originally formed out of the ashes of the now closed D14 Brewery in Bay View where the members hung out. It was actually the last day of that venue’s existence in November of 2018 when they set up a session to try and hash out some ideas and they haven’t looked back since.
The last piece was Ciske, who also plays in the formidable Delta Routine, was the last piece to help solidify the line-up. His experience playing all over the country and helping to craft Delta Routine’s tunes are instantly apparent when watching Lost Orange Cat get after it. Rathmann, when pressed to pick an element that best represents the band, says, “I think we are earth, I think the music is grounding.” On brand and without missing a beat, Ciske follows and says, “I disagree, if you combine the elements fire and water, you get firewater, aka whiskey. That’s the element that Lost Orange Cat is.”
Konkel's songs transform into Lost Orange Cat songs when he allows all of the remaining band members to sprinkle their magic on his compositions. Lost Orange Cat is still a relatively young band but they sound wise beyond their years." - Bryon Cherry (Breaking and Entering)