The Band

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Organic Gold began as a rotating bill of musicians. Founded in 2017 by Jonny Cole and Matt Schmidt, original songs were written and recorded in an old trailer on a Bainbridge Island farm.

Early OG demos featured various singers with Matt playing guitar and drums, and Jonny playing bass, synth, and engineering the tracks. While honing their niche, they experimented with a variety of styles, from punk to jazz, stoner rock to synth pop. In 2020 Jonny took over after Matt moved to the Alaskan frontier with his love Steph Zanati (a regular synth player with OG). Since then other collaborators have worked with Jonny, including Julie M, who co-wrote lyrics on several of the songs on the latest EP, Hindsight.

From trip hop vibes to punk rhythms, spacey psychedelic riffs to syncopated beats, OG influences are underpinned by eclectic influences.

Taking direction from the likes of Kraftwerk, Human League,  Klaxons, and Hot Chip, Jonny integrates his skills in recording and mixing engineering to produce a unique sound. 

He can also be found pulling other bands like grungy, gravely, northwest rock Golden Day Lodge and the soul fueled indy rock of The Black Chevys into his studio; contributing his talents in bass and piano to their songs. 

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