Ritchie White Orchestra: A Retro Rock Revival at Levitt Pavilion Thoughts+Photos: Ritchie White Orchestra at Levitt Pavilion 8/26/23
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Amidst the cacophony of modern music trends, nostalgic reminders of rock’s golden era are always welcome. Enter the Ritchie White Orchestra, a sextet whose hard-rocking, pop-infused psychedelic sound does just that.
From the moment they took to the stage at MacArthur Park’s Levitt Pavilion, it was evident that the Ritchie White Orchestra was not just here to play – they were here to “infect” (per their Facebook page) us with their infectious energy and unmistakable charisma. Leading the brigade was Ritchie, the embodiment of old-school cool, nonchalantly strumming away with a toothpick perched between his lips. Unflappable and utterly collected, his presence was a cool pull, anchoring the audience to every riff and chorus.
Their music? A rich tapestry of retro rock vibes, weaving together threads of vintage melodies with the raw energy of contemporary rock. Each of the six members brought their own flavor, creating a symphonic fusion that felt both familiar and refreshingly new. And while their sound was undoubtedly solid, it was the element of fun that truly set their performance apart. With each track, they invited the audience into their mischievous world of “bad boys and girls and those in between. If you’re yearning for a touch of retro with a modern twist, the Ritchie White Orchestra is your ticket to ride…”