Welcome to Orlando Weekly
's "Band of the Week
." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Sweet Cambodia
Sweet Cambodia are playing Twisted Bazaar at St. Matthew's Tavern on Dec. 12.
Just the facts:
When did the band form?
The band formed back in late 2015 when each of us moved out of our home towns in search of musical opportunity.
Who's in the band?
Eric Charles (Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Donnie Fuson (Drums/percussion)
Savvy Savage (Bass Guitar/vocals)
Currently available releases:
Describe your sound in five words:
Space disciples of the vibe
What has been your most memorable show so far?
The EP release party where Savvy and Eric both got grabbed by the crowd to crowdsurf mid song. If it weren’t for the drums being where they were – Donnie would have probably been grabbed as well.
Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
Tears of a Tyrant, because they're down to earth and they have a killer talent.
What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
We have gotten compared to The Red Hot Chili Peppers a lot when we were first starting out. It's not that they didn’t influence us, it's that there's more progressive elements from other places. When playing anything funk-rock we are bound to get compared to them, we just want to encourage people think broader than that when listening to us.
What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
The eclectic mix of people we get to play for. Whether it's a crazy hippy house party, a music festival, or a 5k run show, Orlando's people have shown us much love. Our least favorite thing has to be traffic that comes with a big city in Florida. Really, people with Georgia license plates.
Any big news to share?
We have been writing a ton and we are planning a 2018 tour.