Get to Know Orange Crush

Orange Crush, NJ’s first R.E.M. tribute act, was conceived in 2017. After considering a few different options it was quickly agreed by all members of the band that there would be no better band to pay homage to than R.E.M. From the textured baritone of lead vocalist Frank Hartgrave and primal rhythms of drummer Danny Mecca to the nimble and accurate playing of Mike Lorincz all members of the band were well suited to their roles. Being considered one of the greatest live acts of all time, R.E.M. no longer tours but Orange Crush is here to carry on the legacy!


Studio Songs

Driver 8

The One I Love

It's the End of the World


Partial Song List

  • Bad Day
  • Drive
  • Driver 8
  • Everybody Hurts
  • Fall On me
  • Finest Worksong
  • I’m Gonna DJ
  • It's The End Of The World As We Know It
  • Losing My Religion
  • Man on the Moon
  • Maps and Legends
  • Orange Crush
  • Radio Free Europe
  • (Don't go back to) Rockville
  • So. Central Rain
  • Stand
  • Strange Currencies
  • The One I Love
  • What’s the Frequency Kenneth

Members of the Band

Members of Orange Crush hail from Central Jersey - yes that's a thing! The band came together out of the mutual love of Rock & Roll and R.E.M.

  • Frank

    Frank Hartgrave


  • Mike

    Mike Lorincz

    Lead Guitar

  • Steve

    Steve Crosby

    Backing Vocals

  • Danny

    Danny Mecca

    Backing Vocals

  • Billy

    Billy Kelly

    Backing Vocals

Live Events

Orange Crush is currently making plans for spring/summer shows around the tri-state area.  If you are interested in booking Orange Crush please check the contact links below.

Orange Crush Playing

Project Help Veteran's Benefit

Orange Crush will be playing a benefit at the famous Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ on March 22, 2020.  Please stop by and help support our veterans and their families.   For tickets and more information visit the Stanhope House website

Project Help
Orange Crush Playing Live

Stanhope House

Orange Crush will be playing at the famous Stanhope House (the Last Great American Road House) in Stanhope, NJ on July 31, 2020.  For tickets and more information visit the Stanhope House website

Stanhope House

Keep in touch

We invite you to follow Orange Crush on your favorite social media platform linked below. You can also call or email for booking from the links below.