Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is an American funk jam band from Baltimore, Maryland.[1][2] The band has garnered a following as a result of their consistent touring, playing as many as two hundred shows a year.[3]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Years active2009 (2009)–present
  • Greg Ormont
  • Jeremy Schon
  • Alex Petropulos
  • Ben Carrey
Past members
  • Dan Schwartz



Pigeons Playing Ping Pong began in 2009. The band released its first full-length album titled Funk E P in 2010.[4][5] This album name is a play on words says vocalist/guitarist Greg Ormont, and unfortunately the name led people to think this first album was just an EP. In July 2014, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released its second full-length album titled Psychology.[1][4][6][7][8][9]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has hosted the Domefest music festival every year since 2009. The location of the festival has changed periodically but is currently held at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

In a 2017 interview,[10] Greg Ormont (vocals/guitar) said, "We met in college at the University of Maryland and the dorm project turned into the real thing. We've been playing for over 8 years. We've been touring the country for 4–5 years and just having a blast spreading our high energy psychedelic funk and good vibes. We like to bring the party and show people a diverse time that is positive and fun and everyone leaves a happier person.”

In April of 2022, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released its 6th studio album, Perspective.[11]

In April of 2024, the band's seventh studio album, Day In Time, was released.[12]



Band members



  • Manny Newman – Lighting Director (2015–present)
  • Ivan LaRocca – FOH Engineer (2022–present)

Former Crew

  • Erich Miller: FOH Engineer (2016-2022)
  • Dante DiLoreto: Monitor Engineer
  • Kevin McKay: Tour Manager
  • Aaron Kovelman: Lighting Director



Studio albums

  • Funk E P (2010, self-released)
  • Psychology (2014, self-released)
  • Pleasure (2016, self-released)
  • Pizazz (2017, self-released)
  • Presto (2020, self-released)
  • Perspective (2022, self-released)
  • Day In Time (2024, self-released)

Live Albums

  • The Great Outdoors Jam (2017)
  • Stop Making Cake: Halloween 2019 (Live in New Haven, CT) (2020)


  1. ^ a b Case, Wesley. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, 'Psychology'". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ Farrell, Michael. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong make good music, too". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to land in Lexington". The Kentucky Kernel. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Q&A WITH PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG". Chicago Independent Radio Project. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Countdown to #TheBreakdown: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong". The 570. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Psychology [Review/Stream]". Live for Live Music. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Premiere: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Zydeko". JamBase. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. ^ Martin, Bobby. "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong: Psychology – New Music Review". Grateful Web. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  9. ^ Dickens, Chadbyrne. "PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG – PSYCHOLOGY (ALBUM REVIEW)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  10. ^ American Musical Supply (7 February 2017), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Interview – AMS Exclusive Interviews, retrieved 30 March 2017
  11. ^ "In-Depth Interview: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Bassist Ben On Domefest, Rainbows and Perspective".
  12. ^ "ABOUT". Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Retrieved 28 April 2024.