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Bethel, CT | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Bethel, CT
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Americana




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No Matter - Single Release
â„— 2017 David Fusaro Kevin McCloskey Dave Oberacker
Recorded at Angel Thorne Music Co LLC



Gorja started as a very dense concept. As the concept project became more & more compressed, the temperatures kept rising, the walls began to shake & close in, without notice... Emerging from this sudden flash, were 5 gorgeous men of minds!!! 

We are Gorja! And this is our big band theory!

GoRjA is slang for Gorgeous, as one might say while walking out on a beach, peering off a mountaintop or feelin’ your fav tune - "GoRjA." Simply…just gorgeous, plain, simple and bold. Music is gorgeous. GoRjA is music.

Trickling out the mind of Dave Oberacker (vox, guitars) GoRjA not only burst into our worlds through music, but also changed the view of it. The front man of Seeking Homer had pubs swinging to both original tunes and favorite singalongs including his infamous version of “Star Spangled Banner” for years. Last year Oberacker added old friend, guitarist extraordinaire, Dave Fusaro, to the circuit creating a buzz that would soon translate into what we now know as GoRjA.

In late 2016, Davey linked up with Dave's fellow musicians, Andrew “AKA47” Kramer (guitars, lap, steel), Mike “Lear-Dog” Leary (bass) and Chris “Cross Stick” Cacciato (drums). Andrew, known for bleeding his instruments onto tracks with local favorites Morningside, Failure’s Art and Litmus, brings a dynamic sound that hits like an AK-47 through your ears and heart. The rhythm section of Cacciato and Leary have been hittin’ it and laying down the vibe for almost two decades now including their early years in local favorite Stony Hill and the Jibe with Fusaro. These three come to GoRjA after years of collaborating on projects - Weathered Helm, Bourbon Prophecy and Frogtown Road with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell.

Dusting off the cobwebs with some Tom Petty, Dawes, Sturgill Simpson and Bruce Springsteen the boys took on some GoRjA tunes of their own with some collaborations from Kevin “Wild Thing” McCloskey (lyricist). As rumor has it…the walls shook, closed in and with a bang…GoRjA was. With a bag full of originals and some unique takes on your favorite songs, the boys continue set their sights on a summer full of bringing GoRjA into your heads and hearts through live shows, recordings and beyond. 

In February of 2017, GoRjA recorded their first original track at Angel Thorne Studios in Bethel, CT and our currently working on an EP for spring of 2018.  Whether in your local watering hole or outdoor festivals there will be GoRjA. 

Open up and let it in…

Band Members