Random Encounter is an independent American video game music cover/inspired band from Orlando, Florida that features an accordion as the lead instrument. Dedicated to the creation and performance of high energy music, they are known for playing songs based on video games and for their covers of songs from popular television shows and movies.
Video Game Orchestra is a Boston-based project that performs its own "rockestral" arrangements of video game music with a rock band, orchestra and choir. The project was created by Shota Nakama, an Okinawan-born producer who graduated from Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. Comparative to the other existing major video game concert acts, which mostly focus on the pure orchestral performances, the rock band element is the core essence of the VGO. Their concerts are presented as a rock show with entertaining audience engagement, improvised solos and 80's like show tricks on stage.