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||los angeles, CA
||Rock, Funk/Groove & Soul Rock
Arif - Vocals,Guitar; DeHaven - Drums,Vocals; Kelley - Bass,Vocals
Artist / Band Member: DeHaven firstname.lastname@example.org 714.348.8593; Artist / Band Member: Arif email@example.com 323.816.8775
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||los angeles: 51-75; orange co.: 51-75
||House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA; haugh performing arts center - glendale, ca; viper room - hollywood, ca; the joint - los angeles, ca; galaxy theatre - santa ana, ca; coach house - san juan capistrano, ca; the gig - hollywood, ca; key club - hollywood, ca; home depot center - carson, ca
||average white band; zapp w/ roger troutman; wang chung; johnny vatos boingo dance party band; slapbak; passing zone
||john mayer; maroon 5; lenny kravitz; led zeppelin; jimi hendrix; power station; the beatles
|Performing Rights Society:
||GET IT GOOD Single—2010; LIVING THE DREAM LP—2009; COLOUR OF MUSIC LP—2004; 3P EP—2000; AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN OLIO PARTY LIVE LP—1998
About the ArtistWhat do a film composer, dj and director of music and arts have in common? Three brothers from other mothers (and fathers) got together, from the OC, ChiTown and DC, to create a miscellaneous collection of musical works aka OLIO. Inspired by everything from Black Sabbath to Barry White these guys stir up an eclectic blend of music from hip-hop to funk, soul to rock and a dash of pop and serve it up nice and hot!
Whether it's songs about break-ups, make-outs, shake-ups or four letter words, Olio produces electrifying, positive music from their studio in Los Angeles, CA. On stage Arif sings and breaks strings (sometimes his right hand gets heavy), DeHaven grooves on drums and croons (when the lights are low and the mood is right), and Matt plays bass so wickedly even his ex-girlfriend still gets jealous (he's also been known to throw out zingers in between songs trying out new material for his secret life in stand-up comedy).
Currently their music is available for FREE via mp3 download for you to enjoy and share. They are actively writing and recording songs to complete their latest project "Living The Dream." The album will be a collection of 15-20 songs. 10 songs are finished ranging from the nylon stringed sweetness of "Completely Beautiful" about the profound impact of becoming a parent (received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 West Coast Songwriters International Competition) to a hard rock/rap collab that already has 20,000 NJ Devils fans shouting "Here We Go" at the Prudential Center. Their homage to the mamacita de futbol aka "Soccer Mom" inspired one impassioned UK critic to call them "sexist and subtle as a sledgehammer." (Olio still thinks Benny Hill, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais are funny) The sound created is rich and packs a punch reminiscent of the John Mayer Trio while thematically aiming for Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life."
In between recordings they have tours scheduled throughout the West and into the Rockies this year and plans to include the East are in the works. To experience Olio only on recording is like Vader without the Darth. Whether it's 30 minutes or 3 hours, the energy generated by these three could power a small town (or even the lesser known planet Zeta-Reticulan5). So, maybe the question isn't Who or What is Olio but rather When and Where?
3-Piece: Guitar, Bass & Drums. 3 Vocals
Top 10 in Pro Performance Video , April 2013
Top 10 in Pro Performance Video , January 2011
June 2009 Funk/Groove & Soul Rock
Top 40 in Indie Pop, March 2013
Top 40 in Funk, May 2011
Top 40 in Pro Performance Video , May 2011
Top 40 in Pro Performance Video , April 2011
Top 40 in Pro Performance Video , December 2010
Olio - Living the Dream
by Los Angeles based Olio is an unusual conglomeration. It's a power trio made up of a film composer, a DJ, and a director of music arts. Influenced by everything from Classic Rock to Classic Soul to...
Straight from the Founder...
by I would like to create a category that can recognize how amazing you guys are a s a power trio. When I hear stuff like what you do, I am reminded that 20 categories just are not enough to handle...