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OMEB (One Man Electrical Band)

When someone says “one man band” most people usually think of the 1920’s vaudeville performers who created complex contraptions that played many instruments simultaneously. Those guys had to be mechanically talented to create such mesmerizing mechanical music machines not to mention musically proficient as well. The vaudeville performers came and went and now they are little more than a memory.
OMEB is a modern one man band working very much in the same spirit of the vaudeville performers that proceeded him.
The big difference is Mike Carr (OMEB) has a much more complex “music machine”. His machine is a mixing software stuffed computer.
Mike takes his talent and plays every instrument in each song, records them, mixes them and creates an all original composition cover (minus the lead guitar & vocals which he plays live). Every single instrument and all the vocals.
The result is impressive. If you were blindfolded you’d swear you were listening to a live five piece band. OMEB’s choice of covers is impressive as well. He takes on some rarely covered classics from artists like Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy, Beatles, System of a Down, Metallica, Megadeath, Pantera, AC/DC and many more.
His compositions and arrangements are flawless. His live guitar parts are spot on and even his Ozzy vocals are eerily authentic.
OMEB even covers Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody complete with screaming live guitar and Freddie-esque vocals to top it all off. Once again the entire song was recorded one instrument at a time all played by OMEB himself. It’s surreal.
One might wonder how an extraordinary talented musician ended up playing solo (with the exception of his multiple cyber personalities) instead of playing in a traditional band. In fact, Mike did start off in a traditional band. One night a drummer failed to show, in order to play the rest of his booked shows he put down drum tracks himself to all his set list songs. It worked so well he continued compiling and arranging more complex songs and created a vast library of music.
Now Mike doesn’t have to rely on anyone to show up besides his laptop and he’s never enjoyed playing music more.
It’s actually just as interesting to listen to the recorded music as it is the live part. It’s amazing how many instruments OMEB can play. The Beatles tunes have some odd ball instruments you’d never even guess the names of but OMEB plays it all. It’s crazy.
If you can’t wait to check out the show I don’t blame you, it’s better than most full bands by far. You can catch him live and in person standing on the stage illuminated by his computer controlled light show (very cool) at K.C.’s Pub every Wednesday.
Take note people this could catch on and boom. It’s easy for the musician to manage the shows and it makes the show very affordable for the clubs. All in all it’s an exceptional alternative to paying for and expensive full band (who might suck anyway). With OMEB you get the high quality sound and contagious raucous energy of an awesome full band but the bill of a one man band. OMEB’s solo show keeps the asses in the seats all night long and that’s all that really matters now isn’t it. Yes I think it is.

 

 

 

 

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