The O'My's

The O'My's

Otis

Sat, November 12, 2011

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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The O'My's
The O'My's
The O' My's, a group which was haphazardly conceived in the summer of 2007, have since become one of the most adored young bands from Chicago. The O' My's make music that garners comparisons to the soul and blues of Chicago's past, yet the essence of the music is beyond pretension and their sound is far from contrived. Guitarist Maceo Vidal- Haymes and Pianist Nick Hennessey (who share songwriting and vocal duties) are the beating heart of The O' My's. The band can consist of anywhere from 4-10 members with Haymes and Hennessy being the only constant contributors.
On their 2008 mixtape Above The Influence the boys touch on a multitude of subjects ranging from misplaced hate to adolescent love, all while displaying their incredible pop sensibilities and innate ability for arrangement. In 2009 The O' My's were given the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas for SXSW where they wowed fans with their unique sound and on-stage swagger. The boys have also played to packed houses at storied Chicago venues such as Subterranean, The Abbey Pub and Schubas Tavern. Currently they are hard at work on a follow-up to Above The Influence which finds the band delving even further into American roots music. 

 -T. Schuba
Otis
Otis
Otis is a Chicago-based band comprised of musicians and sounds from coast to coast. A soul septet that includes a horn section, Otis delivers a powerful live show filled with intense highs and soulful lows showcasing not only honed songwriting ability but also outstanding musicianship and an exciting new sound.

The group draws inspiration from Sly Stone and Miles Davis as well as from the living legends of today. Front-woman, Jessica Ott and the boys can hold a heavy groove like a funk band, listen to each other like jazz musicians, and write memorable and meaningful songs like a soul group. Otis aspires to stand side by side with artists like Soulive, Roy Hargrove, D'angelo, Erykah Badu and Little Dragon, and join the ranks of the "new soul" movement; an infectious and eclectic sound that takes cues from many styles of music to set the standard for modern-day soulful music.

Song-craft, spontaneity, and improvisation come together each night so that no two shows are the same. But above all other aspirations, Otis wants to show each and every listener and audience member a good time by sharing their passion for music as a form of art and the human condition.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com