OOH LA LA have slammed their way into the charts with their invigorating track “Chop the Mutha Down” from their EP. This week the band sits proudly at No. 14 of the ARIA Australian Artist Singles Charts and at No.5 in the V Energy independent Singles charts.
The Sydney 4 piece are gathering a growing army of fans & Soul-diers following their storming live shows. No doubt in part to Simon Meli’s super sweet rock n’ soul vocals simply ooze and wail onto the high-octane slabs of power. Behind him stands Tony Kvesic, who’s Riff and 4 finger fury continues on the legacy of Great guitarists such as Steve Cropper, Angus Young and Chuck Berry – Center Stage: Shane Steel O’Neill. His intense & soulful drumming looks like overgrown child’s play and Serg Coniglione holds the vertebrae firmly rooted with his smooth craftsmanship on bass.
They’ve already played The Peat’s Ridge Festival and The Great Escape but are equally at home in more intimate venues. They’ll be playing at the Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday 9th June.
Comparisons can be made to the great soul/ rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s, such as The Faces or Booker T Jones with the grunt of ACDC. Recently try thinking Wolfmother meets Jet with a whole lotta extra soul and love. Their music is as sharp as their image and their four track EP is available for download at all digital retailers. Debut album set for release August 2007.
OOH LA LA give it to you, like a hit in the heart, injecting one whole hunk of Rhythm & Blues, Sweet Soul Music.
“Frontman Simon Meli has more soul than the devil could ever collect. Every note and lyric is delivered with more passion than the most tragic of Shakespeare novels. The words, awe-inspiring and jaw dropping spring to mind. To borrow a comment from a joyous crowd member, this band is the blackest white band in Sydney.” The Brag
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