Orith – (O’wreath) – Lady O

Multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, arranger and band leader, Lady O is a charismatic and natural entertainer who loves to bring people together. Her songs promote a sense of well being with themes that touch upon the inner journey, our shared humanity, and sometimes just fruit. Her band Lady O & The Omen know how to cook one fat groovy pocket while fusing jazz, world music, pop and R&B.

Lady O & The Omen is the band Orith has always wanted. Being able to have her original music come to life with some of the finest musicians is a dream come true! The band is also having a ton of fun reinterpreting cherry picked standards and folk melodies. Have a listen on the HOME page and or on the BAND page.

The group has recently added Brad Shipley on Guitar! New pic coming soon

Lady O has been invited to be apart of the Discovery series at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo. On Thursday, Nov 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) her band will be puttin on a dynamic show with a horn section. Tickets go on sale Oct 18th, come one come all!

The Omen for Nov 23rd
Nico Rhodes – piano
James McRae – drums
Brad Shipley – guitar
Larry Miller  – Tenor Sax and Flute
Dave St. Jean – Trombone
Phil Hamelin – Trumpet


Orith specializes in voice, upright and electric bass. She also offers instruction on piano, ukulele and composition. She has studied with the finest educators at both the Vancouver Community College and at Capilano University were she completed a Degree in Jazz Music in 2007. For 20 years Orith has cultivated extensive performance experience leading her own group as well as supporting/collaborating with other musicians. She currently provides private music instruction at her home in the Cowichan Valley (and is willing to travel to you if near).  If you’re interested in lessons, please contact

Children Programs

In 2011 she founded a business called Jump into Music offering group music classes to families with young children 6 months to 5 years old in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. This one-of-a-kind music and movement program engages, educates and entertains both parent and child on a musical journey around the world. It stimulates mind body connection through diverse activities, creating a well-rounded experience! A great way for families to bond, gaining exposure to musical rudiments and cultures.

Come try a drop-in class to see if you like it, visit our website at for schedule information click here. Here’s a fun article from People, The royals may be coming to a Jump into music class, scroll down to number 10.