Orith’s new project is with these two Nanaimo based fella’s you see here.
The excellence of James McRae on drums (right), the wizardry of Nico Rhodes on keys (left), and the charismatic Lady O on stand up bass and vocals, make for a rich musical experience. These three create a fat groovy pocket that promotes a sense of well being, that might also get you dancing!
Their repertoire includes Lady O’s original compositions, a cherry picked selection of unique standards and new interpretations of folk melodies. Their sound embodies a fusion of flavours from jazz, funk, latin, reggae and world music.
Nico Rhodes is an award winning, genre jumping, musician, composer, arranger and producer. Growing up touring around the globe he is equally comfortable playing jazz, classical, funk or roots music, orchestrating a symphony, writing musicals, and conducting choirs.
James McRae is a mentor, composer, arranger, and producer. He has long been an important part of the Vancouver Island music scene. His passion for music defies easy categorization. James has played with a wide diversity of musicians from Miles Black, Gerry Barnum, David Essig to Marc Atkinson.
Lady O is a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter/composer and music educator. She completed her music degree from Capilano University in 2007. While in Vancouver she held down 15 years weekly gig with her trio The Grand Trine. The group was twice nominated for the CBC’s Galaxie Rising Star award. They were the face of the CTV’s 2010 Vancouver Jazz Festival ad campaign, and were invited to play exclusive concerts for the athletes of the Vancouver Olympics both in Vancouver and Whistler.
Lady O & The Omen are is busy working on recording and look forward to sharing what they are working on. Stay tuned for details on their up and coming summer concerts and gigs.