Sunday, February 1, 2009

Band Review: Band of Oz

The Band of Oz is a Beach Music band that was formed in 1967 to play fraternity parties and high-school proms all over the South. Over the years they have had a variety of members and worked on refining their sounds. Today the band features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions and many other public and private events.

This weekend my company held an event where the Band of Oz performed and they were WONDERFUL! They performed a wide variety of songs ranging over multiple decades. They mainly stayed in the Motown era which is my favorite. They mixed in some disco and soul jams as well. The group members were very interactive and had parts of their show where they grabbed people from the crowd and had them come to the stage to participate in the performance. The band kept the crowd engaged and entertained.

The singers were excellent. Honestly I had my doubts on the quality of the group when I visited their website but I was pleasantly surprised when I actually heard them. They harmonized perfectly and the instrument players were great as well.

The best part of the performance was the last portion. The group did a medley of Temptation songs. I love The Temptations and this was one of the best medleys I've heard from this type of group.

Tamara's Take: A - Excellent
If you have the need to book a live band for an event then by all means book this one, they won't disappoint!

1 comment:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i will have to chk them out
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out some time
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