Osaru

Osaru

 

 

Osaru

   
Webpage: http://www.osarumusic.com
Location: Winston-Salem, NC, Forsyth
Description: R&B and Urban Jazz in a new dimension, blending unique soulful vocals with mid-tempo punchy percussive rhythms, hip hop chants, jazzy undertones and classical riffs.
Biography: Osaru is a multi-talented musician, composer and vocalist who lives and works in the heart of the Piedmont Triad in North Carolina, USA.

His debut CD, 'Home', on sale now on CDBaby,iTunes and Amazon is a work of art. It takes you on a journey through his early adult years to the present day. It celebrates life, love and long term commitment.
Osaru uses powerful vocals filled with soulful melodies to complement punchy bass lines, hip hop chants, jazzy undertones and ‘head bobbing’ percussive rhythms. The result is his amazing musical story.

Osaru started playing African percussion at the age of 8, church organ at 9 and toured with a covers band as the main keyboardist in his teenage years. He presently plays the electric keyboards, piano, electric bass and also does drum programming. He sings and plays all the instruments on his debut CD, ‘Home'.

Osaru has lived and played music in Europe, Africa and North America. This explains the wide diversity in the range of music he composes and records in his home studio, the 'O.R' (operating room).
Be it a horn solo featured in 'Downtown' or a funky infectious groove as in 'I Know', he always seems to be in his element; creating memorable hooks and thought provoking melodies.
His music influences include Stevie Wonder, George Benson, John Legend, Stanley Clarke and Alicia Keys to name a few.

His musical journey continues. He is presently working on his second album out early next year.

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Contact info: www.osarumusic.com

E mail: osarumusic@osarumusic.com

Telephone no. 336 817-4939

Osaru – Musical journeyman comes ‘Home’ in style

Rarely does one come across anything genuinely new in music. All the many genres have been mixed together and blended so much that originality often looks as if it has fallen by the wayside.

This is not the case with Osaru on his debut album, Home. His is a unique vocal style, a one-off musical vision and an out of the ordinary personal story. Unlike many of his musical peers, Osaru has spent years honing his talents before cutting a record, and the maturity shows.

Having learnt African percussion at the age of 8, church organ at 9 and subsequently discovering the joys of the keyboard and bass guitar, Osaru went on to play music in three separate continents. His inspirations coming from the worlds of soul, jazz, R&B, hip hop, reggae and even traditional African music.

Only after such an extensive musical education, and while simultaneously working as a physician in North Carolina, has Osaru decided to share his gifts with the world. Listening to the quality and diversity of Home, you will agree that it was certainly worth the wait.

The album combines hip hop and R&B beats with jazzy instrumentation and even elements of classical music. This all comes together to form a whole that is satisfyingly head-nodding at first, but deeper and more interesting the more you listen.

There is something here for everyone, without the quality ever being compromised. There is music for getting into the groove at the club and there is also music for those quieter moments. From the Dance-floor inspired 'I know' to the jazzy soul of 'Downtown', Osaru is adept at supplying every musical need. This is truly an album for lovers of great music who do not want to be constrained by the narrow boundaries of genre.

Osaru is already working on his next album, which he promises to deliver in the next Year. If it’s anything like this one, it can’t come soon enough.

Home is available now on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.com.