The Oooh Baby Gimme More's and Saul Williams
The Oooh Baby Gimme More's are heating things up north of the border in Toronto, don't cha know! The guys showed major love when the Afro-Punk tour rolled through their town and even graced the stage with Saul Williams! They hold it down 2-deep; rocking hard and never lacking originality! Oooh Baby! Want more? Read on:
WANLS: Tell me the name of your band, how it came about, if you ever went by another name and how you guys formed a band:
OBGM: We went by several other names like all starter bands do. Densil came to me one day and was like "I had a dream we performed at this concert and after we were done, the girls in the crowd were like 'ooohh baby! gimme more!'" The rest is history. I liked it. He did too. It took us 3 years to form that name.
Originally, we started producing hip hop tracks. Densil bought a guitar and said that we were gonna form a band. I wasn't into the idea, even though I already knew how to play drums. Eventually, he learned, and that caught me off guard. before we knew it, we were seeking new members. After a while, we got fed up with not being able to find the right match, so we stayed as a two piece. The rest is history.
WANLS: Introduce me to the band members and whether they play/sing/etc.
OBGM: Colanthony: Drummer, back up vocals, Densil: Guitar, lead vocals
WANLS: Throw your sets up! We love living in ____________, because ______________.
OBGM: Toronto because healthcare is free in Canada! And there are black people in this city!
WANLS: Do you guys identify with a particular genre?
OBGM: We’re like, a fusion between Punk/New Jack Swing/Electro or something…
WANLS: What are your musical influences?
OBGM: Everything from jazz music to dancehall/reggae. Punk, 80’s pop, Funk. Life is the musical influence
WANLS: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
OBGM: It sounds like Sex feels… Damn good
WANLS: Do you have or are you signed to a record label?
OBGM: No not as of yet.
WANLS: What are some of your most memorable shows?
OBGM: The AfroPunk festival was definitely a breaching point for our band… having our first international audience was amazing.
The AfroPunk Show where we opened for Saul Williams in our hometown was another breaching point for us. It’s not everyday you can open for a star in your hometown.
My favorite show of all time was A show we had Sept 4th of this year (2009). It was our first crowd that we didn’t know absolutely everyone in the crowd. We got the people moving and dancing… and that’s essentially what the music is for
WANLS: Who writes your music?
OBGM: We both do, but Densil is the craftsman behind the words.
WANLS: Tell me about the in-studio/music making process for your band.
OBGM: We make sure to write & practice songs before we even go to the studio. We don’t like to be in the booth too long because it’s a hassle. An unneeded one too. One that could’ve saved money.
WANLS: What direction do you see the band going in 2010? Any specific plans?
OBGM: We’re planning to be the band to fuck with in 2010; so this means new album, lot’s of releases, iTunes, play lots of shows, etc. We’re also doing a lot of collaborations and production work as well, so we also plan to be the hottest production duo in the country (Canada).
WANLS: Which do you prefer: studio time/creating new music or touring/live shows?
OBGM: I prefer all three of them together… in fact, that’s what we do right now. Excluding the tour.
WANLS: Your fantasy show or tour line up?
OBGM: Like the tour we’d want to be on?! Not sure exactly… I guess it would be something like:
Us, American Fangs, Lightspeed Champion,… I never really thought about it though
The OBGM's and Gabriel Cavazos, lead singer of American Fangs.
WANLS: Describe what its like to experience your live shows.
OBGM: Hardcore big fuzz distortion party.
WANLS: Fill in the blank: If it hadn't been for _______, we would have _________.
OBGM: If it hadn’t been for music, we would have been selling acid to kindergarten teachers.
WANLS: Do you have any new music being released soon?
OBGM: Yes… Spring of 2010… keep an eye open.
WANLS: Are there videos to any of your songs?
OBGM: Only live performances… music videos are coming in the new year
WANLS: What's the #1 priority for your band right now?
OBGM: Exposure, and writing the new album.
WANLS: Plans to tour any time soon?
OBGM: Possibly summer.
WANLS: Where can we find you on the web?
Google: The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores
WANLS: How can we buy your music?
OBGM: Right now, you can download our EP for free at: http://www.mediafire.com/?mlzuykwxwwz
Get it soon before we put it up on iTunes!
WANLS: How can we contact you for booking?
OBGM: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
WANLS: Fill in the blank: People would never guess that ________________.
OBGM: I (Cola) grew up only listening to Gospel music… and I still listen to gospel… often.
WANLS: Best thing about being in your band?
OBGM: Everything is great about being in this band… everything.
WANLS: Fill in the blank: one day they're probably gonna name a ________ after our band.
OBGM: Condom… or dildo... a really big one.
WANLS: Last and most importantly, if you were stranded on a desert island with your bandmates, who would go cannibal first?
OBGM: I think Densil would eat himself first.
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