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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Oompah Roundabout's 4th single is out!

The Oompah Roundabout's 4th single is out and is currently available at cdbaby.com http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheOompahRoundabout with iTunes,Amizon,Google play and all other online stores to follow! 
The song is called "Breed with you"! A fast paced, rocker reminiscent of The Kinks, The Easybeats, The Knack, with a bit of The Jam and The Beatles thrown in as well! 
Recorded at their home studio ( Gap central recording studio ) and mixed / mastered at The Wave shop in the USA, This is the first recording since the studios upgrade a short time ago! and the boy's are pleased with the results! 
The layout and wall treatments have brightened the drum sound not to mention making more room for  microphone   placement allowing the boy's to try different mic setups!
In this song Hormone used his Rickenbacker for the rythum tracks and his mint coloured Fender stratocaster for the lead and over dubbed strums! adding texture and power to the guitar sound.
The video shoot is planned for early september and should be up on their uTube channel the end of that month!
Be sure to check out their uTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M_Vwx-G7MA  like,subscribe and comment on their video's, As well as recording all their songs they also shoot and edit their video's at their home film studio they call ( Halfanacker film studio ) and are planning to not only add their music video's but also other video's, interviews,home studio vids, and what ever else their crazy minds can come up with! 
The Oompah Roundabout, Truly can call themselves an indie band and look like being around for some time! 
Oh, they asked me to say thanks for all the suport you have given them! they are blown away with it! and one last word! Oompah!  :):)



Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Four Tops.

                                                                  The Four Tops.

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from DetroitMichiganwho helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul musicR&Bdiscoadult contemporarydoo-wopjazz, and showtunes.

Founded as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons' Joe Stubbs), and groupmates Abdul "Duke" FakirRenaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including The MiraclesThe MarvelettesMartha and the VandellasThe Temptations, and The Supremes, who established the Motown Sound around the world during the 1960s. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most male/mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by a tenor.

The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successfulsongwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles on Motown. These included twoBillboard Hot 100 number-one hits for the Tops: "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" in 1965 and "Reach Out I'll Be There" in 1966. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson, but generally with less success.

http://youtu.be/8F7Ma2GsiJc

http://youtu.be/fX4Unxsa_HA

http://youtu.be/WvPhAIBeNNk

http://youtu.be/2M_Vwx-G7MA

https://www.facebook.com/TheOompahRoundabout

http://www.theoompahroundabout.com/

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheOompahRoundabout

https://plus.google.com/105536635111678219373/videos

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-oompah-roundabout/id682186123

https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/The_Oompah_Roundabout?id=A7v3kg4ev6776ld7lyudgvcxsbu&hl=en

http://www.jango.com/music/The+Oompah+Roundabout












Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Rod Stewart

                                                                    Rod Stewart.

Roderick David "Rod" StewartCBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK, and his tally of 62 UK hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching number one on the BillboardHot 100. In 2007, he received a CBE for services to music.

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963 he joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist, then in 1964 he joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars. Later, in August 1964, he also signed a solo contract, releasing his first solo single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October of the same year. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album), in 1969. His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk musicsoul music and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces influenced heavy metal genres.

From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists". AGrammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine's list of the top 100 Greatest Singers of all time,  and No. 59 on Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of all time. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, as a member of the Faces.














Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Oompah Roundabouts first interview!

                                             The Oompah Roundabouts first interview!
The Oompah Roundabout filmed their first interview last night ( Sat/ 19-07-2014 )
Filmed at Halfanacker film studio in Kwinana Western Australia the boy's home studio.
The interviewer was none other than their close friend Miss Squeak of google+ and uTube fame.
The boy's at the best of times don't take themselves too seriously and this interveiw was no different.
They have told me that once the interview has been edited it will be uploaded to their uTube channel.
They hope to do more of these types of video's in the future for their channel as well as their song video clips.
Their new single is currently at The Waveshop in The USA being mixed and mastered.
It, along with their previous 3 singles, 1, The Wibble Wobble. 2, I want a girl my own age. 3,Holiday are available for download at:
The first interview link : http://youtu.be/8F7Ma2GsiJc 





And many more!
They can be streamed on:
and many more! 
Check out and subscribe to their uTube channel: http://m.youtube.com/user/TheOompahRoundabout
These pics were taken last night before filming commenced. 

Pics of the set at Halfanacker studio! 





        Windy and Hormone!

         
Windy, Miss Squeak and Hormone! Oompah! :):) 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Gap central recording studio, Home of The Oompah Roundabout, Home recording studio.

    Gap central recording studio, Home of The Oompah Roundabout, Home recording  

Some fresh pics taken today ( 13-07-2014 ) of our control room named after Windy Woble called The Wind room in honor of Windy's masterful talents at mixing and general use of the Wind rooms equipment!
On the otherside of the red entrance door is what we both call Halfanacker film studio! 
This is where we ( The Oompah Roundabout ) shoot our video's, and it's named after me ( Hormone Howe ), An unfortunate incident consisting of myself and a indoor cricket ball back in the late 80's,
Outch! 
We have just completed all the tracking, and editing for our new single.
Windy has prepared the edited tracks and sent them to our mate mark at The Wave Shop in The USA for mixing and mastering.
When thats completed we then send it to cdbaby for release.
This will be our forth single and our first with the new live room setup and accoustic treatment, The drums are sounding a lot brighter and with having more room to move, enabled us to get the mic's where we wanted them rather than where they fitted. haha 
We are planning a video series in the not to distant future on gap central that will include what mic's we 
use and where we use them, everything we have in the studio and the studio its self.
So keep an eye out on our uTube channel for that and our official music videos as well.
Both windy and I ( Hormone ) would like to once again thank you for your support, Oompah!


















Sunday, 29 June 2014

ELO.

                                                                            ELO. 

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) were a British rock group fromBirmingham, England, who released eleven studio albumsbetween 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood's departure following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.

Despite early singles success in the United Kingdom, the band was initially more successful in the United States, billed as "The English guys with the big fiddles". They gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, 20, of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single.

ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group's original 13 year period of active recording and touring.