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Oobleck are a seven piece instrumental jazz funk band with hints of rock, blues and fusion.
Named after Dr Seuss' remarkable non newtonian fluid, Oobleck are a collaborative jazz, funk, fusion band based in Derby, UK
Originally conceived by musician, composer and producer Jason Marshall who playfully coerced 4 other amazing musicians to performing with him for a degree project in 2014. Since then Oobleck have continued to grow as a unit, introducing new members as momentum has gained.
Oobleck have now been writing and performing original material for the past 4 years, the band is made up of professional musicians, joining forces to shape something delightful and unique. Oobleck are a fun and engaging band, great to watch live, with excellent musicianship and captivating tunes.
Within Oobleck everyone contributes, no idea is dismissed without giving it a go first. Each member brings thier own unique flavour and influence to the music and the production. Jason, Martyn and Richard have written the bulk of the music by throwing ideas to each other as inspiration strikes, Dom has recently started writing more material, Ben not only drums but has produced the latest EP, while Gemma and Eloise have added creative ideas into the project from writing riffs, melodies and harmonies each member shaping the final product.
The resulting heady cocktail is Oobleck.
Oobleck are influenced by so many greats, the list is almost infinite though fans have said they can hear hints of Average White Band, Jamiroquai, The Meters, Snarky Puppy, Mezzoforte, Herbie Hancock, and even the Cardiacs.
Oobleck have just launched their first Studio EP at a packed venue in Derby. The EP is gaining exposure and fantastic feedback, after seeing the band perform at the EP Launch one publication wrote,
"With something this good, you can but just grin at the person next to you as you weigh up selling your instruments". Richard McKerron - Storge Magazine Sept, 2018.
You can read the full review here http://storge.co.uk/2018/09/29/oobleck-green-light-debut-ep-review
Ben Glover - Drums
Gemma Bower - Tenor & Alto Sax
Eloise Oates-Lidar - Trumpet & Flugel Horn
Dom Scohy - Keys
Martyn Blair - Bass
Richard Belfitt – Guitar & Synth
Jason Marshall - Guitar
Overall you can expect an electric performance with fusion of funk, soul, gospel, rock, blues and more.