For New Zealand native turned Australia resident, Opiuo, making music has always been an undeniable passion that encapsulates every moment of his life. His highly nurtured, incredibly original and against the grain sound is often referred to simply as “funkadelic bass music,” a timeless style that blends warm syrupy bass, electro fun, glitch and a bottomless supply of feel good vibes. Opiuo’s perfectly crafted funkadelic-crunky-bouncy soundscapes have earned him five million plays on Soundcloud, five wins at the 2013 UK Glitch-Hop Awards, a position in the finals for the Best Electronica Album at the New Zealand Music Awards 2014 and has since reached the #1 position on the iTunes, Hype Machine, Beatport & Addictech charts.
As a live act, Opiuo is an ever-evolving feast for the ears. From a vibrant one man show equipped with drum machines and synths all the way to The Opiuo Band, a project amassing a collection of the world’s best musicians to recreate and perform his music in live form, Opiuo continues to demonstrate his truly creative musicality. With direct support from Traveler live, The Opiuo Band will touch down in Santa Barbara on Monday, June 13th to inspire and captivate us with his uncontrollably addictive take on fun fueled electronic music.
RedEye Presents & Music is Love present The Opiuo Band on Monday, June 13th at SOhO Restaurant and Music Venue. Tickets for this 18+ event are available for purchase here, and be sure to check out the event page for more info.
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