Comprised Mariannie Ompoc (vocals/keys), John Dahl on guitar, CY (Under the Sun, Men Who Need Hats) on drums, and Tadj on bass – ‘M.O’ started with a duo, Mariannie and John, frequenting intimate venues in the wineries circuit. With a vast catalogue of acoustic performances, MO was later joined by CY. With all three instrumentalists influences ranging from a mutual interest in classic rock, r&b, and soul, the quest was on to find a multi-faceted bassist. Tadj, whose experience spans sharing the stage with Blush, Ned Green, and Howlin’ Horns, joined M.O. in 2015.
“At first, John and I were playing acoustic sets on stage, and I really loved the small spaces where you can do a range of songs from jazz and soul contemporaries, to current top 40’s. Branching out to a full band was the next logical step.” Encompassing over 20 years of live performance experience, the song lists on MO are vast. Mariannie adds: “Most of the songs are dynamic and upbeat. Our musical tastes and influences definitely vary and our sound showcases each of our musical personalities.”
‘M.O.’ is currently gearing up for a string of summer performances.
For Booking Inquiries:
info (at) mariannie.ca
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