"'AUDIO ORGASMS' for the Renewal of the Biosphere": is THE OMEGA PROJECT's mission
statement. This funky all-original, full vocal, psychedelic jam band with turntables is born out of a conscious community network on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii and is based in the NEW New Orleans. With Carlos Cardona on lead guitar & lead vocals, Patience Ahonui on bass & vocals, Nauman Steele Scott IV on drums, and Nick Pino, DJ-JQ, spinning turntables,
THE OMEGA PROJECT is a genre-bending diverse jam band like no other. Playing all original
music covering styles from rock to funk, from blues to punk, latin, jazz and everything in between,
their unique and fresh sound inspire dance, celebration and positive change wherever they go.
THE OMEGA PROJECT combine psychedelic grooves and uplifting vocals to captivate their audience
and to move them to an 'audio orgasm'. THE OMEGA PROJECT also set theirselves apart from the
rest with their spirit raising heartfelt acoustic songs. THE OMEGA PROJECT have deep roots firmly established in the natural world with intention toward positive creation and Earth preservation for future generations. THE OMEGA PROJECT are doing their part to free and enlighten people through music and celebration, and are holding a vision of a New Earth expanding into the Universal. Some of
the favorite highlights of their resume include opening for MICHAEL FRANTI with Spearhead,
opening for Steve Kimmock and Bill Kruetzman of THE DEAD, playing several private
parties for famed actor Pierce Brosnan "James Bond 007" and playing the Seattle HEMPFEST this past summer. Coming up this November, THE OMEGA PROJECT, are very excited to be playing in Amsterdam for the 18th annual High Times Cannabis Cup as the house band of the grand celebration! THE OMEGA PROJECT are emerging
strongly on the national music scene and are already booking well in to next year.
For booking information or to order the new CD "AUDIO ORGASMS", contact Natalie or Carlos with THE OMEGA PROJECT at tollfree
In the Spirit of Music, Aloha!!
The Omega Project
CD availbale for purchase through CDBABY.COM
Carlos Cardona- Lead guitar, vocals, bass guitar
Patience Ahonui-Bass, vocals, guitar
Nauman Steele Scott IV- Drumset
CD-Underground and Around
CD-Omega Project Live at Moes Alley, Santa Cruz
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airplay in Hawaii, California & New Orleans
The Omega Project
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Where Y'at? New Orleans' Monthly Entertainment Magazine The Omega Project Review by Billy Thinne... Where Y'at?
New Orleans' Monthly Entertainment Magazine
The Omega Project
Review by Billy Thinnes
In order to get to the bottom of the Omega Project, several disparate elements have to be considered, contemplated and merged together, much like mixing a deceptively simple tropical drink with varied ingredients. Bassist Patience Ahonui has an omega tattoo dominating his back, and in his few months in town he has already ingratiated himself within the insider musician scene—he’s been sighted playing pool at the Banks Street Bar and sneaking up on stage at the Maple Leaf with Johnny Vidacovich. Drummer Steele Scott has a family lineage directly tied to Blacktop Records, the sadly defunct New Orleans based blues and roots music label. Front man and guitarist Carlos Cardona is part dreamy poet, part intense visionary and the founder of the Omega Project, which evolved out of a social and environmental justice manifesto that Cardona penned and can subsequently recite from memory if the mood strikes him. The final Omega element, the one that gives the band’s songs an extra pop, fizz, boost, flavor and color, is turntablist Nick Pino.
The members of Omega Project unabashedly describe their music as jam oriented, and subscribe to the concept of music as a conversation between instruments. Their sound walks a wobbly genre hopping line: here you have garage guitar rave ups, there’s a ska rhythmic vamp, oh yeah, then you’ve got the dalliance with a blues rock ballad dosed with fuzzed out funk undertones, and don’t forget about the scratch and sample heavy track with the ominously building guitar line that periodically explodes into bursts of head thrashing intensity.
The band got their start gigging around Hawaii before agreeing to follow Scott, a New Orleans native, to Louisiana to find out if the murky swamp and deliciously sleazy New Orleans vibe could further their sound as much as the glistening sand and sea of the Pacific did. While the Omega Project was frolicking in Hawaii, they opened some gigs for Spearhead and Steve Kimock, and most interestingly of all, were the headlining band at Pierce Bronson’s 50th birthday bash. In New Orleans since this past Mardi Gras, they recently released the album Audio Orgasms, recorded at Word of Mouth Studio and available at www.cdbaby.com.
The ‘x’ factor that the Omega Project possesses (and which is a good harbinger for their future career) is their ability to craft songs with a pop like sensibility that often morph into heavier sections and then back to the poppy vibe, i.e. play it pretty, play it mean, maybe jam it out for a bit, get mean again, and back to the pretty melody. Musical elitists may scoff at this recipe, but the fact of the matter is that the simple things are invariably the most difficult to do really well.
THE OMEGA PROJECT''s Music is fun and danceable and all-original. Our set legnth varies by venue and audience.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.