Dr Octopus
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Dr Octopus


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The best kept secret in music


"Review - Ska Summit Las Vegas - Dr Octopus"

How many bands can you name from Australia? Well there's INXS, Midnight Oil, Silverchair and Men At Work, even Olivia Newton John is an Aussie. That's a fistful of music over the years, but how many ska bands have you heard of from Australia? Well for me it was none, until I saw Dr. Octopus at the Ska Summit. I walked up on them soon after their set began, but from the notes I heard I was hooked.

The energy of this band put the crowd into a frenzy, and to think this band was playing one of the side stages! Kim, the female lead singer was a sight to behold, dressed in a 50's style white dress with eight balls on the bottom, she looked cute, and did I mention she could sing! She really belted out her lyrics with passion and fun. The band fed off the crowd that was feeding off their raw energy.

Dr Octopus had an edgy rock sound flavoured with SKA. They enjoyed what they were doing and wanted all around to join in the party too. At one point they brought out an obvious Steve Irwin AKA the Croc Hunter impostor who wrestled with an inflatable 6ft crocodile, which he then tossed into the crowd. It was a carnival like atmosphere during their whole set, while everybody danced, smiled, laughed, and sweats under the Las Vegas sun.

Before they closed their half hour packed full of dynamite set, they paid homage to another Aussie band, none other than Men at Work. They tore into Men at Work's song "Land Down Under" as if it were their own, and when they were done I almost could'nt remember how the original went, having being sold on Dr Octopus's version. Do they come from the Land down under? OH YEAH!... And i was glad to hear their Thunder.

It's great to see the variety of Ska and Ska bands like Dr Octopus on a global scale. What do we have to look for in the future?, hopefully a Ska Summit with bands from every continent, well maybe not Antarctica, but just think, What a COOL SHOW THAT WOULD BE!!! - www.skawars.nu

"Dr Octopus - Ska Summit Las Vegas"

.....Dr Octopus took the stage next, visiting all the way from Australia. Fronted by the charismatic Kimberley Law on vocals and occasional horn, their super infectious brand of ska was highly contagious. The original songs were memorable and their cover of "Land Down Under" by fellow countrymen "Men at Work" is the best ear candy you could imagine. Kimberley shows a lot of energy and enthusiasm - along with her band mates, there is little doubt that this unsigned band won over alot of new fans.

There may be inevitable comparisons to Save Ferris, but Dr Octopus is impressive enough to stand out and make all fans of cool ska take notice. They passed out many free CD's after the show and took the time to converse and make new American friends. If Dr Octopus ever make their way back to the the States, by all means check them out! And this goes for the record labels as well.... - Extreme Thing Mag

"Soundwave Festival - Brisbane Riverstage Sat Feb 24th 2007"

Dr Octopus have an early slot on Stage 2. Kicking the set off drummer Phil Kusiak thumps his way like a machine into a synth intro as the band takes centre stage.

More rock band with horns these days than ska band, Dr Octopus look the part and sound the part - with Kimberley Law's vocals improving tenfold since the bands inception. - Bianca Valentino


Now Showing - EP - 2002 (Independent)
Monaco St Crime Syndicate - EP - 2004 (MGM)
This Time We Fight - Debut Album - April 2007


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Dr Octopus was formed at the turn of the millennium by like minded musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The music of Dr Octopus embraces elements of rock and reggae, but at the same time is a convergence of a far broader scope of the musical spectrum. With each of the seven members drawing from personal influences and experiences and contributing them in the production of edgy reggae laced rock.

As such a young band Dr Octopus feel privileged to have shared the stage with some of Australia’s premier rock acts such as The Living End, Spiderbait, and Dallas Crane at a sold out Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the Coke Live and Local Tour, as well as performing at the 2005 Gold Coast Big Day Out. They have completed three independent national tours as well as a national tour supporting The Mad Caddies (USA).

In March of 2006 Dr Octopus undertook a month long touring campaign of the West Coast of the USA with shows throughout California, Las Vegas, and Pheonix Arizona, with emphases placed on gaining exposure and making contacts at the Musexpo music conference in Los Angeles. With hugely successful shows and great contacts and friendships forged, Dr Octopus will be returning to the States in the foreseeable future.

With the impending release of Dr Octopus’ debut album ‘This Time We Fight’ in February 07 as well as the single by the same name in November 06, this is a very exciting time for the band. With two more national tours being booked within the next six months be sure to catch a live performance so banging it hurts in a venue near you.

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