Eagle

Eagle

BandPopAcoustic

Clean pop rock with a unique accoustic edge and funk rythm section

Biography

eagle
BIO 2008

In an industry where being a singer songwriter has become the current trend, Port Douglas based performer Eagle, aka Omid Master, stands out in the crowd. He’s not following the well trod path of those before him, instead, his musical journey is unique and abstract, and the result is strongly original songs with a pertinent message. Eagle’s diffidence of direction doesn’t mean his music has less commercial appeal, far from it in fact – his songs are catchy, humorous and emotional – they’re a heady blend of impressive instrumentation, crafted lyrics and relative themes. With years of experience behind him as a performer in many different genres of music, Eagle honed his craft before shying away from the manufactured realm of the industry to find his place independently – a position he has secured with a passion and surety.

Since the release of his independent debut album ‘Better Late Than Never’ in 2007, this impressive musician has supported the likes of the multi-ARIA nominee Lior, the Alberts Record signed Dallas Crane, played on national television on the Channel 9 Today Show, appeared on festival bills around the country and performed at the legendary venue The Espy in St Kilda, Melbourne. Not a bad accomplishment for a North Queensland singer songwriter whose only form of promotion has been his music. The first single off the album, ‘Everything is Okay’ has been picked up by leading commercial radio stations 4CA FM Cairns, B-Rock and 2BS Bathurst, Port FM, ABC Far North, ABC Radio Australia and SEA FM Rock in Townsville. Consequently, Eagle secured himself a regular live performance spot on breakfast radio – something which would be daunting for most performers, but just another challenge this talented musician took in his stride. And an accomplishment that won him a swag of fans in the process.

While his debut album has received acclaim and support from commercial radio stations throughout Australia, it is in his live performance where Eagle really stretches his wings. Whether performing with just an acoustic guitar and a guest didgeridoo player, or with a full four piece band, there is an attractive quality to Eagle’s live show that makes it hard to look away. He has a stage presence which is enthralling and his musical skill and vocal ability is not only impressive, but outstanding. It’s not hard to see that he’s performed with rock bands in front of big crowds in his past. He is at ease with the audience and his music, a skill that only comes through consummate experience. As part of Melbourne rock outfits ‘Engine Room’ and ‘Freakshow’ Eagle supported the likes of Colin Hayes, Mark Seymour, Weddings Parties Anything, Goanna and Grinspoon.

He stepped away from the rock spotlight, opting instead to hone his song writing skills by working with Greg Macainsh of Skyhooks fame, and Beeb Burtle from the Little River Band. Studying at the Melba Conservatorium of Music and Jaanz for singing classes, he also sang in the Victorian Swing Choir which supported Jon English on national television. Eagle left the city lights of Melbourne in 2000 and moved to Far North Queensland to pursue the next part of his music career – an independent stance where songs took precedence and honesty was paramount. The Indigenous elders of the region gave him the name Eagle, a sign of their respect for him as a person and a musician, a sentiment the musician has embraced for his new life and career.

Currently, Eagle spends his musical career transitioning between writing at home in Port Douglas, and composing with writers in the Indigenous community, to performing around the region and nationally. He has regular appearances at the NBL, seeing in the New Year for 2008, and has performed at the Oxford Tavern for the Bathurst 1000, at a private function for the Holden national team and at the grand final after parties for the AFL Cairns Saints and Port Douglas NRL to name a few. He also performed at the Laura Dance Festival in 2005, co-writing the theme songs, and took an acclaimed spot at the Yungaburra Folk Festival. His band has also had the headlining gig at the nationally recognised Port Douglas Carnival for the past four years running.

There is no doubt the world is Eagle’s oyster… and if his music career continues as it has, he is going to soar to success.

Eagle’s debut album, ‘Better Late Than Never’ is available through MGM.

Eagle
Tel 07 40994460
Mobile 0418 900990
eagle@theeagle.com.au
45 Marina Mirage Port Douglas
www.myspace.com/theeaglemusic

Lyrics

Daintree Dancing

Written By: Helen Ramoutsaki

Verse 1
Daintree Dancing buttresses bend
drifting down the dead leaves spin
to the rhythm of a creaking
Bridge
a sigh and a deep breath in
the breathing of a cell the breathing of a whole the breathing of our earth the breathing of our soul
Chorus
Delight in the Daintree dancing delight as the wheel turns on hold your delight as the Daintree dance moves on
Verse 2
Daintree Dancing wild currents swirl
Waltzing with the fished fin
the rhythm of a splashing
Bridge
Chorus
Verse 3
Daintree Dancing butterflies bob
Bowerbird shows begin
to the rhythm of a fluttering

Everything is okay

Written By: Eagle

Verse 1
I was in a hurry no time to put the bin out
The phone kept ringin’ people knocking at the door
I started to worry when I had to put my chin out
And take the blame for the things that I did not do

Bridge
But when I come home
With you I’m alone

Chorus

And it feels like
Nothing is wrong and everything is ok

(repeat)

Verse 2

Then-everything, started goin crazy
Everyone was jumpin’ and the air got hazy
The wind was blowin’ no one knew where they were going
And I just had to get away

Bridge and chorus

Outro:
Baababa I’m feeling okay, everything is okay…repeat

I need to know

Written By: Eagle

Verse 1

I saw you through the crowd with a red dress on
You were there, I turned around, and you were gone

I couldn’t speak to you, what was I to do?
I didn’t know your name, didn’t know where you were from

Chorus

I’ve been
Standin in the rain
And I’ve seen the sun go down
But I know things are gonna change
So I need to know your name

Verse 2

You arrive late at night; all your friends are excited
But before you know, you’re ready to go, but your shadow is still here

Chorus 2x

Solo

Discography

Debut Album released through MGM (catalogue EAG001):

Better Late Than Never
held at ABC radio libraries around Australia
Played frequently on ABC Far North, 4CA FM, Sea FM, Port FM, BRock and 2 BS Bathurst and various other stations

Set List

‘EAGLE’ SONGS

1. Doin’ it my Way
2. Everything is OK
3. Spinnin’ Round
4. I won’t say goodbye
5. I need to know
6. Ant Song
7. Things change
8. We all had dreams
9. Here for you
10. Anywhere on this earth
11. I could be the one
12. Even through the stormy
13. Radiant morn
14. I’m letting go
15. Forgotten about today
16. Don’t want to look back
17. I could be the one
18. Broken glass
19. Daintree part 1
20. Daintree dancing
21. Love baby love

COVER SONGS

22. WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
23. STILL HAVENT FOUND
24. STREETS
25. ALL I WANT
26. DESIRE
27. THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
28. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
29. LITTLE WING
30. BETTER BE HOME SOON
31. ALWAYS TAKE THE WHETHER
32. WHATS MY SCENE HODOO GURUS
33. TO HER DOOR
34. BETTER MAN ROBBIE WILLIAMS (WITHOUT M8)
35. HEAVEN’S DOOR
36. HEY JOE
37. PURPLE HAZE
38. EVIL WAYS
39. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
40. WATCH TOWER
41. YOU MAY BE RIGHT
42. MUSTANG SALLY
43. KISS
44. I FEEL GOOD
45. LA BAMABA
46. TWIST