Machine OEM

Machine OEM

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Machine OEM offer A brand of melodic hard rock that speaks to the masses; real music for real people. Influenced by the stadium rock giants of the 70’s and 80’s, combined with modern pop sensibility, strong melody and honest, heartfelt lyrics. You would be amiss not to check them out!

Biography

Formed in April 2006, Machine OEM have forged a brand of melodic hard rock that speaks to the masses; real music for real people. Influenced by the stadium rock giants of the 70’s and 80’s, combined with modern pop sensibility, strong melody and honest, heartfelt lyrics.

The band comprises of five members; frontman Lez Dart, guitar duo Travers Harty and Clint Green, bass guitarist Steve Daniel, and Jay Durrant on drums and percussion.
In September of 2007 they released a seven-track demo E.P. entitled “Something To Say”, which was recorded and mixed by Travers Harty, produced in the band’s own home studio over a period of three weeks. The demos were so well received that the guys were motivated to forge ahead and record professional sounding demos.

Just over a year later in October 2008, they entered the studio once again, this time opting for Drop and Roll studios in Port Elizabeth, to record three new singles, recorded and engineered by Bryan McLagan (The Finkelsteins, Don’t Panic).
The singles drew them much attention both locally and internationally, listed below are just a few accomplishments achieved through these demos:

• Dominating the Modern Rock and Hard Rock charts on Ourstage.com, an MTV partnered site and still currently charting!
• KFC Sessions top 10 Finalist.
• Featured Artist on Mike Cameos Indie Top 10.
• Radio Play on Algoa FM, UCT Radio (where they charted at no3 on the South African Top 30), Tucks FM, DMX and several online radio stations.
• Playing to thousands of fans though unsigned.co.za’s Rock Star Cricket Pro 20 tournament, playing locally at Buffalo Park and at the semi-final at St George’s Park. They were also asked to play the final in Johannesburg due to the immense support shown to them by their fans but were unable to due to recording commitments.

Their biggest break to date though came through Slicethepie.com where in November 2009 after winning a spot in a coveted showcas as a top rated artist they beat out hundreds of bands from all over the world and raised £15 000 through their fans to record their debut album.

When it came to choosing a producer only one name came up, multi-platinum award winning producer Theo Crous, the man behind top SA bands like The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Karen Zoid, Aking and Freshly Ground to name but a few.

The guys entered Bellville Studios In March to begin work on their much anticipated debut Album was release October 25th 2010.

Just the facts:

• Machine OEM formed in 2006 and have forged their own brand of stadium rock.
• Their debut album was financed though the award winning band financing platform slicethepie.com though their fans and recorded last year with SAMA winning producer Theo Crous.
• The debut single Erase You reached no1 on Jon Savges 5fm rock charts and has taken the no.1 position on both the Modern Rock and Hard Rock charts on the MTV partnered site Ourstage.com.
• The band is also currently featured in the All-Time Rock Charts at signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com in the top 10.
• Along with national radio play on 5FM the band has received airplay on other stations like Algoa.fm, Tuks.fm, UCT Radio and many more.

Notable recent gigs:

• Played the Kei Mouth Summer Festival two years running headlining twice at the final Old Year’s Eve bash to crowds over 3000 strong. Other bands that appeared over the festival included Prime Circle, Just Jinger, Bok van Blerk, SGQ & Wonderboom.
• Headlining at the Kenton New Years Eve Music Fest on the 30th December 2010. Other bands on the bill at the two day festival included Kinky Robot, Flash Republic, Prime Circle, Ryan Dent and many more.

For more information feel free to check out:

http://machineoem.com/
http://www.facebook.com/machineoem

Discography

Fueled

Track listing:

1. Erase You
2. Fueled
3. Something To Say
4. Lift Me Up (Cheryl's Song)
5. Inside Out
6. Run
7. Still Loving You
8. Maybe It's Me
9. Daydreamer
10. Theory
11. Little Bit Of Somethin'

Set List

Fueled
Something To Say
Run
Inside Out
Daydreamer
Theory
Maybe It Me
Sweet Child Of Mine
Still Loving You
Little Bit Of Something
Lidt Me Up (Cheryls Song)
Erase You