This Dallas quartet is unapologetic about two things. Their huge show stealing voice and the uncanny way in which they mesh modern rock with classic soul. What really sets this band apart is their blatant disregard for genre clichés. The end result is music that will be stuck in your head for days.


Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Odis officially fell into place when Laurence Gayao (Vocals), Rob Bastien (Guitars), Bristen Phillips (Bass) and Mike Peters (Drums) started collaborating together in June of 2006. Their hybrid of soul, modern rock, rhythm and blues and retro rock has resulted in a number of comparisons that come from elements of such artists as Lenny Kravitz, Franz Ferdinand, Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers. With a back-to-basics approach, their style has been perceived as rather refreshing and unpredictable in just a very short time of existence. And that is why Odis has been careful not to get stuck in just one genre.

In February of 2007, the band got their first break in. At a live show in Dallas, Odis caught the ear of the Lex & Terry Radio Network (KDGE Clear Channel). And even without any real recorded demos, the band was then asked to play KDGE’s Edgefest 16 Festival with the Killers, Muse, AFI, Jet and others, in March of 2007. Odis continues to get live unprecedented air time on Lex & Terry’s nationally syndicated morning show.

"Finally! Finally! Finally! Something new and exciting! Odis is not one of the whiney little bitch bands that I hear everyday. These guys are going to be huge. Go see them while you still can". ~ Terry Jaymes, Lex and Terry Radio Network

In May of 2007, Odis recorded their first three songs to get a handle on how their recorded music would sound. As it turned out, several local music venues and critics loved it, including Paul Salfen of the Dallas Morning News. If Odis’ goal was to get people dancing, then these demos achieved their purpose. Based on the feedback from their live shows and these three recordings, the future looks very bright for Odis.

"Odis is one of the most promising bands in Dallas right now. Their look, sound and hooks are some of the best the city has to offer." ~ Paul Salfen, the Dallas Morning News & the Dallas Music Guide


Currently recording first LP.

Set List

The Hardest Part
Slip Away
Have Mercy
Can't You See
I'm not Coming
Breakin' Me Down
It's A Shame
We Can Do It