OC and the Offbeats
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OC and the Offbeats

Portland, Maine, United States | SELF

Portland, Maine, United States | SELF
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OC and the Offbeats Demo EP (2012)




Owen Conforte grew up in a very music friendly house. With a professional guitarist as a father and a mother that listened to blues, soul, and classic rock, the influences ran deep. He started playing in venues with different projects at the age of 14. In school, Owen sang in the chorus and vocal jazz ensemble along with playing guitar in the big band and various jazz quintets. Outside of school, Owen was constantly exercising his writing abilities and playing blues/rock shows.

Now with a Bachelors Degree in Performance from University of Southern Maine, Owen takes his abilities to the streets! Playing with musicians he crossed paths with in college (Tony Palumbo on bass and Jacob Forbes on drums), they're gaining experience as a cover band while gearing up for their first full-length album.

During the recording process, the Offbeats used the talents of Portland musicians (Kelly Muse on Piano, Kyle Hardy on Sax, and Emma Stanley on Trumpet) to expand their sound and complete the sound Owen intended. What's left is a Six piece band that gives off a vintage vibe with modern accessibility. The only way to find out how that sounds is to click on links and come see/hear us in action!