Oka Road
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Oka Road


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With a radio-friendly electric/acoustic rock sound and a front man who's mastered the gravelly, side-of-the-mouth singing style that's dominated modern music since the Age of Eddie Vedder, the guys in Oka Road sound like they're aiming their darts at the top of the charts. The band's arrival on the Santa Cruz music scene neatly coincides with the completion of their self-titled debut album, for which this gig is a free release party.
- Damon Orion


Street Light Records-February 15, 2003

Excellent alterna-rock band. I gave this CD a few listens before I knew that this was really good music. In general, the path that the songs take are not so unpredictable that you don’t know what’s going on or like you have to have a degree in music history to understand-while at the same time, they are far from ordinary. This is hard to pull off, and Oka Road does it successfully.
- S. Olivera


River City Rockets-March 4, 2003

(This) CD just rocks. If I had to review it with one word, I would say "Haunting"...and by that I mean the melodies stick in your mind long after the CD is done playing. (These) guys have successfully interwoven a number of different stylings and yet at the same time kept it consistent throughout, (they) have got (their) signature sound right out of the bag, and that can be one of the hardest things to do!
(They) have proven (themselves) to be excellent musicians and songwriters and have a distinctive sound that just goes hand in hand with the band’s name.
(There’s) a lot of songs for a first CD, and for a first effort it is as professional as anything you can buy off the shelf in a store. The guitar work is awesome!
Excellent excellent excellent. Oka Road rocks. - David Lee


Oka Road released their first full-length, self-titled album in November 2002. Our newest seven-song EP will be released in November 2003.
Our song "Become" is currently being played on KMBY 103.9 FM, a commercial radio station in Monterey, California. It has also received airplay on KZSC 88.1 FM in Santa Cruz


Feeling a bit camera shy


Oka Road plays cutting-edge acoustic/electric alternative rock. Based in the Santa Cruz/San Francisco Bay area, Oka Road has performed at coffee shops to college campuses, to audiences aged 6 to 60 years old, and has yet to get a negative response.
MTV has recently taken footage of Oka Road to be aired on their reality show “Fraternity Life” in September, and has been invited to play the send-off show for the series in June. Oka Road has also appeared twice on the KMBY radio show “Acoustic Breakfast,” played KMBY’s Super Bowl Party halftime show, and has received airplay for their song “Become” on KMBY 103.9 FM and KZSC 88.1 FM. Oka Road was also a finalist in the MARS Music Songwriter’s Showcase, chosen out of about 80 songwriters. In November 2002 Oka Road released their first album, and have received rave reviews, from fans old and new. As a result of their performance at their CD release party they were offered a production/management deal with the promise of a record deal with a major label. They have performed in various venues in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Gilroy, Monterey, Aptos, and as far north as Sonoma and Rohnert Park.
Since its release in November 2002, Oka Road’s album is already part of the house music at 120 Union, Rosie McCann’s Pub, Annie Glass, and College Eight Café in Santa Cruz, at Circuit City in Soquel (as a demo to sell stereo equipment), and in the juke box of The Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. Their CD is available online from CDBaby.com and Amazon.com, and from record stores in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Rhonert Park. Currently the band is focusing on promoting their newest EP while expanding their fan base throughout California.