Oktbrwrld

Oktbrwrld

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It's that funky Underground Soul! This award winning band purposely stays raw and true to the early ages of music, before 'electronica’, this quartet is unique in its formation and performance style. Entertaining, captivating, and most of all funky... OKTBRWRLD is in control!

Biography

Oktbrwrld
OKTBRWRLD (Pronounced OCTOBER WORLD), a group of seasoned musicians on a quest to uncover the sounds that make them laugh, reflect their lows, embrace their 'ahs' and tell stories from the depths of their ancestors' souls.

OKTBRWRLD, founded by guitarist/songwriter Elnathan K. Starnes has been captivating audiences since 1997 with the sounds of two guitars, a bass and vocals that sing out melodies best described as Alternative Rhythm & Blues (AR&B). Purposely staying raw and true to the early ages of music, before 'electronica, this quartet is unique in its formation and performance style. Entertaining, captivating and most of all funky... OKTBRWRLD is in control.

OKTBRWRLD is known for creating an exciting musical spirit that exists well beyond the celebrated fall of October. The band is doing exactly what musicians love to do - venture into established worlds and build a style that is new and uniquely their own.

AWARD WINNING SOUND!

2003 Wammie WINNER for Best Urban Contemporary Group

2003 Wammie Nominee for Best Urban Contemporary Recording

2003 Washington Posts Best Local Band nominee

2003 Artists Undiscovered Award WINNER for Best R&B/Funk Songwriter "Sexxy"

2003 Artists Undiscovered Award WINNER for Best R&B/Funk Singer "Sexxy"

2003 Artists Undiscovered Award nominee for Best R&B/Funk musician "Sexxy"

2002 Wammie Nominee for Best Urban Contemporary Group

Lyrics

SEXXY

Written By: Elnathan Starnes Nina Lane

SEXXY

I
You drink whiskey but I drink wine
You wear the watch but I keep the time
You’re so delicious but I’m tasty
You may be fine, but I’m sexy

Chorus: You may be fine, but I’m sexy
You may be cute, but I’m sexy
You may be pretty, but I’m sexy, but I’m sexy

II
You like to walk but I like to fly
You’re diggin’ and feelin’ on my heavy vibe
You’re so delicious but I’m tasty
You may be fine, but I’m sexy

(Chorus)

III
You like to bump and I like to wind
Feels better when you’re moving and you’re groovin’ in time
You’re so delicious but I’m tasty
You may be fine, but I’m sexy

IV
You like to fib but I won’t lie
I’ll take a chance while you get by
You’re so delicious but I’m tasty
You may be fine but I’m sexy

(Chorus)

©1999 Elnathan Starnes/Nina Lane BMI

I Play The Game

Written By: Elnathan Starnes


I PLAY THE GAME

I
Here I am discouraged
Why you do the things you do
If I had the courage
I’d express myself to you
Some say I’m too kind
I give in to everything
Have I lost my mind?
Giving in to everything

Twisters taking homes, leaving me alone
Why am I stuck deep in the game? (2X)

Chorus: Many times that I play the game
Quietly I go insane (2X)
II
Hungry for more wisdom
I don’t know who really loves me
Patience and forgiveness
Truth will be so clear to me

Twisters taking homes, leaving me alone
Why am I stuck deep in the game? (2X)

Repeat chorus

III
Planes fall into towers
I’m caught up with tiny things
Lord, give me the power
Focus on important things
I exist with feelings
Who’s the master, who’s the slave?
Feelings are so natural
Long as I’m not deep in the game

Repeat chorus

© 2002 Elnathan Starnes BMI

I Love You

Written By: Elnathan Starnes

I LOVE YOU

Standin' on a mountain
Together here we stand
Yes, we hear the melody
Now we understand

Mending all the broken places
Wipe your tears away
Filling all the empty spaces
Loving you day by day

Heaven brought us wings
To fly on a rainbow
I love you
I love you

Everyday that we're together
There lessons to be learned
When we receive our blessings
They're blessings that we've earned
Do you believe that rainbows
Are the daughters of sunshine?
Do you believe that sunshine, Beauty
Is in your heart and is in mine?

Heaven brought us wings
To fly on a rainbow
I love you
I love you

Standin' on a mountain
Together here we stand
Yes, we hear the melody
Now we understand
I love you

©2000 Elnathan Starnes BMI

Discography

2001 Gravity Tales and Love Songs CD
2002 Sexxy CD
2003-It's All About The Band CD
2003-Get "Sexxy" Live with OKTBRWRLD live in Vienna DVD

Set List

SET ONE

ATTENTION – original
CONFRONTATION – original
WILD DOGS – original
HE’S SO FINE – original
SWEAT – original
SEXXY/Say Yes – original
I PLAY THE GAME - original
GRANDMA’S FUNK – original
LA DI DA DEY – original

SET TWO

WHOLE LOTTA S@%*! – original
HEY MAMA – Blackeyed Peas cover
EXODUS – Bob Marley cover
RESPOSIBILITY – original
OUTA HERE REMIX – Outkast cover
HE LOVES ME – Jill Scott cover
SEXXY - Original
FEELS GOOD – Tony Toni Tone’ cover

We play two one hour sets.