Otenki

Otenki

 Houston, Texas, USA
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Otenki is a wild, energetic mix of heart filled lyrics and ripping guitars! Deep in the heart of Texas, these four rockers have blazed a trail touring the nation coast to coast (including spots on the Vans Warped Tour) Creating a fan base and leaving their mark everywhere they go!

Biography

"Otenki has good energy." - Bill Werde (Editoral Director of Billboard)

"Otenki is a great band with an unbelievable work ethic. With their songs and draw at House of Blues I have no doubts they're ready for the big leagues." - Will Hodgson (GM House of Blues Houston)

"Hands down, the most refreshing upcoming band to hit the pop punk scene in the last 5 years! " -Luga Podesta (co-Founder/music video director for London Alley Entertainment)

Formed in the summer of 2004, Otenki was formed by Enoma Asowata, Fausto Padilla, German Alexander and Josh Tenorio. From the very beginning Otenki was determined to stand out amongst their peers. "We did everything we could to reach people. We played acoustically at bigger shows, we passed out flyers, wedding crashed, and held parties to help create our community. We didn't just want fair weather fans. We wanted friends who wanted to make our dream part of their dream." states Alexander. It is this connection that helped them play the 2005, 2006, and 2009 Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour(sharing a stage with Deftones, The Used, Killswitch Engage, My Chemical Romance, Thrice) as well as play the 2005 and 2009 Vans Warped Tour.

Otenki worked with record producer Paul Leavitt(All Time Low, Versa Emerge, Mercy Mercedes, Conditions, Circa Survive, Senses Fail) for their previous effort "Making Sense of Static". The album has garnered attention from Alternative Press Magazine, Purevolume.com, Thedailychorus.com, ROCK ONE (French Music and Pop Culture Magazine) and the premier music site Absolutepunk.net.

The band set out to work with renowned record James Paul Wisner (Paramore, underOATH, The Academy Is, There For Tomorrow). The outcome of this partnership is the bands latest album KINETIC. The record features soaring vocal melodies, pulsating beats, ripping guitars while maintaining the band's love for pop sensibility. This effort pays homage to those who matter most; the fans. "With every record we're trying to push ourselves as artists and challenge our fans," says Asowata, "They are our driving force behind what we do. Without them we couldn't have accomplished what we have. We all agree that they are our energy."

With all this in place the band in 2011 the band was recognized nationally by Billboard Magazine and brought to Las Vegas to be a part of the Billboard Music Awards Battle of the Bands. The band was introduced to an audience of 7.7 million people that night.

Discography

Covina-2005
Lights Out On The Racetrack
Quit Pretending
Background Strings
Julia Eunice Rose

OTENKI - 2007 (06-2007)

The Contender
Ventura
Drop Dead, Goregous
4 AM
Lights Out On The Racetrack
Good Luck With That (LIVE)

Making Sense of Static (2008)

The Tie That Binds
Empty Words
Making Sense of Static
Phoenix
Friends Come First
The Impossible

KINETIC (2011)
Kinetic
The Real Me
Ghosts
Glory Be
Violence

"It Will Rain" Bruno Mars Cover - (2012)

Set List

Kinetic

The Tie That Binds

Empty Words

It Will Rain (Bruno Mars Cover)

Violence

Break Beat

4 AM

Over Me

Phoenix

Making Sense of Static

Ghosts

The Real Me