Oval Opus

Oval Opus

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Oval Opus is a high-energy Pop/Rock band that has been touring consistenly all across the Midwest for the past three years . They have won numerous awards including "Cincinnati’s Best Alternative Rock Band”, “Cincinnati’s Favorite Band” and “Best New Artist.”

Biography

Nestled on the Ohio River, where north meets south, is the humble hamlet of Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in this hybrid culture of North, South and Midwest, Oval Opus has soaked up a little bit of charm, a little bit of honesty, and a lot of pop sensibility to mold their unique, yet universal sound. Spawned from a chance meeting at a house party on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH, Oval Opus has spent the last several years establishing themselves as one of the most successful independent touring acts in Ohio and the region. Oval Opus has released three full-length studio albums and one full-length live album while touring nearly every state east of the Mississippi. Holding their own as a headlining act in clubs and on college campus, they have also shared the stage in support of Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, America, Sister Hazel, The Doobie Bros., Guster, O.A.R., Hanson, and many others. Recently Oval Opus completed their fourth studio CD due to be released in early 2006. Produced by veteran producer and engineer, Erwin Musper (Van Halen, Elton John, Def Leppard, David Bowie), the record includes songwriting collaborations with Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson), Danny Kortchmar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Don Henley), and Sam Hollander and Dave Schommer (Carole King, Michael Tolcher). The record is a slick combination of Oval Opus tight radio ready songs performed with the energy and virtuosity of their live rock show. Soulful vocals, classic rock driven guitars and a grooving rhythm section deliver profound yet playful pop/rock tracks with broad appeal.

Lyrics

Stay Young

Written By: Aaron Patrick, Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin, Sam Hollander, Dave Schommer, Ben Dunk

We were so young, We were so pretty, Wide Awake;
We took some roads, And talked about nothing, So our hearts didn’t ache;
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
I guess we’ll wait and see so…;

Stay young, When all we knew, Was so brand new;
Stay young, When days were slow, With room to grow,
Stay Young;

We were so calm, We were so ready, We had a chance to take;
We broke some codes, And fought about nothing, So our hearts didn’t break;
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
We know what we are, not what we’ll be,
I guess we’ll wait and see so…;

Stay young, When all we knew, Was so brand new;
Stay young, When days were slow, With room to grow,
Stay Young; When all we knew, Was so brand new;
Stay young, Cause no one told us we get old;

Pass the bottle, Fan the fire,
Play a song on, This out of tune six string,
And help me sing along;

Stay young, When all we knew, Was so brand new;
Stay young, When days were slow, With room to grow,
Stay Young; Stay Young; When all we knew, Was so brand new,

We were so young, We were so pretty;
Stay young

Sunday Papers

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin, Aaron Patrick

The night was talking at 5:AM,
To loosen up the morning,
I was walking to meet a friend,
But didn’t know where I was going,
Cuz I miss you;

Sunday Papers are on display,
Don’t think that I’ll be reading,
Cuz one of these pages says your name,
With out any room for feeling,
Cuz I miss you;

Maybe I’m wrong,
and this worlds not coming to a sudden end;

For all that we knew, for all we’ve seen through,
It comes down to this, and all that we missed;
For all that we said, For all the roads led,
Now to the end, So much left to mend;

The rising ring of a morning sun,
A new day for the living,
Looking back from it’s end,
Shadows shifting meanings,
Cuz I, I miss you;

Maybe I lied,
when I yelled about something,
that seemed like something then;

For all that we knew, for all we’ve seen through,
It comes down to this, and all that we missed;
For all that we said, for all the roads led,
Now to the end, So much left to mend;

If I could check the box, At the lost and found,
If I could find a note, Crumpled on the ground,
If I could get a message, On my machine,
Just to let me know, You’re leaving me;

For all that we knew, for all we’ve seen through,
It comes down to this, and all that we missed;
For all that we said, for all the roads led,
Now to the end, There’s so much left;

For all that we knew, for all we’ve seen through,
It comes down to this, and all that we missed;
For all that we said, for all the roads led,
Now to the end, So much left to mend;
So much left to mend

Beautiful One

Written By: Patrick Martin, Josh Edmondson, Aaron Patrick, Sam Hollander, Dave Schommer

She's a loner, no one owns her
no one needs her, according to her
non-responder, makes them ponder
work in progress, never stops!

She casts her shadows on the wall
in her room she's ten feet tall
tonight that's hardly big enough
she's a rhinestone in the ruff
an angel on the over pass
opens up the window shade
hasn't seen the sun for days
but no one notices her there
if they only knew that....

She's a beautiful one that no one knows
that no one knows

She's a stoner, chat room roamer
quiet talker, sleepless walker
pre-dawn color, creeps into her
morning tempest, never sleeps

She casts her shadows on the wall
in her room she's ten feet tall
tonight that's hardly big enough
she's a rhinestone in the ruff
an angel on the over pass
opens up the window shade
hasn't seen the sun for days
but no one notices her there
if they only knew that....

She's a beautiful one that no one knows
that no one knows

She waits for the one day, maybe someday
when everyone will figure it out
and when they realize, she'll finally confess
she's the beautiful one, and let it all out
let it all out

She casts her shadows on the wall
in her room she's ten feet tall
tonight that's hardly big enough
she's a rhinestone in the ruff
an angel on the over pass
opens up the window shade
hasn't seen the sun for days
but no one notices her there
if they only knew that....

She's a beautiful one that no one knows
that no one knows

Discography

2006-Oval Opus (Self Titled)
2006-MP3 Anthology (1998-2004)
2004-Live At the 20th Century Theater
2004-Self Titled EP
2002-Red Sky Recovery
2000-Oxygen
1998-Wagonwheel

Set List

Our sets at usually 90-120 Minutes. We play all of our original songs and then usually include 1-2 cover songs