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"Looking For Mary J Warner" was OxygenMary's first release which included the single "Whip It " a cover of the Devo classic which recieved quite a bit of Airplay in New South Wales, Queensland, & Victoria.


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Oxygen Mary was born from the ashes of Koke Addiction, who were gigging throughout Sydney in the mid 90’s. The 3 main songwriters Matt Ellis, and Christian & Jason Lauria have retained a working relationship ever since, developing a sound within themselves as a tight groove rock unit.
It was in the year 2000 the guys decided to take a fresh direction, adopting Bluey Twinkles (aka Darren Abbott) in the role of Keyboards. Bluey started out playing session work for the band, whilst they worked out whether they were comfortable with the inclusion. Turns out Bluey loved the music so much he asked to stay on when they decided to look for a permanent inclusion. Bluey adds a pop sensibility to the great songwriting unit that is Oxygen Mary, reminiscent of early experimental Queen but with a harder edge tipping it’s hat to Faith No More & Mudvayne, but with 4 part vocal harmonies. OxygenMary thrive on bands like Messhugga, Tool, & Lamb of God. They fuse many styles of metal together to create a cluster of intense, emotive music with big hooks and soaring melodies. With a little screaming thrown in also. The final inclusion to this developing outfit was Matt Irsak behind the kit. Matt brings a power to the group & adds a sonic soundscape to the band thru tambre & groove that few could match. Few could play as much as he does and not only leave space, but remain rock solid (This kid is someone to watch out for in the future). Oxygen Mary arrived onto the recorded scene with a cover of Devo’s “Whip It” plus a 5 song EP which was released in Early December 2004 and was followed up with an extensive 2 month tour of the East coast of Australia. Now sit back and enjoy the smokey haze that continues.