The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores
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The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Eight Canadian indie artists to watch for"

"The Oooh Baby Gimme Mores: Sweet-looking boys saunter on stage like they’re about to sing Carlton’s version of It’s Not Unusual, when instead they pounce like rabid wolves. Frenetic machine-gun drumbeats, grinding guitar, and primal screams jolt you to attention. Once your heart resumes beating, their vibrant brand of thrash-punk rock is liberating. In fact, when the folks at Budweiser went hunting for awesome unknowns, the OBGM’s talent and energetic presence won them the spotlight of the Epic Concert campaign. They earned a series of surprise gigs like the opening set at NXNE in Toronto, and Bud’s Made in America festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West. The band released their self-titled debut album on Sept.12." - Metro News - The Backbeat Blog

"The OBGMs at the Rivoli"

Friday night's Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores' album release party had pretty much everything you could want in a punk show: spirited chants of "O-B-G-Ms" before the band appeared, audience participation antics from song 1, a few tambourines, lots of crowd-surfing (including lead singer/guitarist Densil McFarlane, whilst playing guitar), a male fan twerking onstage, another guy rushing bassist Joe Brosnan and kissing him before diving into the crowd, and so much sweat that drummer Colanthony Humphrey and keys/synths player Jemuel Roberts eventually went shirtless.
All the while, the Toronto four-piece cranked out boisterous dance-punk-meets-garage with enough melody to nod at mid-00s British indie-rock acts like the Arctic Monkeys. Part of that latter sound is thanks to McFarlane's vocals, which are sufficiently abrasive for the genre, and yet carry real rock-star polish and personality – far more than you'd expect from a band that was mostly unknown before their NXNE show in June, when Budweiser surprised them and announced they'd be sending them to play Jay Z's Made In America festival (headlined by Kanye West) later that summer.
Bud also funded their debut full-length, whose songs, like Pill, Ijustwannaluvuallthetime and King Stay The King (about Stringer Bell from the Wire!!!), kept the Rivoli crowd moshing for the OBGMs' hour-ish set.
Sure, the band's got the beer giant's corporate power behind them, but they haven't lost their indie-punk spirit. "Listen to the album," they urged. "Then pirate the fuck out of it. Pirate that shit!"
Before their encore, the guys were presented with a cake (it was Brosnan and Humphrey's birthdays, as well as the birthday of their album, they said), which they proceded to throw at the audience and eventually dump out over the fans upfront. Women in heels tried not to slip on the icing as they spilled out of the sold-out venue, while fans posted photos holding hunks of it to Instagram. - Now Magazine

"5 Best Things We Saw At NXNE"

The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores do the limbo
Toronto dance-punks the oOohh Baby Gimme Mores know the importance of audience participation. Throughout their early set at the Horseshoe on the first big night of music at NXNE, they threw merch to their fans, walked through the crowd clanging a cowbell and, best of all, started a limbo contest that ensured everybody watching would remember them. Singer/guitarist Densil McFarlane kicked it off by climbing down from the stage and slipping lithely under an outstretched cord, and then encouraged audience members to do the same, which they did. The four-piece’s enthusiastic efforts and high-energy tunes were rewarded at the end, when it was announced that they’d been chosen to play in the Jay Z-founded Made In America festival in Philly.

"In The Mix (Made In America Edition)"

The opening act at the maiden Budweiser Made In America festival back in 2012 was Gary Clark Jr., the Texas guitar slinger who brought an already considerable reputation to Jay Z's inaugural festival.

This year, that kickoff slot went to an all but unknown act: The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores, a Toronto punk funk band who garnered the most online votes in a Budweiser contest for an international band to gain a spot on the Philadelphia MIA bill.

The interracial quartet, fronted by guitarist Densil McFarlane, made the most of its opportunity, gathering a crowd of early arrivals on the Skate Park Stage, as boarders rode the ramps in front of them to their right and attendees flew high up above them in the de rigueur festival Vertigo amusement park ride behind them.

"We ain't Kanye West, but we're gon' put on a good show!" McFarlane promised at the start, leading the band into a nuevo-hardcore high-energy set. What followed made up for what it lacked in melodic grace with a punishing physicality that, with not so gentle coaxing from the stage, was enough to inspire the first Made In America 2014 mosh pit.

Read more at - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Made in America Philly Day 1 Highlights"

1:30 p.m.: Shortly after doors open, Toronto’s The OBGMs (short for The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores) kick things off with a brisk, funk-rock set that nodded to a viral campaign they recently starred in for Budweiser Canada. In the clip, the unsigned group gets locked in their dressing room before a seemingly tiny club gig, while Budweiser frantically upgrades their stage production and shuttles in hundreds of fans via branded tour buses. The campaign put an indie spin on Budweiser’s Made For Music global campaign, which has also included Rihanna and Jay Z as spokespeople. -

"The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores"

Who: oOohh Baby Gimme Mores (The OBGMs)
From: Toronto, ON
Where: Horseshoe Tavern
When: Wednesday June 18, 2014
Total Score: 8.5
Day 1 started off with a surprise that wasn’t on the schedule. Sometimes the unplanned shows are the most interesting and the oOohh Baby Gimme Mores set at Horseshoe was exactly that. The show was sponsored by Budweiser with whom the band had recently shot a video.
Having announced the gig only 4 days prior, The OBGMs brought a respectable crowd for an 8pm Wednesday time slot. The dance floor of The Horseshoe was packed, with the venue being a little more than half full. It seemed as though everyone in the know was there including a TV camera man who got a call last minute and showed up without a pass, something was clearly brewing. It was as if all the energy of the festival funneled into the room as the crowd swelled to over 3/4 full by the end of their short 35min set. The band threw merch into the crowd and even used a mic cable as a limbo stick, but the best was the announcement made by Brian Traeger, talent buyer for Live Nation Philadelphia at the end of their set.
When the band closed out their high energy set, Indie88′s Dave Bookman introduced a video of Traeger that popped up on a screen near the front the room. What Traeger said was an opportunity of a lifetime that shocked the room. WATCH the VIDEO with more information HERE
By: Darrell Shelley
THE SCENe - The Scene Magazine

"INTRODUCING The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores! [NEW MUSIC] - Video - EBONY"

This Toronto-based Afropunk band slayed SXSW Music last week; find out why!

Ooohh baby, gimme more. More rebel attitude, crazier mosh-pit altitude. Toronto punk unit The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores delivered on all that and much more at SXSW Music in Austin, Texas last week, when they kamikaze-bombed their beautiful noise onto the crowd and got them all drenched in their own happy sweat. The quartet have pointed to Jimi Hendrix as an inspiration for their sound—they rock out in a way that recalls Jimi’s distorted guitar and the Cars’ wavy synths.
This band slayed SXSW by all accounts, and their innovative, animated “Beat Up Kidz” video delivers even beyond the promise of the rambunctious live show. “Beat Up Kidz” was brilliantly directed by Ryan Enn Hughes, with a manic flash-stop color effect super-imposed over the four players as they rip and thrash through the song together. (Those four players? Guitarist/vocalist Densil McFarlane, drummer Colanthony Humphrey, keyboardist Jemuel Roberts and bassist Joe Brosnan.)
#Gorgeous and #eyepopping are two fitting hash-tags for “Beat Up Kidz.” Consider this bite-sized song scream therapy for the day. Press play and repeat.—Sun Singleton
Track The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores’ movements at their Bandcamp site, and follow them on Twitter @theobgms.
Sun Singleton is a Virginia-born singer/journalist based in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @sunsing.

Read more at EBONY - EBONY Magazine

"Indie Week Report Card"

Sound 5/5

If the Hives had a baby with Jack White and Otis Redding had babysat, you’d get oOohh Baby Gimme Mores (OBGMs as they are known on T-Shirts). Each of the members brings something unique and their sound together is absolutely phenomenal. Songs were frantic with soul and oh so danceable!

Performance 5/5

I had been standing by the bar watching them set up, and see some of their dedicated fans start filling the front of stage area. What transpired next is a bit of blur. The band started; and a wave of intense energy filled the entire bar. I have never, ever seen a crowd react to a band that violently; dancing, singing, glow sticks flying and screaming. The band ate it up with a spoon and gave back so much more. I walked out of the bar in a complete daze, could not stop talking about it for days!

Professionalism 5/5

They thanked everyone, including the sound guy for their help. Most gentlemanly band I’ve seen.

Aesthetic 5/5

Brit-Rock Hipster; skinny jeans, t-shirts and shaggy hair, without an ounce of pretentiousness.

Authenticity 5/5

When doing my research, they were the first band I had been excited about to see. In person, they blew me away! They obviously love the fans, love what they do and had a total blast doing it! They kept mentioning that they are normally an R&B band, and while I heard the roots of that, they took it to a new level blending in the Rock and Roll. . This is the band to beat this year!!

Total: 25/25

Final: 100%

Erin Fahy is a 9-5'r by day and a rogue rock reporter by night. You can follow her on Twitter @rockurworld16. Don't forget to also follow Toronto Music Scene @TorontoMusic. - Toronto Music Scene

"The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores, Rochester, Toronto ON, June 15"

By Kevin Jones
In stark contrast to the blue-light-rimmed, mirrored walls that surround the newly minted Rochester lounge (formerly Plaza Flamingo), local thrash rock outfit the oOohh Baby Gimme Mores kicked off their admiringly wide-ranging musical onslaught with a high-energy punk attack more suited to far seedier environs. Dipping from overanxious rock riffs to well-placed blues touches and back again before the end of the first cut, the rambunctious four-piece proceeded to show off a sharp-edged kitchen-sink philosophy, which would see them match their punk aesthetic to an expansive array of disparate sonic elements to mesmerizing effect. Boisterous drum breaks gave way to whiny, singsongy synth melodies behind raw and relentless guitar lines, which would further diverge into an edgy take on '60s doo-wop, complete with Korg piano, a swinging bass line and the obligatory mid-cut, soulman monologue. Tambourines were handed out to the energetic crowd early on, and at one point, the lead singer climbed up on one of the stage-side speaker risers for a bit of comic relief during the song "Don't Be Stush," after earlier quipping that the three black band members onstage meant the show was officially now "a gang-related event." Corny jokes and a cheesy variety show atmosphere further lightened the mood before the band got back to the nastiest of business with a couple of slaying closing numbers, shutting down a show that was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining of the festival. -

"NXNE Top 60 Tip Sheet"

The OBGM's make NXNE Top 60 bands to see tip sheet. - NXNE

"OBGMS Kill The Horseshoe"

Behind the tongue-in-cheek name lies a duo that delivers a hyperkinetic combination of rock, soul, and punk infused with an urban sensibility and street edge. Invoking smatterings of The Carps, Living Colour, & Rage Against The Machine, OBGM’s frenzied drumming combined with garage-metal riffs results in a blistering rhythmic assault that puts the smoke in Afro Punk. - Lonely Vagabond

"The OBGMS are Trendsetters"

The Oooh Baby Gimme More's are heating things up north of the border in Toronto, don't cha know! The guys showed major love when the Afro-Punk tour rolled through their town and even graced the stage with Saul Williams! They hold it down 2-deep; rocking hard and never lacking originality! Oooh Baby! Want more? Read on... - With A Name Like Sierra

"SXSW shows why it's a good time for black alternative music"

..."Generally, we are encouraged with what we are seeing right now," says Justin Robinson, one third of American roots trio The Carolina Chocolate Drops. "Even though we have a long way to go, the Chocolate Drops are just one band in a smallish wave of black folks doing something other than the status quo." He cites artists such as Noisettes, Janelle Monae, Lightspeed Champion, Ebony Bones, Toro y Moi and the oOohh Baby Gimme Mores and others as artists who are leading the way for something different" - The Grio

"Wham Zap KABOOM!"

... bring a combination of obnoxious and sexy that's easier than kindness but harder than clever.

"Batman" was also featured, along with Saul Williams and Earl Greyhound and others, on the free Afro-Punk compilation Fuck Rock Stars. - Heart On A Stick



Still mildly crestfallen Single Mothers hadn’t made it, I was faced with a classic SXSW conundrum, one predicted by Joe Strummer decades ago: Should I stay or should I go? Do I sample the strangers booked on the bill next, or do I head back into the wild in search of something with more buzz or credibility? I tend to play the odds at SXSW, so my instinct was to bolt. But I’m glad I stuck around Canada House, because the next band up has instantly become my new favorite thing. The Oooh Baby Gimme Mores (known colloquially and introduced as the OBGMs) play a brand of spastic, charismatic half-pipe hardcore that has almost no place in the mainstream, and yet I would not be shocked if they had a moment in the sun (though they’ve already scored a Budweiser campaign, which should be worth something). Their crossover potential lies in frontman Densil McFarlane, who lorded over the show with a fantastically charismatic fist. In addition to delivering caustic party bangers with a grinning intensity, he also spent time in the crowd handing out flashing light gizmos and leading group dances. He’s like a cross between David Lee Roth and Tyler, the Creator, and if that doesn’t scream “superstar,” it’s hard to determine what does." - Entertainment Weekly

"The OBGMs Do Osheaga"

The OBGMs (2:50, Trees Stage)

First of all, the obvious: the OBGMs are an anomaly, a punk band from Toronto consisting of three black guys (singer-guitarist Densil “Denz” McFarlane, drummer Colanthony “Cola” Humphrey and keyboardist Jemuel “Jem” Roberts) and a white guy (bassist Joe Brosnan). Their name stands for the “Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores” – a cheeky inference that their music is fun, and it was. No holds barred punk/garage rock with groove, a driving rhythm and a sassy sense of mischief. “I say we make R&B sex music,” Denz told online video magazine Black and Loud. Whatever you call it, they were a blast, bouncing of the metaphorical walls and bringing the crowd along for the ride. (TD) - The Montreal Gazette


Still working on that hot first release.



The OBGMs (The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores) are a Canadian punk rock quartet based out of Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 2007, by Densil McFarlane (Lead Vocals and Guitar) and Colanthony Humphrey (Percussion), the band fully formed their unique sound with additions Jemuel Roberts (Keyboard, Vocals) and Joseph Brosnan (Bass, Vocals).  Featured in Budweiser's: "Dreams Are Made" commercial, the four are known for their energetic performances which involve syncopated audience movement. The lead single Beat Up Kids off their freshman self titled debut album (Sept 2014) was broadcast on such outlets such as Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' REVOLT TV, Ebony Magazine, Vimeo's Staff Pick, and AUX TV.  They have shared the stage with notable artists such as Bad Brains, Janelle Monae, Glassjaw, Living Colour, Saul Williams and Unlocking The Truth. Showcased at music festivals including The AfroPunk Festival, IndieWeek (Finalists), North by North East and Budweiser Made In America (2014); this band oozes pure energy and truly starts the party.

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