OPIUO

Ages 18 and up
Sunday, October 09
Doors: 7pm
$24
OPIUO: A Shape of Sound Tour
with A Hundred Drums

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm

Age Restriction: 18+

www.opiuo.com
Emotional connections to art & artists are at the very core of who we are as humanity. Seldom is this phenomenon felt more powerfully than inside the wonderful world of Opiuo. A genre-bending plethora of auditory and visual masterclasses upon which Oscar Davey-Wraight has built his highly respected, forward-thinking career. Born in 1984 in rural New Zealand, his parents provided the land upon which music festivals were held, unveiling the magic of live music to Opiuo at a young age. This extremely formative growth surrounded by the early incarnations of Aotearoa’s electronic music scene exposed him to the beautiful celebration of life through self-expression, dance, and giant sound systems. These experiences directly shaped so much of who he is & what he stands for today. Positivity and movement at the core of the project, his music is an infectious electronic-based blend of funk, soul, psychedelia, and booty-shaking bass.

Now calling Australia home, Oscar frequently tours his party-starting music throughout the globe. Having spent more than a decade performing at some of the world’s most renowned festivals and venues including Lollapalooza (US), Glastonbury (UK), and Splendour In The Grass (AU), as well as selling out Colorado’s world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, he’s performed his music in an unimaginably large array of formats. From the self-built SYZYGY Orchestras, to collaborating with symphony choirs, touring his own Opiuo Band, and most recently as an immersive solo audio & visual show, his live creativity is limitless. Well and truly risking it all in the name of expression & freedom inside what is possible as an electronic producer and performer, to incredible praise. 

His decades of evolution have been rewarded, taking home the New Zealand Music Award for Best Electronic Album in 2014, and his catalogue is vast. Having released 4 full-length albums, 10 EPs, and a myriad of singles and remixes over the last 12 years. His 5th studio album is titled “A Shape Of Sound” and is on the way this August. His most diverse, expansive, and detailed yet.

www.soundcloud.com/ahundreddrums
Thunderous low end and pulsating rhythm embody the powerful music of A Hundred Drums.

Stomping the stage in a tangle of hair and a blur of motion, her high-octane live show is the result of years of searching for that perfect primal pulse that connects humans on the dance floor. Since she was a teenager, Gabrielle Watson has been cultivating a sound that encapsulates experimental hip-hop, psychedelic bass, and indigenous hand drums. After a decade of crafting her sonic signature in cutting-edge spaces, A Hundred Drums has emerged onto the main stage to bring the sounds of the underground to the masses.

Ticket Tier Info:
General Admission Tickets – Standing Room tickets on the Main Floor.

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Opiuo is Oscar Davey-Wraight. Born in the festival paddocks of rural New Zealand, he packed his bags and headed to Australia at the youthful age of 20 to find meaner, greener party pastures. Landing in the grimey, colourful streets of Melbourne, he built a emphatic fan base amongst club and festival goers across the great red land of Australia. Using his positivity as a catalyst for mighty musical enjoyment, he captivated audiences with his extremely unique funkadelic bass heavy creations. His 2010 debut album Slurp & Giggle spread like wildfire across the global underground music scene, earning him nominations for best album at the Australian Independent Music Awards. His follow up albums, Meraki in 2014 and Omniversal in 2016, were winners and finalists for the New Zealand Music Awards in the “Electronic Album Of The Year” category respectively, and continued by gaining millions of plays and downloads across all the major musical platforms.  Since then Oscar has gone on to be specifically selected to support the most respected names in electronic music, including Bassnectar, Griz, Pretty Lights and more. He’s headlined the greatest venues in the world, including Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater with his 5 piece live band juggernaut The Opiuo Band. He has also played every major North American, Australasian and European festival to rave reviews. His highly sought after remix works span artists far and wide, from Gwen Stefani to Kimbra, Griz to Pretty Lights, Koan Sound to Infected Mushroom, earning him respect as a truly versatile artist, with no specific genre box to restrict his musical endeavours. 2018 will see the release of a ton of new music, as well as playing some of the biggest headline shows of his career. This is down to the beautiful support of his die hard fans throughout the planet, who share in his vision of a positive, fun filled world of love, family, and supporting your friends. It’s not what we got, it’s what we give.
Opiuo is Oscar Davey-Wraight. Born in the festival paddocks of rural New Zealand, he packed his bags and headed to Australia at the youthful age of 20 to find meaner, greener party pastures. Landing in the grimey, colourful streets of Melbourne, he built a emphatic fan base amongst club and festival goers across the great red land of Australia. Using his positivity as a catalyst for mighty musical enjoyment, he captivated audiences with his extremely unique funkadelic bass heavy creations. His 2010 debut album Slurp & Giggle spread like wildfire across the global underground music scene, earning him nominations for best album at the Australian Independent Music Awards. His follow up albums, Meraki in 2014 and Omniversal in 2016, were winners and finalists for the New Zealand Music Awards in the “Electronic Album Of The Year” category respectively, and continued by gaining millions of plays and downloads across all the major musical platforms.  Since then Oscar has gone on to be specifically selected to support the most respected names in electronic music, including Bassnectar, Griz, Pretty Lights and more. He’s headlined the greatest venues in the world, including Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater with his 5 piece live band juggernaut The Opiuo Band. He has also played every major North American, Australasian and European festival to rave reviews. His highly sought after remix works span artists far and wide, from Gwen Stefani to Kimbra, Griz to Pretty Lights, Koan Sound to Infected Mushroom, earning him respect as a truly versatile artist, with no specific genre box to restrict his musical endeavours. 2018 will see the release of a ton of new music, as well as playing some of the biggest headline shows of his career. This is down to the beautiful support of his die hard fans throughout the planet, who share in his vision of a positive, fun filled world of love, family, and supporting your friends. It’s not what we got, it’s what we give.