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O.A.R.

....of a Revolution (O.A.R.) is an American rock band consisting of Marc Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), Chris Culos] (drums), Richard On (lead guitar), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone and guitar). Due to massive online distribution over campus networks, the band has become a college hit, with many songs relating to the bandmembers' personal lives in Maryland and at Ohio State University. The song Black Rock is about a park in Maryland, called just that, Black Rock.

O.A.R. was founded in 1996 by Marc Roberge and Chris Culos, who then, while attending the summe ...read more

....of a Revolution (O.A.R.) is an American rock band consisting of Marc Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), Chris Culos] (drums), Richard On (lead guitar), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone and guitar). Due to massive online distribution over campus networks, the band has become a college hit, with many songs relating to the bandmembers' personal lives in Maryland and at Ohio State University. The song Black Rock is about a park in Maryland, called just that, Black Rock.

O.A.R. was founded in 1996 by Marc Roberge and Chris Culos, who then, while attending the summer session of Alexander Muss High in Israel, each recruited Richard On and Benj Gershman. The four of them graduated from Thomas Spriggs Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland then moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend Ohio State, where they met Jerry DePizzo after their first CD The Wanderer had already been released. Without any formal marketing or advertising plans news about songs of theirs such as That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker, City on Down and Night Shift spread by word of mouth alone. Their third album, Risen, debuted at #11 on the Billboard top internet sales chart. The following year, their album Any Time Now debuted at #156 on the Billboard Top 200 list. The band attributes much of its popularity to the taping and subsequent trading and downloading of their live shows.

The band performs the theme song for the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. During a two-hour special that aired on December 11, 2005, they provided a streetside concert, including a live performance of the Home Edition theme, in front of the newly redesigned Los Angeles Free Clinic.

On Jan. 14, 2006 OAR reached a new peak of popularity by drawing roughly 17,000 fans and nearly selling out New York City's famed Madison Square Garden. One year later, they succeeded in selling out Madison Square Garden, in a performance that can be heard on their latest album, Live from Madison Square Garden. « hide

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LPs
The Rockville LP
2014

3.5
2 Votes
King
2011

2.9
19 Votes
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2007

2.7
30 Votes
Stories of a Stranger
2005

3.4
33 Votes
34th & 8th
2004

3.9
21 Votes
In Between Now And Then
2003

4.1
34 Votes
The Wanderer
2001

3.7
34 Votes
Souls Aflame
2000

3.9
9 Votes
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Rain or Shine
2010

4.5
3 Votes
Live From Madison Square Garden
2007

4.5
7 Votes

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