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  Ooh La La Take Their Hard Soul Rock n Roll To Melbourne
 
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  Ooh La La Are Hard Soul Rock n Roll
 
  > 2007 ::
  Ooh La La Make Their Mark On The Australian ARIA Chart

 

 
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What the media has been saying ::
"Oohlala are the band and this four track EP is a sensational introduction to their raw, invigorating music. Vocalist Simon Meli is the key to the highway with a classic rock'n'soul voice topping off some high octane Hammond drenched slabs of power. The rest of the band are no slouches either with guitarist Tony Kvesic laying down some fine grooves backed abily by bassist Sergio Cogniglione and drummer Steel O'Neill they have it all - great songs and musicians, all topped off with the stratospheric vocals of Simon Meli……As the band say Ooh La La give it to you, like a hit in the heart, injecting one whole hunk of Rhythm & Blues, Sweet Soul Music." - Stuart A Hamilton :: Blues Matters Magazine uk

"As its namesake suggests Ooh La La, offer a remarkable reminiscence of the great soul/rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s such as The Faces. Their individual musicianship is flawless, but combined, it creates the ultimate good time with infectious grooves and unmistakable licks. It reflects a time when rock music was a party and not an excuse for blaming your parents for some bullshit and Ooh La La dares you to stay still. Blues, soul, funk, rock…whatever the fuck you want to call it…it’s old school and it’s cookin’ – These guys are bound for the Big Stage. Oh and Simon Meli…That boy CAN sing!" - Denley Healy :: Shock Records

“Ooh La La-my favourite band. And I’m not just talking on a local level here (the only thing local about this band is the fact that they live close by). Their songs, musicianship and stage presence could equal any international band that has graced Australian stages. The initial focal point of Ooh La La is singer Simon Meli. He is the most charismatic singer I’ve witnessed in a long time. Not only does he know how to work the stage and engage the audience, he’s also got the vocal goods Favourites of the set included Chop The Mutha Down, Dog Gone Insane and closing tune One Night Only. The only disappointing thing about Ooh La La’s set is that it had to end!”- The Drum Media Review::

“ Sydney band Ooh La La – they maybe new as far as their name goes, but there’s nothing musically juvenile about this ensemble. Frontman Simon Meli has more soul that the devil could ever collect. Every note and every lyric is delivered with more passion than the most tragic of Shakespeare novels. Flanked by a talented bunch of accomplished musicians, there is not one moment whilst watching their show that I ever felt the need to wander off to the bar or mingle in the crowd – the words awe inspiring and jaw dropping spring to mind. To borrow a comment from a joyous crowd member, this band is the blackest white band in Sydney . Ooh La La is what The Black Crowes would have been today or what Mother Hubbard would been if they had stayed together” The Brag - Review ::

“Getting tired of McDonalds music? Craving something with a bit of soul, bit of feeling, bit of a raw edge? Then I've got just the prescription. Ooh La La. ..Ooh La La are a band from our very own Inner West, who profess to have a passion for early boogie, soul, and early rock n roll. I for one am loving the local flavour. Any chicks out there should definitely head out to this: what's cooler than dating a guy in a band?” www.sydneyfun.com.au - Review ::

“When you read that there are four young men from Sydney western suburbs who took their name from Rod Stewart’s old band The Faces, you should be in no doubt that the classic 60’s rock sensibilities don’t end with the name. There’s more than a little AC/DC about the track, delivered with just enough of the Bons (though with a falsetto the late Scott could only dream of to pull it off. In fact, that falsetto seems a favourite tool of singer Simon Meli, which on other songs sits him somewhere between an early Freddie Mercury meets Robert Plant, with the band making a reasonable fist of keeping up.” Single Review - The Drum Media ::

“Ooh La La is a rock band …….here they could join Australia ’s great list of party bands. The songs sound like they have been recorded in a sweaty studio back in 1972 and, as far as the band is concerned, Led Zeppelin, T-Rex and The Who are the only bands that existed.” MEDIASEARCH

“Ooh La La ..... I really enjoy it. I especially enjoyed the track "Chop the Mutha Down" and will be showcasing it on my radio show, "The Kitchen", Friday night, November 10,  8-10 PM EST , on WCDB 90.9 FM, to an audience enveloping the Capital Region of New York. Additionally, I've added your record to rotation so it may score other plays during the week. If you'd like to let your fans know when to tune in, "Chop the Mutha Down" should be on with a prologue at approx.  8:30 PM EST. WCDB can be listened to in a live stream at our website: http://wcdb.albany.edu Thanks again for the record!” Leon Ferri, Promotions Director, 90.9 WCDB-FM

“If, as we all hope, real music is making a comeback, fuelled by bands like The Answer, then you'll be delighted to know that Australia has their very own blues n' soul fuelled sensation ready for lift off. Ooh La La are the band and this four track EP is a sensational introduction to their raw, invigorating music. High octane Hammond drenched slabs of power, they have it all - great songs and musicians, all topped off with the stratospheric vocals of Simon Meli. Three of the songs are absolute gems, with "Yeah People" simply life affirming.”
NOVEMBER 206 :: ZEITGEIST


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