Oxygen Bio Somewhere between a small Midwestern town and a tiny room filled with pictures of vibrant tropical islands and the big city skyline, lies the blueprints to a musical style that can loosen a grown man\'s tie on a Monday afternoon. Oxygen\'s 2005 release, Volume 1, not only ignited their musical career, but also bonded them forever as friends. Oxygen began with four passionate musicians brought together by what some might call fate. \'Each of us brings an eclectic mix of ingredients to the table, but when we come together musically, the results are extraordinary,\' explains bassist Yale Thomas. Oxygen has gained the respect of fans and critics across the country by infusing their music with the raw creativity that has driven their powerful live performances since 2003. Oxygen\'s ever-ambitious attitude towards marketing spreads their music to a broad fan base that surpasses the core demographic most acts strive for. The quality of their music, it's ability to touch people on a deep emotional level, and their exciting live performance is the formula that not only draws first-time concert goers, but also keeps the loyal fans coming back for more. Whether Oxygen is playing in front of an intimate crowd of 25 or a festival of 25,000, as they did when they recently shared the stage with Bon Jovi at the 2007 Cheyenne Frontier Days, their ability to connect with their audience and win them over is what drives their diverse and loyal fan base. An Oxygen show attracts a wide variety of people from all walks of life; from college kids to forty-something\'s and everyone in between. \'I can actually go and see the band play a show and my mom will want to go with me,\' says one loyal fan. \'They cross over into just about any generation, even my 5 year old daughter walks around singing the songs,\' says another. \'When we hook a fan, it\'s not a catch and release type situation. We\'re gonna take\'em to the edge, we\'re gonna get them through a rough time or a bad day,\' says lead vocalist, Brent Cerny. \'We consciously try to touch upon every human emotion with our music, and we feel like we do, and we will continue to write that way.\' In late 2007, Oxygen released their long awaited symbolic anthem; "Beach House" intended to be the title track of their sophomore CD. \'With this album, we have demonstrated more maturity, we really pay attention to current trends in radio,\' says drummer, Jason Mateljan. \'We were all brought up listening to classic hit makers such as The Police, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Tom Petty, and The Rolling Stones, and, we are a band that loves a brilliant hook... that is what this album is going to provide.\' Through it all, one thing has become undeniably certain; Oxygen\'s popularity continues to grow at a remarkable rate and they have no intention of putting on the brakes. With their debut CD closing in on 100,000 printed copies and fans begging for more, only a bright future lies ahead for the phenomenon known as Oxygen.
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