Take one part rock, one part soul, and one part groove and you’ve got the Brooklyn based band OTiS. The brainchild of singer, guitarist, and songwriter Craig Schoenbaum has been a project in the making as far back as 2000, but the line up you see before you wasn’t solidified until the summer of 2009.
The band’s influences range from legends such as Ray Charles, Otis Redding and The Meters, to The Police, The Black Crowes and Sublime. Hip Hop has even played a role in shaping OTiS’ sound in groups like A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde. This diverse makeup is obvious the second you try to pin down their sound to tell a friend.
Satisfying everyone from hipster to hippie, OTiS is Rock.Soul.Groove- and everything in between..
Official Website: http://spsounds.com/2010/06/15/72-at-southpaw-otis/
Added by OTiS - Brooklyn on June 23, 2010