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Omid Master

Skyfire Interactive In Association with Wolf Entertainment Presents

 

Omid Master

 

 

Skyfire interactive in association with Wolf Entertainment (Australia)  are pleased to announce the release into the UK of Omid Master’s current singles in preparation for a UK and European tour for spring 2018.

Biography

Omid Master former lead singer of popular Melbourne heavy band Freakshow went solo when moving to remote North Queensland in 2001 with a creative yet mainstream style of his own. The song “When I close my eyes” describes how he has a free reality within where ever he may be and he zones into it anywhere be it at home, the office, on a small stage or at a concert arena.
When only 7 years of age Omid Master was invited to join the Australian National Boys Choir and at primary school his interest for music grew. At 9 years of age he was given a guitar. During childhood Omid Master and his brother Mobin Master (known for his production of dance hit Show Me Love) would hear his older brother playing scales on the piano over and over and he developed an ear for music.

In high school he met a drummer who learnt of Master’s ability to play electric guitar so they formed a band Engine Room and soon were playing shows at schools bars and events. The drummer and the lead guitarist would write songs with Master. During these years Master was influenced by all kinds of music from pop to jazz.

Master studied a Bachelor of business Accounting at Ballarat University College where he opened for major national acts at the union nights. He later transferred to and finished a bachelor of business Marketing at Monash University in Melbourne doing his honors thesis on the music industry. At the same time his band Engine Room was playing at hotels and venues such as the Corner Hotel and the Punters Club. He studied voice with David Jaanz, the William Bates Academy of Acting and The Melba Conservatorium of music. He joined the Melbourne Swing Choir as a tenor and performed at shows such as with Jon English on Hey Hey It’s Saturday. He had private song writing lessons with Greg John Macainsh from the Sky Hooks and Beeb Birtles from Little River Band.
During his twenties he was playing regular shows with Engine Room who won the battle of the bands contest at the Palace in Melbourne and were picked up by triple J radio first cuts. He then joined a cover band known as Crazy Haus followed by joining hard power grove original band Freakshow. Co-writing around 20 songs Freakshow quickly built up a following playing at Hell Club in Melbourne packed out shows at Chasers nightclub and a sell out independent EP launch at the Esplanade Hotel.

In 2001 Master moved to Far North Queensland and went solo acoustic full time.

In 2009 Master independently recorded at Nigel Pegrum of Steeleye Span recording studio in Cairns. With only independent promotion by Master himself the album made it into the ARIA charts in the first week of release.

His second album progressed to the top ten new releases on the Waterfront record label for 4 weeks running. Promotion was done independently through live shows ranging form playing live on Zinc FM, Port FM, 4 CA FM ABC Far north and ABC Radio Australia to opening for Jessica Mauboy at the Townsville Cultural Fest to shows at the Tanks opening for Lior and Richard Clapton. His distribution agreement with Green Media was for three years but he can release through them at anytime or can move to a major whenever he likes. Master also various hotels in Melbourne and Sydney to promote the albums. His latest show was opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns.
He now plays at festivals and more.

Master has been a full writer member of APRA since 1986 and has written over 100 songs. In 2005 Master’s song everything is okay was selected as the first theme song for the Port Douglas Carnviale.

For further information on Omid or to arrange an interview please contact rick@skyfireinteractive.co.uk

 

 

Press Quotes

“This has hit single written all over it”

Band Blurb

“One of the most talented figures in the world of modern pop music”

Gashouse Radio

“Master is one of the most talented singer/songwriters working today”

Vebnts Magazine

“Omid Master’s power and style are enough to carry the day”

Skope