In an indie music world always craving something with a new edge, Oak & Gorski, bring exactly what is needed to the table. With Cello as a lead instrument they have created their own unique brand of “Cello Rock” that can be heard in full force on their soon to be released fourth studio album, Love Destroyer.
After raising $13,368 in 30 days on Kickstarter, having three albums under their belt and various placement on TV and film, there is no doubt this is a highly anticipated record. Love Destroyer will be released on December 14th via iTunes.
Ken Oak, vocals and cello, and Ed Gorski, vocals and guitar, have been making music together since 2005. After the two were introduced through a mutual friend, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, they were quick to start. It was a mere two months later, on Halloween, Oak dressed as Waldo and Gorski as Gunnar Nelson, that they were playing their first acoustic show together.
As five years have passed, the group has self-booked ten national tours, sold over 30,000 albums and secured placement on numerous TV and film programs such as Dreamwork’s, “She’s The Man”, Lifetime’s “A Nanny’s Secret” and CSI: NY.
Described by Billboard Magazine, as “soulful” and “calming”, Oak & Gorski’s harmonies and songwriting will take you into the soothing world they have created for you. With inspiration from Ryan Adams, Depeche Mode and the Indigo Girls you can feel their diverse musical backgrounds come together, creating something completely incomparable. Having shared the stage with notable artists including, Sara Bareilles, Meiko, Gary Jules, Mumford & Sons, Guggenheim Grotto, Greg Laswell and Far East Movement, it is obvious that Oak & Gorski have the catchy pop/rock acoustics mixed with the quick strokes of a bow and the soft lyrical vocals that will bring them to the top in 2011.
This fall, Oak & Gorski will be heading out to Singapore and Japan for their first overseas tour. Although, if you have not seen them yet, you can stop by Downtown Disneyland where they currently have a weekly residency.