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Oden Young is a trio of songwriters/musicians based in the Yuba City/Sacramento area of California. The group's members are brothers Brian & Marc plus dad, Peter, who write & compose songs in many styles, including alt pop, electronica, Bollywood, world music, rock, and film & tv songs and instrumentals.
We're nominated this year for the 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards in the world music category, and were nominated for the 2011 HMMA Awards, also in the world music category. We are also semi-finalists in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition, and were also semi-finalists for the 2011 ISC. Several of our songs that combine electronica, world and rock music can be heard around the world as a result of our 2010 contract to provide music to the Muzak company. In 2011, we also signed a television deal for seven of our alt pop/electronica songs, and we’ve been placed on the Suggested Artist list by the Song of the Year organization. Although occasionally performing live, what we really enjoy is writing, composing, recording and distributing music to a variety of music providers for commercial use such as TV and film.
Oden Young's music is best described as a mix of several styles and influences, including alternative (The Killers, Arcade Fire), electronica (Daft Punk, The Crystal Method), world/electronica fusion (Bollywood, Lion King meets Euro house), and synth pop (Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys).
The group's musical influences include The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Afrika Bambaataa, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan, Ice Cube, The Cure, Daft Punk, Elvis Presley, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, The Zombies, Queen, The Eagles, Duran Duran, Leon Russell, Madonna, Elton John, The Clash, Outkast, and many others.
Our current favorite artists also include Coldplay, Eminem, The Killers, The Strokes, T-Pain, Foo Fighters, Ludacris, Daft Punk, Tiesto, Keane, Jay-Z, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, The Script, Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Spearhead, Crystal Method, Pink, Moby, Green Day, Lil Wayne, Golden Shoulders, and a bunch more.
We are also extremely grateful to Oz Fritz, Grammy-winning recording engineer for Tom Waits, for his support and help. And we want to thank all of the many people, too numerous to list, who've supported and inspired us over the last few years. Thank you all; you know who you are....