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Jason O / Press

“Using live looping technology, he incorporated guitar, bass, vocals, harmonies, percussion, piano, harmonica, ukulele and trumpet into his own unique style, which he referred to as “seamlessly funky folk music with a pop twist.” Locally known as a looping artist and singer-songwriter, Jason also brought humor into his show and involved the audience, prompting them to stomp their feet and clap their hands to a beat he incorporated into his song. The crowd was entertained and inspired as he provided an enjoyable fun-filled show Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/03/25/4103356/concert-review-crystal-bowersox.html#storylink=cpy”

“The night began with State College musician Jason O, lead singer from the popular band My Hero Zero. Using live looping technology, he incorporated guitar, bass, vocals, harmonies, percussion, piano, harmonica, ukulele and trumpet into his own unique style, which he referred to as “seamlessly funky folk music with a pop twist.” Locally known as a looping artist and singer-songwriter, Jason also brought humor into his show and involved the audience, prompting them to stomp their feet and clap their hands to a beat he incorporated into his song. The crowd was entertained and inspired as he provided an enjoyable fun-filled show. Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/03/25/4103356/concert-review-crystal-bowersox.html#storylink=cpy”

“Musician Jason Olcese has been a fixture on the State College scene for years as part of My Hero Zero. This fall, he’ll head out to colleges across Pennsylvania, Ohio and New England for a solo tour. Olcese also will perform at the Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks next week as part of its weekly pub hang series. For his second appearance at the venue, he said fans can expect to hear songs from a new solo album to be released this fall. With these new ventures, Olcese hopes to reach audiences who are more focused on listening to music than the bar crowds that dominate My Hero Zero shows. “My solo stuff doesn’t really work in downtown State College because there’s no venue available for listening audiences,” he said. Olcese uses a loop pedal during solo performances to build layers into his songs and supplement what’s he’s able to do with his guitar. “I’m pretty adept at using looping in a way that supports my songs,” he said. “A lot of people use it to create a jam e”