THE ACOUSTIC OOSIK
Bands don't get any stranger than this: A band as
distinctively Alaskan as an oosik, knockin' and rockin'
out rhythmic acoustic tunes
The Acoustic Oosik is an ongoing project. When possible the band will draw in incredible musicians that have the urge to rock. There are only two main members of the Acoustic Oosik: Bruno Zinno and Ben Balivet. Playing at the drop of a hat is always on the roster.... So many gigs so little time. The Acoustic part of the band is the Acoustic Drums Bruno plays and the Acoustic Guitar Ben wields. The Oosik aspect of the band from the well endowed sound quality of the members. Hard as a rock! And always ready to rumbLE!!!!
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT AN OOSIK IS PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING DEFINITION:
Bruno has been playing drums since he could see over the bar counter. He has an original style reflecting his years of studying the mating of camels in the Sahara Desert. Few hands have pounded a drum so hard. Dumbek, Tabla, Queecka (spelling?) Harmonica (aka Angels don't strum this harp), and ofcourse the kazoo supplement his steady rhythm on his JazzMaster Travel Kit.
Ben is an accomplished nail biter and pinky toe smasher from Wasilla and has the chops to outplay any Wasillabilly this side of Muldoon Road. Orginal songs such as: Patagonia Condom, The Water, Sliver, Captain Cook, and If Kisses Were Currency range from the Sounds of A Fifteen ton Walrus Oosik Falling Down a 276 step stairway to the more respectable sound of Barry Manilow being mauled by a strangled jellyfish. Alas there are few words to describe the experience that is the Acoustic Oosik.
Behold the artists covered by said Band:
Led Zepplin, Lorde, Gotye, Neil Young, Violent Femmes, the Pink Floyd, the Police, Sublime, Tom Waits, America, the Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Wilson Picket, James Brown, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond and many more.
Check out the songs as posted on the Facebook Site and like us today... The Acoustic Oosik will be ready to visit you at your request