80’s-inspired alt pop: Natalie Merchant crossed with The Killers and Duran Duran.
Adrienne O is an 80’s-inspired Denver alt-pop band with echoes of The Killers crossed with Duran Duran, with a vocalist often likened to both Blondie and Natalie Merchant.
Vocalist Adrienne Osborn, once a record-breaking national champion waterskier and software developer, is on her third career as a vocal coach and musician. She led this band – only her second original project – to the Gothic, Bluebird, and Fox Theatres; venues such as the Soiled Dove, Hi-Dive, City Hall, Nissi’s, Larimer, Moon Room, Three Kings, Hard Rock Cafe, and Walnut Room; and festivals such as South Park and the UMS in its first three years.
In the winter of 2015-16, the band regrouped and expanded while working on its third EP. Originally a trio with Adrienne on bass, the band is now a seven-piece band with two synth players and a total of five vocalists. The new lineup consists of drummer Steve Figgs (also with Best of the West finalist Pride in Pieces), backup singer Jacob Warner (from Westword-nominated Princess), synth player Jake Harrison (lead piano and DAW instructor at School of Rock), synth player Bryan Stacks (Omniism, My Own Summer), bassist Tyler Morse (The Strawberry Runners), and founding member Justin Long (No Address, Atlantic Records).
The band has also invested in new technology and incorporates drum triggers, increased use of a drum sample pad, and a synchronized light show.
Adrienne O looks forward to coming back on the scene in 2016 with a music video in March produced by Snowman Films (303 Magazine, Casselman’s, The Viewhouse, University of Colorado), an EP release party in April, a likely booking at Coors Field for a Rockies game, and a Hard Rock Cafe date.
Adrienne O and their music have been featured on KTCL 93.3 Locals Only, 107x Project Local, KCOL 94.9FM, The Colorado Sound, Channel 8 TV’s Denver Loft Sessions, Literati Records podcasts, Callywood Radio, multiple KGNU Innervision Top 30 Countdowns, and the 2013 BolderBOULDER Bootlegs CD.
Upcoming Concerts and Parties
Right now we have no shows scheduled, as we’re working hard on our third EP.
But we will be returning to the stage in early spring with our EP release party.
We’re brainstorming what the party will look like. We want this to be a different, memorable experience, and we want it to be a gift to you.
The party might involve an immersive audiovisual experience. Possibly a small invite-only party. We’d like to try to make it free if we can. Maybe in a non-traditional venue. Maybe we won’t even be on a stage. Who knows.
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