OMANI Press Quotes & Testimonials

DJ Spleece Reality Sound International, Santa Cruz Free Up Fridays. All Fruits Ripe KZSC 88.1
"I don't care what ANYONE says: OMANI is the BEST QUALITY reggae band out here."

Justin Pader, Ecliptic Audio, Shattuck Down Low and Pier 23
"Omani brings great music and good energy & vibez to every show. Always fun to work with. "

Irie Dole - Jah Warrior Shelter HiFi, Rebel Music on KPOO 89.5 FM, Pier 23 SF, Maui Dole Kaboom!
"Your show (@ Pier23) was nice. I went by the next day and the staff was still loving you guys."

Monterey County Weekly: "Reggae Powerhouse"
"you'll find real thought and energy is the backbone of the music"
"original tunes heavily inspired by messages of peace, love and unity"
"honest lyrics & heartfelt delivery proving reggae is alive & well in Monterey County"

Peter Williams (Yoshi's Oakland) at the 5th annual Urban Wine Experience
"The band sounded great ... best band they'd ever heard at a Jack London Square event!!"

Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz "Live Roots Reggae Favorites"

Sly McFly's on Cannery Row: "The Hottest Reggae Band In The County"

Vintage Wine Bar on Santana Row San Jose:
"The band was awesome. Every one loved you guys!"


Monterey County Weekly Website (January 2010):

OMANI at Sly McFly’s -- This past summer, the Salinas reggae powerhouse was given the opportunity to play for its first time at the annual Monterey Bay Reggaefest. Along with Bob Marley and Dennis Brown covers, Omani also puts reggafied spins on the Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” and The Eagles’ “Hotel California.” But the quintet mainly focuses on original tunes heavily inspired by messages of peace, love and unity."

Monterey County Weekly Website (February 2009):

"Listen to the sounds of OMANI and you’ll find real thought and energy is the backbone of the music, rather than the stereotypical reggae riffs .... Listen for original song 'I Need Your Love' - with a smooth background and sexy feel the joint will have audiences swaying to the beats. Vocalists Phil Cumiskey and Russ Vazquez retain their “American” accents for honest lyrics and heartfelt delivery proving reggae is alive and well in Monterey County."

Out And About Magazine
"Local favorites Omani bring their reggae beat to downtown [Morgan Hill] ..."
http://www.outandaboutmagazine.com/columns/downtown_mh/downtown_mh.html

DJ Spleece Reality Sound International, Santa Cruz Free Up Fridays. All Fruits Ripe KZSC 88.1
"I don't care what ANYONE says: OMANI is the BEST QUALITY reggae band out here. You guys totally murder off these hippy wannabe jam band no talent types who's friends make them popular. Please try to find time to RECORD more, cuz I'd love to air your music more on KZSC."

Irie Dole - Jah Warrior Shelter HiFi, Pier 23
"Your show (@ Pier23) was nice. I went by the next day and the staff was still loving you guys."

Justin Pader, Ecliptic Audio, Shattuck Down Low and Pier 23
"Omani brings great music and good energy & vibez to every show. Always fun to work with. "

Gail Blake - Vintage Wine Merchants (regarding hiring Omani for the Grand Tasting and Pajama Drive at the Vintage Wine Bar on Santana in San Jose): "The band was awesome. Every one loved you guys! Pajama Program was happy with the turn out and they certainly sold a ton of tickets. I am happy to be a reference. You were a pleasure to work with. "

Peter Williams - Artistic Director @ Yoshi's Jazz Club Oakland (regarding hiring Omani for the East Bay Vintners Alliance's 5th annual Urban Wine Experience at Jack London Square): "The band sounded great and people at the event seemed to be having a great time. I heard vendors in other shops on the square saying it was the best band they'd ever heard at a JLS (Jack London Square) event!!"

These words are direct quotes from satisfied customers and from other fixtures in the reggae community. These testimonials can help reassure you that you are going to also be another satisfied customer when you hire Omani.