The OAI ( The Original African Indianz) have been blazing throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, West Africa and The U.S.A. with an amazing amalgamation of Europes’ finest musicians. With front man Ant Hatcher, this unique ‘EPIC/ ECCLECTIC’ band have laid waste to all venues, leaving their fans gasping for air, but screaming for more.
After the release of the last album titled ‘The Thunder Tracks’ The OAI are now embarking on the new album ‘‘ AWAKEN’ with Producer Patrick Anthony (http://www.patrick-anthony.com/content.php/coPath/0/coID/2/content/About)
FULL BAND: The OAI is a 6 – 8 piece band that focuses on the big show! Vocals/electric and bass guitar, synthesizers, flutes, kit/percussion and occasionally trumpet. We utilise professional lighting and explosive technicians when the budget is sufficient and bring torches and video backdrops as well as stage props (the better the budget the better the show).
We are always meeting and looking for visual enthusiastic artists with energy and a creative mind as this is a large venue/festival band mixing endless styles from hip-hop, jazz influenced material and deep roots to heavy rock, West African percussion and classical music amongst the many genres, all done with a passion unequaled in this era.
The OAI show is high entertainment with a powerful important message spreading positivity and relaying the message to keep faith and rekindle hope for change in the oldest tradition in the Universe ‘LOVE & SOUND’.
‘The OAI’ have played such gigs as Glastonbury Festival 2011/ 2015, The Green Man Festival, Womad (With Djembe Thunder) The Queen Elizabeth Hall with The Crass Collective and The English Philharmonic Orchestra (Now on DVD), The Festival Of Flight in aid of Anti-Slavery International alongside Nitin Sawney, Faithless and The Asian Dub Foundation (Also on The Festival of Flight 3 CD collection), as well as 56 Walker Place in New York City’s Village with Spazecraft and Graham Haynes, trumpeter, son of Roy Haynes (showing in the new video from the Indianz ‘Down Sout’).
Last but not least, The Indianz are on the side of native indigenous peoples worldwide, and sing this truth through music as well as living it in their colourful, varied lifestyle and performance.