|Sent on:||Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:02 PM|
Our guest speaker tomorrow 6/20 is Omar Musisko from the local band, The Peripherals. He will be discussing songwriting outside the box in a presentation titled Tricks I Wish I Started With. Check out his bio below. We hope to see you there.
Songwriter-Singer Omar Musisko was born in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the mid 1970's. He began writing songs as a bass player in his late teens and founded the funk/jazz/jam band the Makeshifters (cornslaw.net) while attending college at West Virginia University. After two albums and years of local success, O. Musisko transplanted his eclectic take on music to San Diego California where he formed and fronted the experimental/rock/groove band The Otisturbine as a singer and guitarist. Shortly after, he went on to record his first solo album “Seems Like Far” (myspace.com/theotisturbine) and published a book of poetry titled An Attempt to Gather Jewels. After recording several ep’s, numerous band line up changes, and years of successful local gigging, Musisko shifted gears and formed the prog rock outfit Without a Motorcycle (myspace.com/withoutamotorcycle) while continuing to hone his craft with the Otisturbine, producing for other artists, working as studio musician, and performing solo. After Without a Motorcycle’s unexpected break up, Musisko redirected his musical focus once again, cofounded the indie/folk /rock group The Peripherals (facebook.com/theperipherals, soundcloud.com/the-peripherals, theperipherals.com) with the well renowned San Francisco songwriter Drew Thams, and signed a record deal with Aural Gravy records (http://www.facebook.com/auralgravy). Omar Musisko currently lives in San Diego where he writes, performs, records, composes for film, and works in special education.