// Origin: USA & Israel // Genre: Country/Americana // Line-up: 2 Vocals, 1 Guitar
With the release of their first three singles, American-Israeli duo O&O have garnered the attention of Chris Country Radio, Richer Unsigned, UK Country Radio and notable Country music blogs in the UK and across the pond, gaining features on Nashville's The Boot and The Bluegrass Situation. The London-based Country-Americana duo completed a successful summer UK tour with festival appearances at Black Deer, Buckle & Boots, and Cambridge Folk Festival. O&O have recently returned with their long-awaited debut EP Truth Comes Out a collection of honest, heart-rending songs.
O&O are comprised of Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled. The pair met and established their deep connection as a songwriting partnership whilst studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and were awarded the unique opportunity of a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney.
Their self-released debut single ‘Traveling’ - with the “perfect harmonies” praised by sites such as The Daily Country and Building Our Own Nashville, showed all the signs of early success, with support across the British music scene, while proceeds from the single and donations raised during a series of pop-up concerts in collaboration with Busk In London and Network Rail went towards raising awareness of national charity Youth Music and its music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. More recently, the duo were one of the highlights of this year’s Country to Country festival at the O2 Arena, with W21 Music describing their “lovely harmonies”; and one of a handful of acts chosen to record an exclusive Under The Apple Tree acoustic session at the event, aired in a special edition of the show on Chris Country Radio.
Following the release of two further standalone singles this year 'Some Days' & ‘Tears In The Rain', with videos premiering on major US site The Boot & The Bluegrass Situation; the duo’s debut EP was released in September 2018 and is available to stream/download now.