Oni Logan

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Oni Logan
Birth name Leonardo Gustavo Gimenez
Born Argentina
Genres Hard rock
Occupations Singer
Instruments vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, tambourine, maracas, harmonica
Associated acts Diamond Rose, Ferrari, Lynch Mob, Racer X

Oni Logan is a hard rock vocalist. He was born Leonardo Gustavo Gimenez in Buenos Aires, Argentina raised in the United States From 11 months old. (New York, Connecticut, and Florida). He is best recognized as the original (and, once again, current) lead vocalist of the band Lynch Mob Dating from 1990 to current date 2014.

He first was the vocalist for the band Diamond Rose in South Florida from 1985 to 1987. That band consisted of Dave Rhodes (guitar), Mike D'Amico (drums), Marc Wolpert (bass), and Mark "Smitty" Smith (guitar). The band was well known in South Florida, but Oni left the band to join another Florida band by the name of Defiance. After a year of performing with them, He was invited to L.A by Mark Ferrari (Guitarist of Keel) to become the singer for his new band "Ferrari". At the same time Ferrari was starting to form, he was asked to join the band "Racer X" Featuring all original band members, except Paul Gilbert; who was forming the band Mr Big. A year after, he was courted by George Lynch, & Mick Brown who had recently left the band Dokken.

In 1990, Lynch Mob released their first album Wicked Sensation, which featured Logan on lead vocals. However, shortly after finishing touring, Logan and band decided to part ways. His replacement was a new singer by the name of Robert Mason. Why Logan and the band parted ways is still unknown to the public.

Upon leaving the Lynch Mob, there was a deal waiting for Logan with Atlantic Records. Logan formed the band Violets Demise with former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson, a young 21 year old Scott Coogan and a well known bassist Spencer Campbell. The group recorded their first album with the renown known producer Dave Jerden, but it never saw the light of day because of changed personal in the record company. Recently, the un-released Violets Demise album began circulating on the internet and has become a popular bootleg. In 2001, album was self-released under the name Logan/Robertson, titled Revisited.

Before resurfacing in L.A. clubs with his band Head Set. Logan took a hiatus from the music business and spent 7 years living in Switzerland. He has a 12 year old daughter who still resides in Switzerland. He started a new musical direction In 2005, Logan released his first solo album Stranger in a Foreign Land, which features a new, different musical sound for the vocalist. Logan wrote all the songs on his album as well.

Logan was one of many guest vocalists featured on Liberty N' Justice's 2006 album Soundtrack of a Soul. Logan sings "Show Me the Way," the seventh track on the record.

Logan reunited for a tour with Lynch Mob in 2008, and appears on the band's 2009 Smoke and Mirrors album. According to an interview with George Lynch, the record is "the natural evolution of where 'Wicked Sensation' would have went with Oni had we done a second record."[1] Logan was set to sing on the 2011 Lynch Mob tour, but reportedly two hours before Lynch Mob were set to hit the road, there was a discrepancy regarding money.[citation needed] Chas West replaced Logan on the tour.[citation needed]

Logan was the primary songwriter and vocalist in Lynch Mob's 2012 EP titled Sound Mountain Sessions. He also toured with Lynch Mob promoting the EP in the summer of 2012.

Since 2012, Oni tours with The Dio Disciples.[2] Consisting of the original members of the band "DIO". Currently 2014 has shed light with the reunion of George Lynch and Oni Logan as musical partners again for a EP release titled "Sun Red Sun" to be released October 2014.

In the present, George Lynch and Oni Logan have signed a record deal with Frontiers records and are currently writing a full length album as the Lynch Mob due to be released in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Lynch Mob[edit]

Logan/Robertson[edit]

  • Revisited (2001)

Oni Logan[edit]

  • Stranger in a Foreign Land (2005)

Liberty N' Justice[edit]

  • Soundtrack of a Soul (2006)

Misc.[edit]

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life (2014, featuring Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, covering "I")

External links[edit]

  • Oni Logan's "old" Official Site [1]
  • Oni Logan's "new" Official Site [2]
  • Liberty 'n' Justice interview [3]

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