Oslo (band)

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This article is about American band. For French duo and runners up in French Popstars 2013, see Oslo (duo).
Oslo
Origin California, USA
Genres Alternative
Indie rock
Shoegaze
Years active 2003 – Present
Labels Independent
Website oslotheband.com
Members Mattia Borrani
Kerry Wayne James
Gabrial McNair

Oslo is a rock band based in California. They have existed together as a trio, with a core of Mattia Borrani on lead vocals, Kerry Wayne James on bass, and Gabrial McNair on guitars. Famously, McNair was a touring member of the band No Doubt.[1]

They have since added keyboardist Damon Ramirez and went through twelve drummers, settling on original drummer Charlie Walker, who initially left the band to live in New York. They released their second album, The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate, in November 2007.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song "The Stranger" was featured in an episode of the CBS TV show CSI: NY
  • The song "Rhyme or Reason" was featured in the second season finale of the CBS TV show The Unit
  • The song "The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate" was featured in an episode of the TV show Crash
  • The song "Darker Shade of Grey" was featured in an episode of the BRAVO TV show "Quarterlife"
  • The song "No Regrets" was featured in the movie "Middle of Nowhere" starring Susan Sarandon
  • The song "Riff Raff" was featured in an episode of the Showtime TV show Shameliess

Discography[edit]

  • 2005: Oslo
  • 2007: The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate
  • 2011: "High Mountain Session, Vol. 1."

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