Osmium is led by John Wall, who has written and recorded dozens of songs across several genres for Film, TV, Video Games, Ringtones, and other uses. His credits include the TV shows Next (MTV), Nash Bridges (CBS), and Cousin Skeeter (Nickelodeon), and his song "Skateboard Phreak" was used as the title track for the film The Skateboard Kid, which aired on HBO and Showtime. Osmium's dynamic music is perfect for everything from uptempo scenes to quiet segments, love songs, rockers, bar scenes, city streets, location shots, and much more.
Osmium is a "band of bands" consisting of: • John Wall - songwriter, guitar, backing vocals • Allan Morgan - songwriter, keyboards and vocalist with "Pop Machine" • Dave Waterbury - Studio owner, producer, bassist with "Spirit" and "The Boxtops" & noted Los Angeles session player.
Tracks feature guest musicians such as Scott Sookman (from "Pop Machine" and "The Cheeseburgers"), and renowned L. A. musicians Jimmy Powers (Harmonica), Sandi Currie (vocals), Dan Singer (vocals), and Dave Robinson (Drums).
Other Film & Television Credits include: + 11 Songs in 4 Independent films: Nelson’s Way of Being, Taking the Turf, Cons, and NoHo + 4 songs with videos and an interview with John on Washingtunes (Washington DC public TV)
Album Credits + 21 original tunes on debut CD OSMIUM - Still Livin’ at Home (Road Rash Music) + Dancin’ The Groove on Vantage Records Introducing LA’s Compilation
Sounds like the Moody Blues, a well crafted psychedelic song about our night time mind controlling our day time selves. Opening with a yawn, and ending with an alarm clock, the song journeys into the depth of dreams and fantasy. 12 string guitar and spoken poem bridge make this one memorable. Male Vocals, Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Awesome Heavy Metal song, opens with sounds of the street, over the top vocal, great metal guitar riff, smashing windows, loud distorted guitar, and a great story line -- a metal head falls in love! Male Vocals, Rock, Heavy Metal
Bluesy-Rocker, sounds like Aerosmith, about a groupie named Suzie. Features Great blues rock guitar, sexual innuendo, and some vocal duet banter with Suzie near the end. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues RockCaution: Mature Lyrics
Groovy modern rocker sounds like Offspring! Wise-ass singer & buddies are dying to be famous, waiting for their 15 minutes of fame. Perfect track for driving in a city - especially LA or Hollywood, suburban wannabes, or faux-cool urbanites! Tight guitars, staccatto drums and impassioned vocals, Male Vocals, Rock, Modern Rock
Bluesy Boogie Bar Room Rocker, sounds like George Thorogood. About a Bouncer who is full of himself -- very funny lyrics! He thinks he's real cool but everyone knows he'll be a loser till he dies... Male Vocals, Rock, Boogie Rock
Sarcastic Pop / novelty track about cheapie housing and the dark side of the real estate business. Sounds like Farnk Zappa. Funny lyrics and a funky groove make this one to remember! Male Vocals, Pop, Pop Groove
True story of Centralia Pennsylvania, which has been slowly consumed by an underground coal fire. Mournful song tells the tale and its impact on residents - stirring, sad and true. Features master pedal steel guitar from noted studio legend Leo LeBlanc. Vocal sounds like Randy Travis. Male Vocals, Country, Country Ballads
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