The Band O headed by Olivier Marguerit will be the French artists invited to perform in Manila in celebration of the Francophonie Day on March 21 at the Alliance Française de Manille. Their performance is in tradition of inviting French acts in the Philippines during this occasion as part of worldwide celebration of the French language.
Olivier Marguerit, aka O is a young multi-instrumentalist that you have already seen on stage with Syd Matters, Mina Tindle or Chicros. Guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals: this graduate of the American School of Modern Music touches everything with skill and modesty, always a little on stage withdrawal, but decisive in his musical contributions, harmonious, precise and delicate.
Between French-touch (Daft Punk, Tellier, Phoenix) and pop experimentalists (Robert Wyatt, Todd Rundgren, Sufjan Stevens), Ohm part1 (a tribute to Kraftwerk) reveals five songs where the melody is king, but do not hesitate to question the verse-chorus format while claiming some “naiveté,” rather than as we hear the sincerity, honesty, true exposure. Five songs sung in French and English, and distributed on both sides such as those of the same coin, drawing a picture, circular and generic O, which speaks better than anyone.
The band O will also be performing at the De La Salle College of St. Benilde on March 20 at 6:00 pm and at the LycéeFrançais de Manille on March 21 at 2:00 pm.