A rock and roll band with a love for hot cars, fast drinking and heavy women...
Or something like that.
OmniVoid is comprised of four members: Patrick Napper (Vocals), Dudley Taft (Guitar), Robot (Bass) and Andy Gregg (Drums). Collaboration began with the meeting, through a mutual friend, of Patrick and Dudley in the summer of 2003. Shortly thereafter the two started bringing together song ideas and quickly decided to form a band.
Patrick is a dynamic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. Patrick's strong vocal style has been likened to that of Aaron Lewis (Stain'd) and Scott Weiland (STP). He began singing and playing guitar in high school and continued to hone his craft with several bands over the years. After playing with â€œSixty Cycle Humâ€ (an alternative rock band) in Seattle for many years (appearing at venues such as the Hard Rock in Las Vegas and The Viper Room in Los Angeles), Patrick wrote and produced a solo album â€œSeparationâ€, which spawned the radio single â€œEmptinessâ€.
Dudley grew up in a country called the "Midwest", where he learned the values of friendship, rock 'n' roll and a good ear of corn. Local guitar hero Rob Swaynie in Indianapolis taught Dudley the value of music theory interspersed with Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple riffs. Taking his newfound skills with him, he founded the band â€œSpace Antelopeâ€ with friend Trey Anastasio (of Phish Fame) in high school. Dudley moved to Seattle in the summer of 1990, joining the Seattle band â€œSweet Waterâ€. After touring the states with â€œMonster Magnetâ€, â€œCandleboxâ€ and â€œAlice in Chainsâ€, and recording two albums for Atlantic he left the band to resurrect â€œSecond Comingâ€. More touring followed with an album on Capitol records and a taste of success thanks to the single â€œVintage Eyesâ€ which made it to #10 on the Rock Radio charts. After touring for eighteen months, Dudley came home to cook dinner for his girls.
After a couple of months of searching for members they found a bass player and Robot was their man.
Robot picked up bass in 1999, and must have been born with bass in his hands because it was a natural fit for him. Robot plays bass like anyone you would want to see, hard and furious. He attributes his solid bass lines to the days he spent learning AC/DC riffs in order to hone his finger strength. In 2002 he formed a Cobain tribute band called â€œSheepâ€. With his big afro, big riffs, and bigâ€¦ well you get the point, Robot makes his mark.
Early in 2006 OmniVoid added Andy Gregg to the kit.
Andy is the guy who came along and saved the day for us by playing drums at the El Corazon show in February 2006. He played so well, we made him join the band. Andy is a Seattle drumming powerhouse! He has been in great bands around town like Spoon Bender, and can dial in a mixing board like nobody's business!
OmniVoid finished their demo entitled â€˜Combustionâ€™ in the summer of 2005. â€˜Combustionâ€™ (engineered by Jeff Ott) was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle. It features five newly written songs entitled Supernovacaine (a numbing substance triggered by an involuntary human response to extreme emotional pain), I Will (old habits die hard but I will prevail), Rumor Kill (putting an end to rumors and those that spread them), Deserve (fighting adversity to get your just rewards) and Stuck in the Race (breaking free from the rat race and blazing your own path). Another group of songs is currently in the works.
The next step is to do some fast drinking and heavyâ€¦ no waitâ€¦
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2. I Will
5. Stuck In The Race