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The ODDyssey is proud to feature some great local musicians along the race course this year.  Check them out!


2014 Bands and Entertainers

Liimu

We welcome Liimu, ODDyssey runner and talented singer, in signing the National Anthem at the 2013 race!

 

The daughter of an opera singer and a classical pianist, Liimu began singing as a young girl. She sings from the heart of the many trials she experienced growing up, including overcoming drug addiction and homelessness. As a mother and wife, her music spans multiple generations and has a worldwide appeal. Her appearance as a lead soloist with Patti Labelle on NBC’s Clash of the Choirs has been viewed by millions of people around the world and was rated the number one show of the season, putting her on the map as the voice of inspiration. (Check it out at YouTube, search keyword “liimu.”)

 

Believe in Yourself is the debut album from LIIMU and the first MAAD Music production. Glen and Liimu McGill are a husband/wife songwriting/production team who combine their shared experiences and talents to create new music in a variety of genres.  To preview and purchase your copy, click here 


The Flower Power Band

Established in 1985, The Flower Power Band has been performing in the Tri-State area for over two decades. Playing an extensive selection of big hits and lesser-known gems from the 60s and 70s, the band has always been an entertaining act. Since their origin the band has stayed true to performing the music of this genre, drawing crowds of all ages that both grew up on the music, and those just discovering the music that influenced popular artists of today.

The Flower Power Band has performed over 1,000 shows at over 200 different venues in five states. Some of our memorable performances include a Sunshine Foundation Benefit, Muscular Dystrophy Team Challenge, the Yachtstock Benefit for kids with cancer, and the Philadelphia Spectrum for a pre-game and halftime show for the Arena Football League Champion Philadelphia Soul, as well as several 9/11 benefits.

Band members include:

Steve Kimata
Matt Naulty
Mike Stroup
Tom Kimata

Look for The Flower Power Band at the finish line post-race bash!


THE BECK BROTHERS

Mike and Rob Beck play the greatest selection of acoustic and electric rock & roll. An upbeat, fun show with excellent vocals and killer lead guitars. Covering songs from Pharrell Williams to Johnny Cash, Jason Mraz to ZZ Top, Motown to Blues town.... and the best songs of today. These Beck boys bring the party and jam!


www.mikebeckmusic.com


Bastards of Earle

Philly native Todd Zamostien is the heart, hands, soul and guts behind Bastards of Earle — Rock ‘n’ Roll, Americana, Folk and Alt-Country in the sweet and crumbling tradition of The Replacements, Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons and its namesake, Steve Earle. Zamostien’s songs take inspiration from the city around him - Philadelphia.  Its beating, broken hearts; its tender and often crooked smiles; and the constant flirtations leading him onto the other side of the tracks, to the edges of town and beyond. His songs seek to capture the honesty in a moment, whether it be found, lost or pushed aside. It’s the sound you get when you bleed all over your Telecaster or when you willingly trash your vocal chords in one last violent scream. It’s the sound of youth, it’s the sound of aging and the sound of nothing left to lose.


Pulse

Pulse is a local classic rock band, playing tunes from the 70's, 80's, 90's covering artists like Kiss, AC/DC, GNR, Jett, VanHalen, Heart to mention a few. 

We are an energetic, talented, fun group of musicans who will have you up on your feet dancing! We all bring our own individual style to the band, but we work together like a family. Having a great time together, on stage and off, Pulse is sure to bring a great vibe and awesome time wherever we go.

www.pulserocks.com


Matt Roach

Matt has played throughout the east coast including World Café Live and The Tin Angel.  He was received radio play in the U.S. and Europe and several “track of the day” awards on garageband.com.  Matt has opened for such bands as Hamell on Trial, Steve Poltz (twice), Steve Forbert, Asylum Street Spankers, Peter Tork from the Monkees, and Marshall Crenshaw.

This year he will be proud to give you that extra push along the course!

www.mattroachmusic.com

Wired 96.5

We all know there is a hill at Mile 12.  ODDyssey runners both love it and hate it.  But, this year it will be a little easier because Wired 96.5 will be there to push you up to the top with the most popular music around!

Wired 96.5 is Philly’s Party Station! Wake up laughing with The Big Philly Show Weekday’s 6-10am and ride home with The Buster Show 3-7pm! Click wired965.com to find out about our latest concerts & prize giveaways! Tweet or Instagram @Wired965Philly & find us on FB at facebook.com/wired965philly!


Eric 13

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eric13 created his band, the Whiskey Bendin’ Cowboys to bring to life his elaborate fantasy world of gunslingers & sheriffs, late night rockers, back alley rollers, lovers & fighters, and lonely prairie riders. The songs are outlaw country rock, soul, and blues - and every song is based on a true story. Says Eric, “if I sing it - I've lived it.”