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Bands and Entertainment!

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


Interested in playing to 3,000 adoring fans along the course at the 2014 ODDyssey Half Marathon?

 Contact our Race Director - Carl Ewald - Carl@ODDysseyHalfMarathon.com

2013 Bands and Entertainers


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!

Mike Chet Beck

 Mike Chet Beck is a rockin' one man band. This is his third year performing at the ODDyssey Half Marathon. He plays the best Acoustic & Electric Rock & Roll from the past 60 yrs.  Classic Rock, Alternative, Country, Oldies, Motown, Reggae, Beach party and more.....

   Mike has performed at private parties for the Philadelphia Phillies and Phantoms sports teams, as well as Musikfest, the Kimmel Center, the World Cafe Live and McFadden's at Citizens Bank Park.


Eric Gregg

Eric Gregg is a singer/songwriter out of Delco, Pa, fluent in various instruments but specializing in vocals and guitar.
Singing since the age of 13, various styles of music from folk to classic rock.
Check him out on Facebook @


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.


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!


If All Else Fails

If All Else Fails is an Alternative rock band from Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Formed in 2011, they have headlined every major venue in New Jersey, including The world Famous Stone Pony, and have headlined The Trocadero. Visit their Facebook page to hear music: Facebook.com/iaef1

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!