Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express
Microphones used: Drums- D6, i5, MicroD, SCX1HC, SCX25A. Bass- OM5, D1. Guitar- OM5, CX112. Vocals- OM7.
The legendary Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express has returned. The famed B3 and keyboard player, has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, soul, and funk, that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 20 albums to his name and lengthy stints on the RCA and Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboards Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”. Brian’s bands over the years have featured Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and even Jimi Hendrix. In addition, Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, and Down To The Bone. The Oblivion Express is a family affair featuring Karma Auger on drums and Savannah Auger on vocals, who live up to the Auger name and make the Oblivion Express smoke. Rave reviews and demands for return engagements follow this artist wherever he goes.
For their 2015 European Summer Tour, they have Alex Ligertwood joining again on vocals, guitar, and percussion. On bass, the newest member of the Oblivion family making his sophomore appearance, the great and always funky Travis Carlton.
Speaking on behalf of Oblivion Express, Karma says “The live environment is full of variables. Every day a new venue with a completely different sounding room, different mixing board and PA, different everything. In order to put on a great show every night we have had to take away as many variables from the equation as possible. Traveling with our own backline was the first important step, but the big game changer was to bring our Audix mics and have our sound every time. Each mic does its job perfectly allowing us to have warm, clear sound both on stage and in the house. Our Audix mics have proven to be indispensable to us and we never leave home without them. From the biggest outdoor festival to the smallest club, they always sound amazing. Our Audix mics are second to none. All this, and made in America. I can always get behind that!”