was formed by Marc Roberge (singer/guitarist) and Chris
Culos (drummer) while being students at Ohio State University.
The rest of the band members are Benj Gershman (guitarist),
Richard On (saxophonist), and Jerry DePizzo.
The group, started by playing at local bars but started
making news when their friends began taping those shows
and posting them on the Internet.
O.A.R.'s third and most recent album, 2001's "Risen,"
was released on the band's own Everfine label and debuted
at No. 11 on Billboard's Internet sales chart alongside
the likes of Lenny Kravitz and U2.
The flavor of the bands songs is smooth folk and pop.
Roberge says the direction of O.A.R.'s sound was never
much in question, explaining, "We just felt we hit
the music we wanted to hear right on the head."
- In Between Now And Then (2003)
- Risen (2004)
- Souls Aflame (2004)
- The Wanderer (2004)
- Any Time Now (2004)
- 34th And 8th (2004)
- Stories Of A Stranger (2005)
- Revisited (2004)
- Hey Girl (2004)
- Rolling Stone Original (2005)
- The Stranger (2005)
- Exclusive Live Tracks (2005)