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OHM - Circus of Sound

OHM – Circus of Sound

Circus of Sound (Tone Center) is the latest release from the SoCal-based instrumental power trio OHM. The core of the band has always been ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and bassist Robertino Pag Pagliari; two highly original players whose styles are instantly recognizable. Several drummers have played with OHM through the years, and three of them (that’s right, three of them) appear on ... »

Chris Poland

Interview with Ohm

I arrived at The Baked Potato (a legendary L.A. area jazz club) at 8:15 on Wednesday, November 23rd. It was the day before Thanksgiving, in addition to Pag’s birthday (he couldn’t understand how everyone knew, but it was posted in their online forum). I waited outside as the birthday boy went scouting for Kofi, and had the pleasure of talking with Chris in the meantime. By the time Kofi was presen... »

Chris Poland

Ohm

I first heard the name Chris Poland somewhere on the Shawn Lane forum. Most notably, Chris played with the metal band Megadeth in the eighties and moved on to a solo career in the early nineties. OHM, Chris’s latest project seemingly has returned him to his fusion roots. Together with bassist Robert Pagliari and drummer David Eagle this power trio cranked out an outstanding CD that gracefull... »

Chris Poland

Chris Poland

AL: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH MUSIC AND SOME OF YOUR EARLY INFLUENCES. CP: My mother actually taught me how to play guitar when I was around 10 or 11. She used to teach me old blues-folk songs. I also took some piano lessons at the time from my aunt. I couldn’t read music, but was able to play things by ear. I did a couple of piano recitals and then ended up getting bac... »

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