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Kat “O1O” Ouano

Kat O1O (that’s oh-one-oh), is one of the most versatile keyboardists on the west coast. A founding member of the Crown City Rockers, over the past decade Kat has taken her classical training on piano from the Berklee School of Music and her love for funk music and the Fender Rhodes across the globe and across genres, appearing on records by People Under The Stairs, Lyrics Born, Zion I, Raashan Ahmad, Headnodic, VU and Joyo Velarde. In 2008, Kat released her own solo album, Natural Phenomena, on Quannum Projects, mixed and mastered by Thes One.

The East Bay Express proclaimed her the “Most Mind-Blowingest Musician” of 2005, declaring that she “…passes through walls of genre and style like they were open windows. As the official keyboard sorcerer for live-band hip-hop sensation Crown City Rockers, she floats over the rhythm section’s vicious funk with Rhodes and Moog work that can float, strut, snarl, pounce, and shriek in equal measure, delivering the melody without stomping on the groove’s toes.”

Today Kat stays busy touring and working on a number of upcoming projects, including Wonderful Radio, an upcoming PL70 album slated for release in 2011.



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