I went to my fourth show of DiscOasis (MySpace Profile) on May 26, 2006. I had the wonderful pleasure of talking to some of the band members before the show. It was almost time for them to begin, and the Crossroads CafÃ© had only twenty people in it. When I raised the possibility of hardly anybody showing up, one of the guys I talked to optimistically stated, “At least it’ll be a paid practice then.” This was no paid practice; when DiscOasis started playing, the place was jammin’.
DiscOasis plays primarily seventies music of the disco era. Not having grown up (much less born) in the seventies, I was not a fan of disco. When I attended my first show back in October (of 2005), I was blown away. I went because a co-worker recommended the band to me. Soon, I was the one recommending the band to others. DiscOasis has a commanding stage presence, and the individual band members are incredibly talented. Most members play multiple instruments, and the two lead singers lead the audience through a vast selection of groovin’ disco music.
DiscOasis is a band that must be heard live in order to fully appreciate what they have accomplished. They have revived some of the great oldies and brought them to a new generation. Their sound-bytes on MySpace (although great) do not do the band justice. This is a band that must be seen live. So if you are in the Huntsville area and want to see a great band, check out DiscOasis. The band is truly a treasure that must be shared with all.