San Francisco Bay Area native Gene O. became interested in the Arts at an early age when he first began sketching and painting, then took up the guitar at age 10. He soon became involved in the Theatre Arts, landing Lead Actor roles in musicals and comedies. He's also studied multiple disciplines of the Martial Arts under the guidance of Black Belt Instructors.
Gene O. has continued to enjoy the Creative Arts and has followed his passion for Music as a Performer, Lead Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter, Collaborator and Producer.
Gene O. toured and performed in a number of Northern CA Bay Area rock bands, including TIFFANY, ADDICTION and THE MAKE, sharing the stage with Major Label Recording Artists THE OUTFIELD, THE ROMANTICS, STEEL BREEZE , JESSE COLIN YOUNG, QUIET RIOT and the Bay Area's own HUEY LEWIS and THE NEWS, GREG KIHN, and ERIC MARTIN. He's also had the pleasure of jamming together with RONNIE MONTROSE, MARK FARNER (formerly of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), KIP WINGER, MICHAEL ANTHONY (Van Halen/The Circle) & the legendary BOZ SKAGGS.
All Gene O. Tunes are available worldwide on your favorite music platform, including this link below to ReverbNation
where you can Listen to and Download the full length versions of the new Single "CRAZY WORLD"
and the Debut Solo Album GENEOLOGY, plus the entire Gene O. Song Collection. Enjoy!
THE NEW SINGLE - "CRAZY WORLD"
Co-Produced and Written
by Gene O. & Jimmy Goings
Featuring these Talented Musical Artists:
Eddie Jimenez (Congas & Percussion)
Jimmy Goings (Drums & Piano)
Dan Gazzano (Bass Guitar)
Tony Baker (Lead Guitar)
Grammy Award Winning Trumpeter Steffen Kuehn (Horns)
Recorded at GFI Entertainment
Recording Studio, Hayward CA
Released on 8/11/20
Copyright © 2020
GENEOLOGY - The Debut Solo Album
1. Keep on Believin’
2. Sweet Infatuation
3. Someday She’ll Know
5. Peace of Mind
6. Heaven Help Us
7. Sleepless Nights
8. Reason To Fly
GENEOLOGY - All songs Written, Performed and Produced by Gene O.
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Barth, Audio Voyage Recording, Livermore CA
Copyright © 2018
Additional Co-Songwriters & our Tracks:
Cameron Dye (Track 3)
Connie Barreras (Track 8)
Featured Guest Performers & their Tracks:
Cameron Dye - Guitar / Vocals / Harp (Track 3)
Brad Barth - Keyboards (Tracks 1,2,6)
Tommy Merry - Guitars (Tracks 1,2,6)
Paul Bevilacqua - Drums (Tracks 1,2)
Ian Stambaugh - Drums (Track 6)
James Shannon - Bass (Tracks 2,6)
Gene O.'s Choir Angels on " Heaven Help Us" (Track 6):
Claudine Dentoni, Kristin Rumbolz Schwartz, & Danielle Rosic
Streaming & Downloads are also available on:
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Geneology-Gene/dp/B0876J837Q
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Gene O. donates his time and energy for causes that bring positive vibrations and are near and dear to his heart. This includes his volunteer work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, that grant children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to have one of their greatest wishes come true. He's been a Wish Grantor for many years with the San Francisco Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Chapter. https://sf.wish.org/
Gene O. blends the musical genres of rock, pop, acoustic, and others to create new tunes with a nod to the 60's, 70's, and 80's Classic Rock sound.
Gene O. was greatly influenced by the music of The Beatles, Bad Co., Boston, Bryan Adams, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner's Grand Funk Railroad, James Taylor, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Montrose, Stevie Wonder, Styx, Van Halen, and Queen to name a few.