Oak and Gorski (formerly known as Ken Oak Band) is an American folk-rock music group based in California.
Billboard Magazine described the Ken Oak Band as "soulful" and "calming". Oak and Gorski are an acoustic duo composed of Ed Gorski and Ken Oak. Commonly billed as a 'cello rock' act, they consistently captivate audiences with their unique combination of cello and acoustic guitar providing a minimalist backdrop for sincere songwriting. They have been included on the soundtrack to major motion picture She's the Man, completed five national tours and produced two albums under their own label, Cello Rock Records.
Oak and Gorski have sold over 25,000 albums independently. They have recently completed a month long residency at Hotel Café, Los Angeles.
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The original members consisted of Ken Oak (formerly Eugene Oak), Chris Ramos, and Ed Gorski. Their debut album Symposium, released in October 2005, was the only album under this line up. Chris Ramos, formerly the group's lead guitarist and co-songwriter, left the band in December 2005.
The song "Inda" from Symposium was featured in the 2006 movie She's the Man, as well as in the film's soundtrack.
Ken Oak and Ed Gorski continue performing under the name "Ken Oak Band", and in 2006, the duo released their own album, Vienna to Venice, while on their third national tour.
The Ken Oak Band provided backing music for the Megan Lee song "Breathe Into Me". The band was also featured in Far*East Movement's album Folk Music in their song "Smile."
Ken Oak is featured in Chinese American rapper Jin's Cantonese album ABC, in his song "Wun Lern Chon", where he plays the cello in the background.
Early 2009 the band changed its name to "Oak & Gorski" and released their third album entitled Good Advice, Bad Advice. Adopting what is rapidly becoming a common approach for independent artists such as Jenny Owen Youngs and Jim Bianco, Oak and Gorski launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter on September 1, 2010. In 30 days they raised $13,368--surpassing their initial target of $10,000. Their EP entitled Love Destroyer was released on December 14, 2010.
Oak and Gorski released their newest single Sounds Like Love on January 27, 2012.