Oucho Sparks is an Indie rock band based in Chicago, Illinois.
Since the formation in 1998, the ensemble has gone through several style and personnel transitions. The consistent thread has been a strong display of musicianship, complex/dense song arrangements, and a DIY work ethic.
1 About the band,
3 Live concerts,
5 Related projects,
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About the band:
The name Oucho Sparks is a phonetic play on the name Groucho Marx, an American comedian.
The band currently is composed of Timothy Sandusky (aka Saseuss) on vocals and synth guitar, Laura Grey (aka LTG491) on vocals and trumpet, David Bowers on guitar, David Gallagher on guitar, Aaron Allietta (aka Veal) on keyboards and vibraphone, Robert Salihar (aka Bob) on bass guitar, James Gallagher (aka Jarry) on drums, with Ryan Chindlund primarily as the live producer.
In the modern incarnation, Oucho Sparks is known for its vocal harmonies, epic guitar lines, icy synths, and lush cinematic soundscapes. They have been compared to other rock bands such as Radiohead, Queen, The Flaming Lips, Frank Zappa, Arcade Fire, and Hawkwind.