We are a new kind of two person band!
Octomalien: a two person multi-instrumental band with 8 limbs, and all the feels! Chris Jordan and Emily McVicker, work together with synchronized live-looping to engage the crowd and layer instruments and harmonies to create the big sound of a 6 piece band. They've performed on Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines, Upstream Music Fest (Seattle), International Phillter Music and Technology Fest (Pittsburgh). Anything form Prince, to Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Donna Summer, and more!
We also can do solo acoustic guitar for more intimate events and solo cocktail piano. Let us know which you might like for your event!
We booked Emily and Chris for a New Years house party, and they completely made the night. They are amazing people and musicians, rocked all the requests, kept us dancing the entire night, and integrated so well with the group. Excited to make it a tradition :)
We hired Chris to play piano music during our company's holiday cocktail party. He did an amazing job and was a big hit with the partygoers! Would definitely hire him again, and would recommend him highly for any type of occasion where live music is desired.
What to Expect
This is a high energy and interactive duo. The goal is to make the creation of music intimate and inclusive. We love getting the crowd to sing along to the music or laugh at some of our bad jokes. We can migrate between any style: Rock, Pop, Reggae, Folk, Disco, 80s, 90s, R&B, Hip Hop.
Octomalien: a two person multi-instrumental band with 8 limbs, and all the feels! Chris Jordan and Emily McVicker, work together with synchronized live-looping to engage the crowd and layer instruments and harmonies to create the big sound of a 6 piece band. Keys, guitar, percussion, and vocals. They've appeared on Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines, Upstream Music Fest (Seattle), International Phillter Music and Technology Fest (Pittsburgh). First full length album of original music, Mermaid Antidote, released 2018. They dominate the musical stylings of every decade and reel you in with inspiring stories and artistic expression through their original songs. You will love their energy and positive spirits that innovate and inspire a new kind of show with skill and technology combined.
We can take requests!
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own complete sound system. The 'stage area' is established by a 5'X8' rug that we bring. All we need is an outlet and a parking space.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2018–January 01, 2019 • 9:30pm - 12:30am||House Party|
|December 14, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Prince, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Ingrid Michaelson, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Lake Street Dive, Pink Martini