ONO

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ONO is an Industrial/Avant/Gospel/Noise Band, founded in 1980 and played all over the Chicago and parts of the Midwest till the mid 80's.

The Band rehearsed weekly in a finished basement on the South Side near the affluent "PILL HILL" area. ONO shared the space with End Result at their inception July 1980 till they moved to the Mercy Mission.

First Show

At the Original EXIT on Wells - on the bill were Special Affect (Frankie Fun & Al Jorgenson) and Naked Raygun (Jeff, Mark-O, Santiago and [[Jim Colao]) ONO went on well after midnight after a late Raygun set. Line UP was P. Michael, travis and Marc the audience consisted of members from the 2 other bands and Debra Cadaver

Line-ups

Original line-up (1980)

  • Hallene Kathy Brooks - Vocals, percussion and recitations
  • Travis - Vocals, dobro/steel guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Marc Berrand - Vocals and guitar
  • P. Michael Grego - Vocals and guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards

Early 1981

  • Travis- Vocals, dobro/steel guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Ric Graham - Vocals and guitar, bass, sax-trumpet and synthesizer/computers
  • Shannon Rose Riley - Sax-bass, percussion and keyboards
  • P. Michael Grego- Vocals and guitar, bass, percussion, drum kit and keyboards

Later 1981 to 1986

  • Travis - Vocals, dobro/steel guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Ric Graham - Vocals and guitar, bass, sax-trumpet and synthesizer/computers
  • P. Michael Grego - Vocals and guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards

2007 to 2015

  • Travis - Vocals, dobro/steel guitar, bass, percussion and electronics
  • P. Michael Grego - Vocals and guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Rebbecca Pavlatos - Vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Jesse Thomas - Vocals, guitar, trombone, percussion
  • Shannon Rose Riley - Sax, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Dawei Wang - Vocals and scronk guitar, percussion and electronics
  • Mimi Wallman - Vocals, percussion and electronics
  • Connor Tomaka - electronic and home created percussion
  • Adam wolak - Drums, percussion (till fall 2014)
  • Jake Acosta - Horns, electronics
  • Brett Naucke - modular synthesizer
  • Ben Baker Billington - Drums, percussion (started summer 2014)

2015 - present

Travis - Vocals, dobro/steel guitar, bass, percussion and electronics

  • P. Michael Grego - Vocals and guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Rebecca Pavlatos - Vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Shannon Rose Riley - Sax, bass, percussion and keyboards
  • Dawei Wang - Vocals and scronk guitar, percussion and electronic
  • Connor Tomaka - electronic and home created percussion
  • Jake Acosta - Horns, electronics
  • Brett Naucke - modular synthesizer
  • Ben Baker Billington - Drums, percussion (started summer 2014)

Releases

  • A pair of albums were released on the THERMIDOR record label out of San Fransisco. (1982) "MACHINES THAT KILL PEOPLE" (1986)-"ENNUI"
  • A trio of albums were released on the MONIKER record label out of Chicago. (2012) "ALBINO" (2014)"DIEGESIS" (2015) "SPOOKS"
  • ONO collaborated With the Cleveland band Obnox in the summer 2014

Today

  • Travis and P.Michael are still involved in live performance as ONO. Ric maintains the sound and visual archives and is retired from live performance.
  • On December 6, 2008 ONO played at the No Wave Fest at the Beat Kitchen
  • ONO toured the east coast in 2014 played NYC on June 28,2014
  • ONO collaborated With the Cleveland band Obnox in the summer 2014
  • ONO collaborated With the Al Jorgenson from Ministry in the Sping of 2015
  • ONO 5th studio album "SPOOKS" released in October of 2015
 the album features contributions from OBNOX , Al Jorgensen and Hilal Omar al Jamal from the south bend IND. band  Night Auditor    

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