Ono

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ONO was a band from the early to mid 80s. They used to play wherever whenever. ONO was 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 and Mark-O -Santiago and Jim) 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.

A pair of albums were released on the THERMIDOR record label out of San Fransisco. (1982) "MACHINES THAT KILL PEOPLE" (1986)-"ENNUI"

Original lineup

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 and keyboards

Later 1981 to present day

  • 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

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.

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