MP3 Dr. O and the Hangsters - Chez Janine
Light rock, eclectic soulful blues, and rhythmic jazz with an easy sound.
9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, BLUES: Jazzy Blues
Dr. O. is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Southern California. He played with “Soul Provider” in San Antonio, TX, and currently plays in the Temecula band "Cruise Control", and also with the “SeaMonsters” from Laguna Beach, CA, and with other musician friends and bands whenever and wherever possible. The songs on this site were recorded with studio musicians from San Antonio, TX (i.e., the Hangsters - from the "Hang" at Salmon Peak Studios). All song copyrights are owned by Dr. O''s Music, Temecula, CA. I’ll try to respond to every email.
Chez Janine is a studio project, and what a great project it has been. Thanks to all the great musicians that contributed – you guys are awesome!!
Chez Janine Credits: • Dr. O (aka Hank Oviatt); Rhythm guitar, lead guitar and vocals • Val Cronk; Bass Guitar • R. B. Blackstone; Keyboards • Steve Hartwell; Drums/Percussion on Valentine 2005, España, Leanna, City • Trevor Morgan; Drums/Percussion on Corp. Johnny, Carpool Mannekin, Hey Hey L-A, Blue Hawaii, Worry Too Much • Claude “Butch” Morgan; Slide Guitar on Blue Hawaii, Worry Too Much • Mark Sinko; Lead Guitar on City • Judy Cotef; Backing Vocals on Valentine 2005 • Carl Spann; Tenor sax on Blue Hawaii • Engineered, produced, and mixed by Mark Sinko • 2nd Engineer; R.B. Blackstone • Recorded at Salmon Peak Studios, San Antonio, TX • Mastered at Masterpiece Mastering, South Padre Is., TX • Special thanks to Mark Sinko of Salmon Peak Studios for his sound vision! All songs written and composed by Hank Oviatt Copyright 2007 All rights reserved
Who are my influences? Of course the Beatles, Stones, Chuck Berry, The Who, Van Morrison, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Bob Dylan.. where do I stop? Such a wide range of styles and sounds can be found. A really strong influence for me has been artists like Steely Dan. The complexity of their work is just amazing. A San Francisco band called It''s a Beautiful Day (remember White Bird?) was a great influence, but so was T-Rex, The Cars, Earth, Wind and Fire, and The Eagles. Just about everyone from icons of early rock, blues, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Classical.... I like almost all music, but 60''s and 70''s and early 80''s music probably has the greatest influence on my style.
In addition to being a musician, Dr. O has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Irvine.