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1) Obi are made up from lead vocalist Damian Katkhuda, who also plays guitar, Tom Worsley on bass and keyboard, Dom Hazlehurst on electric guitar, and Ben Kempton on drums.

Obi formed back in 2000 and released the short album, “The Magic Land of Radio” in 2002. In 2003 they followed it up with “Diceman Lopez”, which had been lovingly crafted during a stay in southern France, and recorded back in London that Spring.

Obi have a cult following and have been very popular in the UK with numerous tours, and band supports. They also played Glastonbury 2003 to great acclaim in the accoustic tent.

Having been quoted as been a cross between Coldplay and Beck, Obi are actually much more than that and have crafted their own unique style. The travel-friendly happy melodies of Magic Land have been followed by the Tim Burton-esque fairground soundtrack that is Diceman Lopez.

Obi currently appears to be on hiatus, with frontman Damian Katkhuda forming another band with film composer and music producer Damian Montagu.

2) Tobias Lüke, aka Obi, was born in 1982 in Greven, Germany. His first contact with music was in school when he started to play the drums. When he was 12 he got involved in electronic music. On his 14th birthday he got his first equipment to start mixing. At first he began to spin House music and Trance. By the age of 16 he played his first gigs at smaller events and private parties. By the age of 17 his style had turned into Techno. Slowly he got some gigs. He was 18 when he started to spin records in clubs.


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  • Stef_Nev

    I love this band. I bought all their materials. Where are they now? Please come back! We need more!

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pedro_bueno


    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ttoronen

    It's sad how no one know about great artists like Obi. Instead they're listening mainstream junk that is produced in "assembly line fashion"...

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • brummimatt

    Obi are playing tonight! W10 london. long live king kempton!!

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • morkwa

    come back!

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • inkpoint

    Great band is sadly almost forgotten now. Try to find their albums - they are full of hidden gems.

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • doceasubio


    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • beebbuoy

    i love this band, however i have decided to list my promos on Ebay, i'd rather a fan get them. first one i have listed is what's in a name thanks

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • invenustus

    ooh this is good.

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • pugweasel

    'sleep well dear friend' on Diceman Lopez LP is a simply beautiful song - I'm amazed that it never had more air play and recognition but then I'm glad too! Its a hidden gem and It's carried me through some good times and bad times...

    27 Dec 2008 Reply
  • nanwang

    I just love this band, I can listen to their songs for a whole day. But where are they now?

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • swanwise

    where can i find their lyrics

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • stickadkofta

    oh what a day, I can't describe it. Oh what a stary, so I decided to get away to somewhere nicer

    30 Nov 2007 Reply
  • joepremier

    where have obi gone!?

    12 Oct 2007 Reply
  • beebbuoy

    I love this band. I used to work for the BBC and was fortunate enough to get hold of a few promo's from Obi..believe it or not i didn't listen to them for about a year until i was doing a loft clearance. One listen and i was hooked and they now have pride and place in my CD collection.

    17 Jun 2007 Reply
  • natiln_sop

    i cannot finde the lyrics too ^^ but is there anyone who knows what;s their page or sth ?:}

    5 Jun 2007 Reply
  • shelby87

    where can i download their other songs?

    6 Apr 2007 Reply
  • PsychobillyGuy

    Es lebe, es lebe, es lebe dreimal hoch, hoch, hoch Visa! xD

    13 Mar 2007 Reply

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