Ooberfuse are a songwriting band composed of Hal St John, Cherrie Anderson and Dave Barbarossa. They are unafraid to deep-sea dive into the deepest oceans of human emotions to colour-up drab contemporary life. Their songs are audio footprints left behind by people impelled towards invisible things.
On what sets Ooberfuse apart from their peers, an influential UK music critic says: “Ethereal electronic pop with the complex beauty that Ooberfuse has will endure.” Well-crafted songs delivered through powerful, emotional and heartfelt vocals combined with east-meets-west electronic music are Ooberfuse’s trademarks.
One of Ooberfuse’s strengths is their live performance, having played hundreds of gigs all over the world. They are equally at home performing to an audience of 2 million in Madrid, to hundreds in one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas, or in front of the House of Lords in the UK. They recently toured the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, China, India, Romania and Iraq. They have graced the stage of some of Britain’s most prestigious venues – including the O2 in Greenwich, Leicester Square Theatre, Bush Hall and Trafalgar Square.
Support for their music has come from Music Week - their recent album was cited as a key release for 2017, BBC Introducing, Rolling Stone India, Guardian Music, DJ Mag.
“Cherrie Anderson’s vocal reaches out of the headphones from bar one and shakes hands with your ears. It’s just gorgeous. If pop music is a broad church, then credibility is a fine line drawn down the middle of the nave, and one that Cherrie and her collaboration partner Hal St John have managed to tread deftly... Music that’s upbeat and accessible, yet quirky and charming... Classy, well-made pop music.”
- Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing
“Odd, and disquieting stuff from the British electronica duo…eight parts chilly winter's night, to two parts theme from the X-files.”
- Guardian Music
“When we first listened to Ooberfuse…without hesitation a unified verdict of amazing was arrived at. Within the first ten seconds we were hooked by their complex beauty. Even this great impact through a computer did not do justice to Ooberfuse live. Cherrie has the voice of an angel and Hal is a magician when it comes to understanding and playing music.”
- St Paul’s Lifestyle
“London electronica duo Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson shows quirky promise.”
- DJ Mag
“Very cool and quirky!”
- Boy George