Oniva started out life as basically a ethnic Funky, Jazzy, Rocky, modern day four piece Blues band from London, singing about life, love hope and despair and almost any subject matter relating to living in today's London. Then they started gigging and having fun and gradually realised that although London gives you the blues, it can also have its happy moments. Especially where live creative music is concerned. Thus what began as a blue experience commentiing on the life in London and it's woes became an excuse for a party, and Oniva knows how to party.
The band became so busy gigging that they found from time to time they needed to recruit deps (substitute musicians) for gigs that the regular members were unable to do. The band still remained a four piece when playing live but the membership has increased. Also each new member ads a little something extra special to the recipe.
Check out The Videos for a tase of Oniva live.
photo by Carmen Klammer www.carmenklammer.com