Olahs Music Service is owned and operated by Dean and Molly Olah. We provide live music for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, business events, festivals and special occasions in the Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill and surrounding North Carolina areas.
Samecumba is a Latin dance band, formed by musicians living in the state of North Carolina. The popular growth of the Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia Latin rhythms, make it imperative for the presence of a band where all these styles of music can be found. From these three rhythms, the band's name came to be; "Sa" for Salsa, "me" for Merengue and "cumba" for Cumbia. Samecumba has had a very busy performing schedule since its inception, back in June of 2001. They have shared the stage with such big name acts as La Sonora Dinamita, La Banda Flakka, Luisito Rosario y su Orquesta, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Rey Norteno and Santino. This versatile group includes musicians from the United States, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Venezuela. Many of Samecumba's members have been involved in the local and international Latin music scenes previously, in both recordings and performances with Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, Richie Ray, Hector Tricoche, Andy Montanez, Pedro de Jesus, Anthony Cruz, Tommy Olivencia, Carnavalito, El Grupo Cardi, Orquesta Tropical, Ciclon Band, Fusion Caribe, Sarengue, Songo, La Sexta Clave, Charanga Carolina and Conjunto 23. Adding to this diversity, some of Samecumba's players have been involved in many other styles of music as well, including jazz, funk, fusion, rock, soul, reggae, ska, rhythm 'n' blues, heavy metal, folk and classical. Samecumba is the true Latin sound made in North Carolina!
Patrick is a classically trained pianist who grew up on the blues in South Carolina. He moved to San Antonio in the early 80s and worked consistantly in the city's jazz clubs and major hotels.
He has been playing and teaching in Austin since 1988.
Sai Collins shares his positive musical energy through his Acoustic/ Alternative /Folk Rock sound. His true intent is to let you feel where he is coming from emotionally through the stories and messages that make his music so powerful. With the release of his New Album - "through my eyes," Sai Collins has performed well over 120 Live shows in a variety of venues, Clubs, Record Stores, Music Lounges and Cafes on the East Coast from NJ to SC, in 2005 alone. His raw acoustic style, energy and presence has afforded him the opportunity to appear in respected independent music magazines. Sai Collins was reviewed by Encore Mag and Line-Up magazines multiple times within a six month period. His music has reached and been embraced by listeners of all ages. His sound has proven to be a bridge of positivity and peace between all ages and races. "Sai Collins writes and sings songs of compassion for those who think they have less. But Sai is definitely not a victim of the road. He walks his path with clarity and confidence obvious good will to all he meets... The same Saturday night I took a friend to the Soapbox Laundro Lounge to hear Sai play with his band Sai Collins &the Getaway drivers. Sai stood radiantly up on the downstairs stage, with bass guitarst Eric Vithalani and drummer Dan Maggio. Sai's fans clapped and whistled and yelled out kudos of appreciation. From "Through my eyes," his new CD, Sai sang "Won't you save me," "Freedom Sliders," "Scarlet Butterfly" and "Missing Faces." - (part of an Encore Pub article.) Between the years of 1992 and 2005 Sai Collins has grown to become one of the finest alternative/ folk rock artist today. With his sound being compared to amazing artist such as Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman and Dave Matthews, Sai definitely has displayed his musical talent in an inspiring way as well and continues to do so. He has received great support and show attendance from friends and fans as he has traveled the East Coast U.S.A. "There are far too many things working against the unity of humankind, such things create the very issues that divide us. But my intention is to use my musical energy to unite and draw people together to promote a positive spirit that heals." -Sai Collins
The RJO is a professional jazz ensemble consisting of the finest jazz musicians in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Our vast musical library includes charts from early Swing to driving Big Band and original compositions.