OPMOC is a group of 6 musicians based in Brussels. Featuring saxophones, trumpet, bass, drums and keyboard, their music is an electrifying cocktail, breaking boundaries with an eclectic mix of funk, reggae, punk, hip-hop and salsa.
OPMOC is not just a band, it’s a team. These 6 musicians, between 24 and 28 in age, are great friends, besides being partners in song, and they complete each other perfectly on stage, creating a consolidated whole. Ignoring the usual pattern of a leader and back-up, OPMOC is a whole, a machine, an organism of its own.
The end result is impressive, as much because of the energy they give off on stage as by the cohesion obtained in a joyful blend of styles, funk, hip-hop, reggae, punk, salsa, ska, as well dub, jazz and slam, a bit of everything in short! There is no point in trying to pinpoint all the musical influences at work, suffice to say that this musical blend sounds fresh, original and entirely organic.
Featuring Maxime Van Eerdewegh on drums, Antoine Lafontaine on vocals and trumpet, Bruno Borsuon alto sax, Jacob Miller on vocals and bass, Jeroen Capens on tenor sax and Martin Salemi on keyboard, they already have more than 100 concerts under their belts, including the biggest stages and festivals in Belgium, and in other countries like Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Croatia… They also play in the streets on a regular basis, in an acoustic version with their songs reorchestrated accordingly, allowing them to travel light and play in the streets of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala as well as in France, Spain, and of course their hometown of Brussels.