The Oddibles are an energetic wedding/party band based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Comprised of four hard-working professional musicians, The Oddibles provide a refreshing fusion of high quality musicianship, and fun, energetic songs that you can dance to.
With a mix of tunes spanning several decades and multiple genres, the Oddibles have made it their mission to ensure that they're the right choice for any event they're hired for. Whether they're playing a rock bar, a 400 person wedding, or a barn dance, they will adjust their list to suit their guests.
Featuring both keyboards and guitar, as well as solid three part harmonies, The Oddibles regularly perform songs from genres such as Rock, Pop, Country, Disco, Motown, and R&B. For private events, they also supply everything from the PA system and the sound technician to the background music between sets..
The Oddibles are the ideal choice for a fun, dance-filled night, and would love to chat with you about your upcoming events! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote!
MANDY REIDER (Harmonatrix)
// vocals // keyboards // rhythm guitar // boss lady
Mandy is a versatile vocalist, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and bandleader based out of Edmonton, AB. She is an honors grad of the MacEwan Music Program and currently works as a full time musician, primarily as a backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for artists such as Amber Haydey, Renee Malo, Erin Haley and Mychela, and with her own country act, "The Mandy Reider Band." She also regularly works as a keyboardist and backing vocalist for groups including Mercy Funk, Vegas Wives and Carling Undercover, as well as the 2018 Project Wild winner, The Prairie States.
Despite her busy gigging schedule, Mandy considers herself to be just a choirgirl at heart,with an ear for complicated harmonies and a flair for rock, blues, jazz, country and pop.
COLIN SHAW (Bashy)
// drums // vocals
In October of 1967, a particularly bashy and obnoxious boy was born.
Ten years later, this same boy would be out for dinner with his parents, and he would see a fellow human being, that surely must've been just as bashy and annoying, as himself. Only it was a lady, and she was drumming for a band in the restaurant. He was hooked!
Two years later, he would hear Cheap Tricks, "Ain't That a Shame", and would be forever altered by the drum solo at the start of the song.
Around 1988, he decided to play professionally and toured western Canada. He figured he may as well get paid for being bashy!!!
He still bashes away, for this band here, The Oddibles!!
PAUL VAN RAMSHORST (PVR)
// guitar // bass // vocals
Paul's been (almost) everywhere ... man! From Big Valley Jamboree to The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to The Stardust in Las Vegas (and High Level) to cruise ships all around the world, Paul has played in a lot of great venues, stayed in a lot of crappy hotels and successfully fought off many erroneous paternity suits.
When not headlining on the Mongolian Throat Singing circuit, he can be found lending his guitar talents to many local acts including: The Shivers, Danita, The Dirt Road Angels, Trigger Finger and the Beat Generation. In his spare time Paul enjoys gardening, baking and practicing minor surgery
// bass // vocals