The Crew

Dr. Octavo

Dr. Octavo

Dr. Octavo (aka Tomas Brabec) is no stranger to success - from numerous original projects to movie soundtrax to superb surgeries for heavyweight stars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ginuwine, Korn, Janet Jackson, Emma Bunton and Beyonce just to name a few, Dr. Octavo has produced it all. Doc's surgeries have been featured on virtually every major record & label, entering various top 10 charts in US, Europe and Asia, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard. Hailing from Bohemia he immigrated to Canada in 1990 where he started the music label, publishing and recording studios, Octavo Productions. His trademark progressive sound is based on high energy hooks, killer grooves and big production, fitting perfectly on radio as well as clubs. The Doc has received 2 best album of the year awards, created 10+ original projects, produced 25 full length albums, surgered over 100 remixes, composed 200+ original songs, produced 300+ singles, scored 2 movie soundtracks... The List goes on & on. In 2001 Dr. Octavo was invited to create & remix one of the major themes “The Celestial” for the opening ceremonies of the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, televised to over 4 billion viewers. Definitely one of the proudest moments in his career.

Colin Oberst

Colin Oberst

Colin Oberst (aka The Professor) is an accomplished composer, songwriter and performer. With over 100 original compositions under his belt and various songwriting wins, his latest gem and major achievement is composing the new Hockey Night In Canada Anthem for CBC Television Canada. His song "Canadian Gold" has beaten 15000 other entries in the CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challange" competition. Produced by the one and only Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue, Tragically Hip) , Canadian Gold (as of OCtober 11, 2008), has become the new official anthem for the 2008-2009 NHL season and for generations to come. Colin brings the Gold (and a $100000 check + half of lifetime royalties) to his hometown of Beaumont, Alberta. Congratulations Colin ! As a performer, Colin is a founding member, lead singer and songwriter of The Surgents, a modern rock/electronica band based in Edmonton, Canada. The Surgents (produced by Dr.Octavo) released their debut CD "The Show" in 2007, immediately became The Band Of The Month on SONIC 102.9 Radio and their music video for "The Show" was featured on MuchMusic TV. They are currently getting ready for more live shows and new CD release via ICON/Koch. The Octavo Crew are very proud to have Colin on their team. For more information on Colin please visit his official site at www.colinoberst.com. To find ut more about The Surgents please visit www.thesurgents.com.

Edmonton Studio

Holo May

Holo May (aka Frank Bartholomai) is a crucial part of the Dr. Octavo crew. As remixer he has performed surgeries with Dr. Octavo on Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Cyndi Lauper. As Producer, he is founding member of “Turf Olymp” who have released a critically acclaimed experimental/electronica album as well as of the acid/techno project “New Moon” featured on various compilations and vinyls across Europe. Holo May’s experimental and sophisticated production skills are essential to the Dr. Octavo crew. As composer he has written various soundtracks, stage music and numerous commercial songs and is constantly co-writing with the Doc. A brand new project of the two is currently in the works. Holo May obtained his degree in musicology at the University of Frankfurt. He met Dr. Octavo in high school and they formed their first band “Orchid” – a crossover between the sounds of Rush and Depeche Mode. Their musical compatibility and friendship have been very alive even though their residences are 6000 miles apart. Thanks to the internet, frequent visits to Canada and Germany, computer technology and the 8 hour time difference between their homelands, Holo and Doc Oc collaborate both night and day.

Friedrich Nordmeier

Friedrich Nordmeier

Friedrich Nordmeier is a Jazz/Pop songwriter and composer as well as a highly skilled bass/double-bass player. Next to these talents, he provides his vast experience in project management and consultancy to help our clients on all levels of incorporating music and sound design into their project.