0 Shouts - 1,037,528 Scrobbles
The are at least 8 artists called OmegaRead More...
1. A Hungarian rock band
2. An alias of techno musician Naoki
3. A Lithuanian pop group
4. An American rapper
5. A dubstep artist
6. A British metal band
7. A Greek thrash metal band
8. A Dominican mambo singer.
9. A Chilean rapper
10. A Italian metal band
1. Omega is one of the most successful Hungarian rock bands. Formed in Budapest, Hungary in September, 1962 by the winds player László Benkő on vocal, piano and flute and János Kóbor as a lead singer and rhythm guitarist, they initially performed covers of British and American rock songs, with frequently changing the lineup of members. In 1967 Tamás Mihály came on bass, Gábor Presser joined on keyboards and began writing original music for the band (in 1968 György Molnár became a lead guitarist), releasing three LPs before leaving the band with József Laux, a drummer from 1962, to form Locomotív GT. These first albums were heavily influenced by the music of The Beatles, but they also looked forward to the band's future more progressive, space-rock style. After Presser and Laux's departure, the band found a new drummer (Ferenc Debreceni came from group Neoton Familia) and pointed Benkő as the main keyboardist, creating the current lineup, which has remained the same for over 30 years:
* János Kóbor ("Mecky"), lead vocals
* György Molnár ("Elefánt"), guitars
* László Benkő ("Laci"), keyboards, vocals
* Tamás Mihály ("Misi"), bass, vocals
* Ferenc Debreceni ("Ciki"), drums
This lineup of Omega released ten more albums from 1972 to 1987. Many of these were released both in Hungarian and in English, in the hopes of generating wider interest in their music. However, the contents of the English albums often differed from their Hungarian counterparts, sometimes assembling tracks from several different albums and nearly always changing the song order. Following a few years of inactivity, the band reunited in 1994, with former member Gábor Presser joining them at concerts and contributing several tracks to 1995's Trans And Dance.
Omega has achieved modest international success through releases in multiple languages, and tours in England and Germany in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Their 1969 song "Gyöngyhajú lány" became an international hit, and was later covered by Scorpions on a 1995 live release, with new lyrics and the title "White Dove" (the Hungarian title officially was translated as "Pearls In Her Hair").
Omega's latest (16th) Hungarian studio release is 2006’s Égi jel ("Celestial Sign"), and their latest English release is 1996's Transcendent. In spring and summer of 2006, they performed their "EurOmega 2006" tour, including concerts in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Germany.
2. Omega is pseudonym of Naoki Maeda. Omega's only song is MAX 300, a techno song. See also: Naoki
3. Omega is a Lithuanian pop group
4. Omega is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York
5. Dubstep artist named Omega
6. A NWOBHM band from London, released "The Prophet" in 1985.
7. A black/thrash metal band, from Thessaloniki, Greece.
Formed in 2006 and having released, up to now, one demo and one full length album, called "Second Coming, Second Crucifixion". www.myspace.com/666omega
8. Omega is a Dominican mambo singer alias "El Fuerte".
9. Omega is a rapper from Chile
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Gyöngyhajú lány - 146,267 plays
- The Girl With The Pearl's Hair - 73,340 plays
- Merengue Electronico - 16,563 plays
- Tu Si Quieres, Tu No Quieres - 19,039 plays
- Si Te Vas qué Tengo que Hacer - 9,961 plays
- Dandole Remix - 9,728 plays
- Si Te Vas / Que Tengo Que Hacer - Original Remix - 9,767 plays
- Sound Of Death - 3,626 plays
- The Girl With The Pearl`s Hair - 18,217 plays
- Omega - 3,726 plays