Chilled out Friday

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to see O-ARC PRESENTS which is our second show we organised ourselves even it was raining outside. And also huge thanks to Paul Hanly and Dobly and The Newmarkets for playing great music. It was a totally chilled out friday evening.

O-ARC presents

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Friday, Aug 23, 2013


This is the first show we have organised ourselves since Japan Disaster Charity concert ‘Hope for Japan’. It will be a chilled out evening, perfect for relaxing your mind after work…

There will be three fantastic artists playing a 30 minute set each. In between there will be a half hour break so everyone can catch up with their friends and grab a drink or two! Food is also available to order until around 9pm so you can come in straight after work. Enjoy food and drink, chat with your friends and mingle and yes of corse enjoy the music!

The artists playing are Paul Hanly, Dobly and The New Markets and of course O-ARC!!

Paul Hanly 8pm-8:30pm
Dobly and The Newmarkets 9pm-9:30pm
O-ARC 10pm-10:30pm

Hope see you then!
O-ARC (masa/neil)

O-ARC Presents Poster

Friday 13th September 8pm
Venue: La Brioche Cafe
238 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG [map]
Tel 020 7435 2233
Tube: West Hampstead station
(Jubilee line tube/overground/first capital train)
Free entry

Paul Hanly
After some time away from the music scene, Surrey based singer songwriter guitarist Paul Hanly has recently returned to tread the road and reignite his music once again.
Paul’s musical influences are an amalgamation from the world of folk, country rock with some slight jazz leanings thrown in. Paul’s compositions are an evocative mixed assortment, thrust forward by a backdrop of guitar supportiveness and embellishment where melody, bass and percussion emanate from a single nylon strung guitar.

Dobly and The Newmarkets
They are a shoegazing acoustic duo between Rie and Hide. Their music is an alternative dreamy and soothing melody, heavily influenced by shoegazing, folk, and pop music.

They are the creative collaboration between Masa Iida, singer/songwriter from Yokohama, Japan, and London-born guitarist & co-writer Neil Mason.
While their influences are eclectic – Lou Reed, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, David Sylvian, to name a few – the uniqueness of O-ARC’s music comes from their minimalist approach.
The name O-ARC is inspired by the concept of enso (which means circle in Japanese). Closely linked to Zen philosophy, enso represents enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, the void, and the moment. It is believed that only someone who is spiritually complete can draw a perfect circle.

If you want to know about La Brioche Cafe and shops in West Hampstead please click them.

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O-ARC interview

Friday, Jul 12, 2013

This is our interview footage filmed just before the gig in Paris. Hope you like it.

Masa / Neil

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O-ARC live @ The Finsbury

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013

Our next gig will be at The Finsbury with other fantastic acts:The Edmondsons, Ciara Clifford, and Spekki Chris

It will be a chill-out acoustic evening guaranteed. The night will be great for day like Tuesday which is still early in the week.

You can check their music at

Hope you can make this one!


The Finsbury

O-ARC @ The Finsbury
Tuesday 9th July
Doors: 8pm O-ARC on stage: 8:15pm~
Venue: The Finsbury
336 Green Lanes, London N4 1BY [map]
Tube: Manor House
Free entry

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Gig at Eco friendly venue Surya

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013

We have a gig coming up soon at eco friendly venue Surya. It will be on Tuesday 25th June. We will be on stage at 8pm and will play for 45 minutes, so we can play more songs than our more regular 30 minute set…..brilliant!

These are excerpts from Surya’s web site. Wow they are really working hard for their eco credentials!

“Well for a start the venue relies on the solar panels and wind turbine on the roof for a large portion of its power requirments, Feeding any excess back into the residential part of the building. Our venue also benefits from waterless urinals, Low Energy Li-ion powered Taps, Low Energy Hand dryers and Low Flush Toilets, saving many gallons of water per day, whilst not compromising on hygiene. The venue is built from many renewable materials from the steel structure, the marble Floors and worktops right down to the reclaimed wood. We also have a dedicated lift for patrons with mobility difficulties.”

There are 2 other acts playing as well.
Please check the event link for more info.

Hope you can make this.

O-ARC @ Surya

O-ARC @ Surya
Tuesday 25th June. 8pm (O-ARC on stage on 8pm)
Venue: Surya
156 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JL [map]
Admission: £6 door
£4 adv

About Surya
About this event organiser Glasswerk

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