The Oxo Cubans
During their diverse careers, Craig Reeves, Doug Wright & Marcel Rodeka have shared the stage with a variety of iconic national and international performers including Queen, The Bellamy Brothers, Tom T Hall, Johnny Ray, Max Merritt, Rob Guest, Brian Cadd, Ricky Scaggs, Jimmy Barnes, Joan Armatrading, Mother Goose, Emmy Lou Harris, The Dave Hole Blues Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tammy Wynette, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Sir Bob Geldof.
Based in Dunedin New Zealand since 1993, the Oxos brand of dynamic entertainment and quality musicianship covers a wide range of musical styles and is enjoyed by appreciative music fans from all parts of the planet.
The band’s philosophy is to involve, encourage and promote local musicians and crew, resulting in an Oxo membership of over 200 Dunedin artists and a number of New Zealand & Australian national and international performers.
Over the past 20 years Oxo musicians have been an integral part of the Dunedin arts community. They are long-standing performing members of the Dunedin Operatic Society, The Southern Sinfonia, The Fortune Professional Theatre, Calder Prescott’s Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra, The Dunedin Festival of the Arts, the University of Otago Contemporary Music Faculty and the award winning St Kilda Brass.
The band has established a strong bond with Dunedin and southern New Zealand through performances for community organizations including The Otago Community Hospice, The Life Education Trust, The Southland M.S. Society, Youth First, The Cancer Society, the Volunteer Fire Service, The Dunedin Santa Parade Trust, the Malcam Trust, the Regent Theatre 24 hour Book sale, the Dunedin New Year’s Eve Octagon Concert and other community projects.
It could be the core Oxo Trio playing a café gig or house party or the Oxo 4, 5, or 6 piece "Big Combo" packing the dance-floor at a wedding reception. The 16-piece Oxo Country Rock Roadshow playing the Rodeo Circuit or the Oxo Classic Rhythm & Blues Big Band headlining a music festival, civic concert or corporate event.
An Oxo Cubans performance guarantees the audience a great time of excellent music and lively entertainment.