Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

By Michael Keefe

 

            Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) were formed in 1978 by the core duo of singer Andy McCluskey and keyboardist Paul Humphreys. Using tape machines and synthesizers, McCluskey and Humphreys combined their passion for pop music with the more experimental electronic music of Kraftwerk, creating some of the earliest synthpop records. Gradually expanding to a quartet, the group issued a string of highly rated albums that charted quite well in the UK. By the mid-'80s, they found success in America,... Read More

Genre:
Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop
City Of Origin:
Merseyside, England
Formed Date:
1978
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