Relocating to the USA from Western Australia soon after receiving 'Best Instrumental' at the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards, Oumi has joined 2xplatinum American industrial rock band Filter as lead guitarist. Recently wrapped up working on the seventh Filter album 'Crazy Eyes', an international tour promoting the record will begin April 2016.
Oumi showed a keen musical spark early on in life, joining his high scool music teacher's band in grade 9. At 15 he would take 1st place at a classical guitar eistedfod with the music of Astor Piazzola, learning a wide repitoire of music. He was also selected as one of 6 Australia-wide finalists for the James Morrison Jazz scholarship at the age of 18 while studying Jazz at the West Australian Acadamy of Performing arts (WAAPA). In the coming years he would venure to Los Angeles where he was spotted by grammy nominated musician Freddie Ravel (Earth Wind and Fire), joining Freddie's band at the age of 21 and playing alongside some of the most respected jazz-fusion players in the world such as Eric Marienthal (Yellowjackets) and Hussain Jiffry (Dave Weckl Band). They performed at venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Temecula Jazz festival.
The next few years would be spent back in his home town of Perth, honing his craft and playing gigs all over the country on bills with artists such as Van Halen, Buckcherry and DJ Lethal. He has contributed guitar to the latest Billy Ray Cyrus album and was asked personally to join the touring band soon after Billy heard Oumi's playing.
In late 2014 Filter frontman Richard Patrick discovered Oumi through a chance meeting. Initially intended as a one-off songwriting collaboration (which became the first single from Crazy Eyes, 'Take Me to Heaven') Oumi soon after joined the band full time as guitar player, as well as taking on duties in the studio as co-producer and engineer. 2015 also saw him discovered by Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Korn, Hoobastank) with whom he has worked in the studio on various projects as a songwriter and producer.
Currently Oumi is working on his first EP for Los Angeles-based trailer heavyweights Pusher Music under artist name 'The Void'. He plans to continue working with passionate and sincere artists, performing as a session/touring guitarist as well as composing for film and media.