Award winning composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Relocating to the USA from Western Australia soon after receiving 'Best Instrumental' at the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards, Oumi became a studio member and guitarist of multi-platinum American alternative rock powerhouse Filter. As a composer selected placements include Rogue One: A Star Wars story, Life, The X-Files, Gotham, 15:17 to Paris, Playstation, Xbox, Red Bull. In addition he was comissioned to recreate John William's Imperial March theme for the Rogue One preview during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Comissioned re-mixes include artists such as Kiiara, Nine Inch Nails, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Hole, Misftis, and Chromatics.
Recently he was invited to attend the 21st annual BMI conductors workshop under the guise of grammy winning master conductor Lucas Richman, concluding with a performance of film and classical works with full orchetsra.
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 favouring the music of Bach, Barrios, Tarrega and Guiliani. He was 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), Hussain Jiffry (Dave Weckl Band) and Walfredo Reyes Jnr. (Santana). 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 from cafes and clubs to venues 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.
He later went on to produce and mix the Combichrist album This is Where Death Begins, drawing on a mix of rock, electronic and classical influences, highlighted by the Rimsky-Korsakov-esque arrangemnts heard throughout the record. This was shortly followed by a USA and European tour with Filter promoting Crazy Eyes, spanning 18 countries. Toward late 2016 Oumi joined Combichrist for the Sepultura Roots 20th Anniversary tour.
Oumi has taken a break from the heavy touring shedules seen in previous years to spend more time focusing on his love of composition. His debut release is expected mid 2018. Split into two distinct bodies of work, they draw on a combination of influences from electronic and industrial music, the French impressionist era, Shostakovich-esque arrangements, and at times a little jazz.