Hello! I’m Aimee. My main gig is as a musician/producer/songwriter- I write and perform under the moniker osh10. When I’m not busy writing or remixing I am the Events Manager at the beautiful Palais Theatre in St Kilda. If there’s free time to be had (I know, I know- free time pppfft!) I catch gigs (famous, not famous, hyped and stumbled-upon) I still buy CDs (Yes I’m Gen-X). I’m addicted to watching entire box sets of television shows in small periods of time, usually late at night that causes me to fuse daily life with the small screen. I started this blog to let people know the going-ons of my musical endeavours, but I’m quite happy to have it hijacked by other’s musical exploits, film, art and general musings on life as we know it- I don’t find any benefit in saying awful things about other artist’s doing their thing- the old adage of ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say’ is certainly one that rings true to me, doesn’t mean I love everything I definitely do not! However you can guarantee that anything I’m excited enough to write about – I genuinely adore . Get in touch if you want to say ahoy!
Take electronica, mash it up with trip hop via jazz, funk and pop and you might find yourself in the electronic la-la land that is osh10 (aka Aimee Chapman). Starting with chameleon vocals, funked out bass, beats, synth and effects to create a sound that has been likened to everyone from Bjork and Portishead to the 70s funk of Parliament. With a brand new album ‘One Hundred to the Ground’ released in July 2011, things are getting very busy for Miss Chapman. Having only recently returned from a ten show tour of Japan as well as Denmark and France to showcase her new album, osh10 closed out the year with the release of her remix album ‘Heart:Disambiguated’ in December– which featured remixes by the likes of DJ Soup (Editor, Miso) and
Denmark’s Anders Bach (Birk Storm, Icecream Cathedral) .
2012 is shaping up to be even busier with a new album in the works, return visits to Japan, Denmark and France, Australian West Coast performances and a showcase performance at Adelaide’s Fuse Festival.
‘You just cannot help but adore osh10, and the crowd made her known of that with cheers, laughter, applause and murmurs and nods of approval. Her talent, her sharp sense of rhythm, her vocal and her passionate outlook towards life inspired the crowd to go anywhere with her.’
‘My Fave: My favorite this month is the unusual osh 10, that combines creative bass with the amazing vocals of Aimee Chapman. Using loops and effects, osh10 creates a full band sound. Her delivery is very much her own, but it is reminiscent of Bjork or Canada’s Ember Swift, and her lyrics are pure poetry, dealing with relationships and inner awareness rather than Swift’s social-consciousness. This is definitely a group to watch. She has toured Canada, and there is hope that osh10 will find their way to the States soon’- Skope Magazine