"Ozma" is a rock band from Pasadena, California. The band's sound is a mix of new-wave–influenced power pop and rock with pleasant Casio-driven melodies and heavy guitar riffs. The complexity of Ozma's songs grew considerably during the band's initial nine-year history, and after their split in 2004 they announced their reformation in early 2006.
Ozma was formed in 1995 by Daniel Brummel (vocals/bass), Ryen Slegr (vocals/guitar), Patrick Edwards (drums) and Jose Galvez (guitar/vocals), when Brummel was introduced to the others by Galvez, whom he had met on the internet while looking for a band to join. In 1996, the as-yet-unnamed band were joined by Katherine Kieckhefer on keyboards, before deciding on the name "Ozma" (taken from the L. Frank Baum books) in 1997, and in 1998 were joined by Star Wick, who replaced the departing Kieckhefer. In early 1999, they released ''Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars'', a collection of demos and live tracks, released on home-made CD-Rs and later republished in slightly different form as ''Songs of Audible Trucks and Cars'' by http://www.mp3.com mp3.com. They then released what was considered their first album "proper", ''Rock and R...
|years active||1995 - 2004, 2006 -|
|current members|| Ryen Slegr|
|past members|| Katherine Kieckhefer (1996-1998)|
Patrick Edwards (1995-2004)
|music genre||Rock (music)|