singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Akeem Oh (Ouellet) is an American-Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mattawa ON, currently based in Ottawa ON. Initially contributing to the growing French Canadian music scene, he won the APCM prize at Ontario Pop Music Showcase (now rebranded as Rond Point). He was also one of the finalists on the hit musical TV Show JAM, that premiered on TFO in 2012.
Dizzy. is the name of Akeem Oh’s current “artistic era” – one where he’s exploring the effects of human relationships and connections through sounds reminiscent of his influences: The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Beach House, and The Beach Boys. A first glimpse at this artistic era came in the form of Winter Crush, a catchy indie/pop epic released in January 2018 to critical acclaim. In February 2018, CBC named it one of the “Top 3 New Ontario Songs You Need To Hear”. The track was also featured in the Ottawa Run Marathon campaign videos. His work has also been featured in multiple television movies for Lifetime, Hallmark and ION.
His latest single School Girl has been described by many as a nostalgic and upliftingIndie-Pop Folk epic that draws inspiration from artists such as Paul McCartney, Beck and Iron & Wine. Written about a close friend, Akeem Oh uses various sounds and effects to create the world of the track’s subject.
What’s next for Akeem Oh? A music video for Winter Crush was released on January 8th 2021 and an EP scheduled for Fall 2021. Oh will also lend his ears to numerous projects as a producer in 2021.