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O.A.R. (short for Of a Revolution) is an American rock band, founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo. Together, the band has released eight studio albums, including their latest release, The Rockville LP, in June 2014. The band is well known for their live shows and extensive summer touring, and have released five records of various live performances to date. Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended The Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio.

“Of a Revolution”, better known as O.A.R., is an American rock band consisting of Marc Roberge (vocals, guitar), Chris Culos (drums, percussion), Richard On (guitar, backing vocals), Benj Gershman (bass guitar), Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar, backing vocals).
The band was founded in 1996 by Marc Roberge and Chris Culos, inspired in part by Roberge's older brother who plays drums for the band Foxtrot Zulu.
In 2005, O.A.R. released their fifth album, Stories of a Stranger, which debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200.
In June 2007 the band's songs "Wonderful Day" and "One Shot" were used extensively by ESPN during its coverage of the 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and College World Series.
In June 2008 the song "This Town", also from All Sides, was used extensively by ESPN during its coverage of the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and College World Series.
O.A.R.'s song "Wonderful Day" is currently being used on nationally airing Ford commercials.
In December 2008, VH1 named the music video for "Shattered" as number 18 on their Top 40 Videos of 2008, saying that "O.A.R. is no longer this well-kept secret; they finally have broken through to mainstream."
O.A.R. performed three songs for Fox News Channel's 2008 New Year's Eve uParty coverage live in Times Square in New York City on December 31, 2008. The filming took place on Sunday December 27, 2008. The three songs played and also aired were: "Shattered", "Living In The End" and "This Town".
On January 9, 2009 O.A.R. lead singer, Marc Roberge, did a charity concert to benefit the Connecticut National Guard at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT performing many of the band's hit songs solo (accompanying himself with an acoustic guitar) including Love and Memories, Shattered, and This Town.


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