Ken Oak, vocals and cello, and Ed Gorski, vocals and guitar, have been making music together since 2005. After the two were introduced through a mutual friend, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, they were quick to start. It was a mere two months later, on Halloween, Oak dressed as Waldo and Gorski as Gunnar Nelson, that they were playing their first acoustic show together. As seven years have passed, the group has self booked twelve national and international tours, sold over 30,000 albums and secured numerous TV and film placements such as Dreamwork’s “She’s The Man”, Lifetime’s “A Nanny’s Secret” and CSI: NY.

Described by Billboard Magazine as “soulful” and “calming”, Oak & Gorski’s harmonies and songwriting will take you into the soothing world they have created for you. With inspiration from Ryan Adams, Depeche Mode and the Indigo Girls, you can feel their diverse musical backgrounds come together, creating something completely incomparable.

32 Responses to Bio

  1. michelle says:

    saw you guys in downtown disney earlier this week and i just about stopped dead in my tracks when i heard your tunes. absolutely amazing 🙂

  2. Janet says:

    I too saw you guys in dowtown disney. what an innovative concept to put the cello on the same level as the guitar in a rock band. love it.

  3. Tania Kim says:

    Saw you guys playing at Downtown Disney. I bought your second CD and have listened to it non-stop. Also have been letting others listen to it too. Everybody loves it!

  4. Madelyn says:

    I bought “Vienna to Venice” this weekend at the swap meet. So amazing!I love it!

  5. Kelley says:

    My boyfriend gave me from Vienna to Venice yesterday, he saw you guys a few yrs back and bought your cd.. it’s amazing. I love folk and it’s wonderful, that in these days we’re music has little meaning, there are musicians like you guys with talent.. Blessings!

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  7. AJ says:

    Hey, guys, heard you in downtown Disney yesterday afternoon- you guys are amazing! I bought Vienna to Venice and listened to it last night. Really really great album!! It’s soulful, relaxing, but oddly exciting at the same time. Keep making music, I’ll keep listening!!

  8. Holly says:

    I saw you guys in Downtown Disney while my orchestra was there for the Heritage Festival. I play the cello too and my other friends in our cello section were in love with you guys! I bought your most recent CD and love your guys sound to much! Great singing and amazing guitar and cello harmony 🙂

    • oakandgorski says:

      Thanks Holly! We remember you guys. Cello sections are rad but inevitably draw the weirdest people, don’t they? Thanks for buying Love Destroyer.. you rock. -ko

  9. Megan says:

    Hey guys! Like a few people, I saw you in Downtown Disney, and I pretty much fell in love! You guys have a tremendous amount of talent to share, and I’m definitely lucky I was able to experience it! I’ve had a few friends listen the cd’s I bought, and they’ve definitely been a huge hit. Hope to see a show in Canada sometime soon!

  10. Brittny says:

    Same as everyone else, first heard you guys in Downtown Disney and practically fell in love with you guys! I absolutley love your music and your CD Good Advice, Bad Advice. Now I really wished I bought all of your CD’s you guys are amazing, and ya’ll have to, HAVE TO come to Austin, TX and e-mail me when you come so I can see you guys!!!

  11. Emily says:

    Saw you in Downtown Disney this past week! I was totally in love with your sound. I love the way you incorperate the cello into your music. It makes your music stand out. Definitely getting a cd!

  12. Michael Dodd says:

    Saw you guys at downtown disney. Have to get my hands on all three albums. You guys are PHENOMENAL! its an odd mix but in the end makes you guys unique and its your signature and makes you guys Phenomenal. Good luck to yall!

  13. Will Franklyn says:

    Hey guys! I saw you in downtown disney as well with my girlfriend and just couldnt get enough! You guys are awesome and im glad i had enough money to by your CD cuz its amazing.

  14. vickie says:

    I just saw you two tonight at downtown disney and I think you guys are really amazing. My friend decided to draw you guys for her class and I was really surprised when you guys started playing folk music. I didn’t get a chance to buy the cds. Hope you guys come back soon so I get a chance too.

  15. Molly says:

    you guys kick ass in a magical heart warming way. really amazing!

  16. Molly says:

    you guys kick a magical heart warming way. really amazing 🙂

  17. nines says:

    hi guys 🙂 just saw you perform last night at downtown disney, and your sound is amazing. cello guitar = best combo! you stopped me in my tracks, and i’m just sorry i didn’t pick up a cd right then and there. congratulations on your success! don’t stop the music 🙂

  18. Sharon Jun says:

    I picked up your CD last night while you were performing at Downtown Disney. I was the girl that wanted it signed. I love every track. It moves me. I hope to see you guys perform again.

  19. Samuel Dodd says:

    Hey ken it’s Sam. I sat and talked with you at downtown disney for a bit. I’m the guy with the wookie backpack and in the band ninth situation. Maybe you remember, maybe you don’t. Just wanted to apologize for not being able to head back and grab the album. Had to get cash but by the time I had gotten it, I had to go. You guys are absolutely amazing 🙂 as I said when we were talking, I love acoustic music. You have set the bar high 🙂 is there any possible way I can get your album? Just let me know 🙂

  20. Connie says:

    OMG! I just Googled you guys and find out that you guys were formally known as KEN OAK BAND! I use to listen to you guys… and when I heard you guys at Downtown Disney, I thought you guys were great and had a familiar sound – and now I know why!!

    Congrats on all your success so far! I thought Ken Oak Band was no more… but I’m SO HAPPY to have found you again!

  21. Kevin says:

    Picked up a CD at Downtown Disney a couple weeks ago after hearing you guys out there. Love your sound. First CD I’ve picked up in probably 7 years –which was the re-release of the Beatles “Let it Be”. Love Destroyer is solid.

  22. Miranda Brooke says:

    I bought a cd and have not stopped listening to it!! I absolutely love you guys! I play cello to and to hear how well blended everything is is amazing!! from Vienna to Venice track #9 is my absolute favorite!! love you guys!!

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