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A brother/sister duo initially began playing out at local bars and restaurants in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Their cousin soon joined them, turning the duo into a “family trio”, and they dubbed themselves “OFERLE” (named simply after their last name). Members are: vocalist Annette Offerle (23), guitarist/vocalist Luke Offerle (21), and pianist/guitarist/vocalist Jonah Baker (20). It wasn’t long before OFERLE’s hard work found them some great opportunities. In addition to the experience they were gathering from playing local shows nearly every weekend, the band's collective experience ranges from: performing with the Jonas Brothers at The Klipsch Music center in Indianapolis, performing in front of over 100,000 people alongside the reigning champion of the hit television show "the Voice", Josh Kaufman, as well as opening for nationally recognized acts: The Main Squeeze (Old National Center), and
American Idol finalist, Trevor Douglas. In addition, OFERLE received private invitations to individually audition for the television shows: America’s Got Talent (Chicago), and The Voice (St. Louis), and also an invitation to audition as a trio for The Voice (Detroit). OFERLE has found their niche playing acoustically driven music with modern pop influences. In 2015, OFERLE released their first single, the heart wrenching breakup song, "Left Hook", which was soon followed by their much more electronic driven, upbeat single "Love & War". In June, 2015, OFERLE released their first record, "The Love & War EP". Available on iTunes, and Spotify, expect a heavy dose of that midwestern authenticity, resulting in refreshingly raw, and genuine music.
Photographer: Phierce Photography
Musicians: Annette and Luke Offerle, Jonah Baker, Adam Guntle
Venue: Old National Centre, Indianapolis, 2015