just here to make you smile
Current Single by The Opoochies
The Opacas are a group of musicians that came together as a virtual group during the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. They are dedicated to making fun music and videos which they hope make people smile.
The Opacas are Galway musicians Steve Talbot, Peter Tobin and Pat Boyle and they are joined by Leeds based guitarist Mark Raynor. They released their first single 'Out Of My Mind' in September 2020. The filming of the video for the song was the first time the group met in person. Due to Covid travel restrictions, Mark has never met the rest of the band in person, but he is always represented in the videos and animations by a wooden cut-out.
The Opacas collaborate with local artists, theatre groups and musicians in creating music and videos which they publish on Youtube and social media.
Every Opaca song is accompanied by a video of an acoustic piano version of it on YouTube that showcases the work of local painters and photographers.
The group are on social media and frequently produce little animations where Mark is represented as a wooden cutout again (although with mischievous magic powers).
In December 2021, the group (less Pete and Mark) performed live with percussionist Mike McLoughlin an acoustic unplugged set. It is hoped that in 2022, an album will be released with more videos.
You can keep up to date by following us on facebook/instagram or twitter @opacasmusic.
LIVE AND UNPLUGGED
December 1-3, 2021: Galway Bay Hotel
The Opacas collaborated with Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society in the production of their music videos and were delighted to be the interval act during the KATS Annual Supper Theatre. A suitable occasion to perform the songs live for the first time! thanks KATS! It was an honour to be involved with a really professionally run event.