quench your musical thirst!
Several students from The West Indies formed The Oasis Band in
1988. These students played with various bands in the Caribbean
and wanted to continue playing music in the United States while
pursuing college degrees.
As the members graduated, some returned to the Caribbean while
others moved on to pursue careers in their various fields of study.
Mr. Peter Humphrey, The Oasis Band Leader, decided to continue The
Oasis Spirit by hiring local musicians in the Washington, D.C. area
who were exposed to Caribbean music. His aim was always focused
on satisfying his customers by “Quenching their Musical Thirst”.
Presently The Oasis Band performs regularly in many establishments
throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. You can find the
Oasis Band performing in clubs including The Caribbean Crossroads,
Zanzibar On the Waterfront, Bukom Café, Safari and Fast Eddies.
You may have also seen The Oasis Band at several International Festivals
in the area and at the Air Jamaica & United Airlines Promotion
In the metropolitan area The Oasis Band have opened for world-renowned
performers such as: Luciano, Sanchez, Morgan Heritage, Gregory Isaacs,
Denis Brown, Fabulous Five, Burning Flames, Machel Montano, Barrington
Levy, Freddie McGregor and most recently Joseph Hill and Culture.
The band’s primary goal is to "Quench Your Musical Thirst"
with popular dance music of the Caribbean, including Reggae, Calypso
& Steel drums as well as African music. The Oasis Band’s
aim is to reach out to a diverse community and provide everyone
the opportunity to unite through music.
The Oasis Band believes in community outreach and enhancing the
quality of life and environment to better the way for our future.
Members of The Oasis Band participate in after school activities
to provide a choice of musical education to less fortunate children.
The Oasis Band donates a portion of CD sales to charities in the
Caribbean. This year The Oasis Band is proud to announce they will
contribute to charities in the United States and the immediate Washington
D.C. metropolitan area.