Posted: June 28, 2011 in Owie's Blogs
Performing in and around Toowoomba over the past 8 years, Owie (AKA: Owen Paroz) has become a household name along with being one of the most sought after performers in South East Queensland. Owie can be seen performing in a variety of venues in and around Toowoomba and with his stature and friendly face he has been likened to Santa Claus in that everyone loves him! So you don’t have to be satisfied with only one visit from the fat man each year Owie can deliver as many times as you want him to.His large repertoire as you will find on the Song List page of this website covers an enormous variety of music from 60’s & 70’s standards to current top 40 hits including material from artists like The Beatles, Van Morrison, Green Day, Tracey Chapman, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Credence Clearwater Revival and to name but a few. Owie makes his constantly updated song lists available to the audience, and never knocks back a legitimate request, working on the theory that “It’s a lot easier to create a happy crowd when you’re playing material that they want to hear”. It’s easy to see why this larger than life performer is in so much demand. Owie can perform to audiences of all sizes and ages, from laid back dining to full on dancing Rock N Roll to 1000 people. He recently performed in the TBar Blues and Roots Festival along side Asa Broomhall & Dalas Frasca as well as many other top line acts. He is also booked to open for James Reyne at a local venue in March.
Owie also offers other options in a Duo, Trio and a full Five Piece band. So there is sure to be an option for your function. Enjoy looking through the website.
Posted: May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized
Well Gidday to everyone I just have to share something not gig related with you all. 46 days ago I started a programme called Isagenix its not just a weight loss programme but a general well being programme. Well being well is an understatement I have lost 16kgs but most of all I have more energy than I’ve ever had. My mate Tommy had entered me in the Isabody Challenge which is a four month competition. If you would like to follow me in my challenge there is a link on my website .
Sorry I just had to share
love to all
Posted: April 28, 2015 in Uncategorized
Well after a most moving Anzac Day with the 100 Year anniversary it makes you sit back and think just how lucky we are to live in this great country. I would like to say a big thank you to all past and present service people who have given there time to ensure we live in the best country on earth.
I recently saw a post saying go for a day without complaining and see how your life changes. How true this , give it a go over the next day cause most of the times we complain about things they don’t really matter and we are just having a crap attack.
Give it a go and and let me know how you get on.
love to all
Posted: April 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
Hello everyone well its been a long time since my last blog, I can’t tell you why other than life getting in the way. There has been plenty of things happening since I spoke last such as Tony Abbott skulling a beer and showing he’s human, floods in Sydney, Planes going missing and the easter Bunny has been and gone. I hope this blog finds you all well and that life has been good to you. As far as gigging goes I am still playing at weddings, parties and pubs and enjoying the life of doing this. My daughter is now 8 and growing up way too fast and with too much attitude and my wife is still sticking with me so all good on the home front. Anyway this is just a blog to say Im still alive and Im sure i will follow this one up with some rivetting blog in the near future.
Love to all
Posted: September 4, 2014 in Owie's Blogs
Gidday and I hope this finds everyone well. A great weekend with beautiful sunshine and some great gigs with Fitzys and a wedding the order of the weekend. You know I like to keep it upbeat but I can’t help be concerned about this possible war we are about to get in to in the Middle East I don’t know why people just can’t live with each other no matter what religion or what god you worship. For those of you that know me I think there should only be one commandment ” Try not to be a C/#t” and I am starting to think that maybe if people lived by this other than what god or Allah or Kermit the Frog say then things might come into harmony. Anyway enough deep stuff I have to tell you the other day I swapped my bed for a trampoline! Lara hit the roof
Love to all
Posted: September 2, 2014 in Owie's Blogs
Well gidday and I hope all is well. I had a great weekend with some gigs at some not so usual venues with the highlight of the weekend being a great gig at The Mill Tavern in Millmerran for my mates Nat & Josh Volz. If you are ever in Millmerran drop on and say gidday it’s a fat venue and was fully pumpin on Saturday night. They have great meals and a huge beer garden. In other news Tupac is not dead.
Just before I go I wanna share a little story with you – two kids, one four, and one seven are chatting in their room when the seven year old says I think it’s time we start swearing we are old enough. Follow my lead when we get down stairs . They walk into the kitchen and mum asks the seven year old what would you like for breaky darling ? He replies get me some coco pops bitch! Mum backhands him and he flys across the floor. Mum them asks the four year old what would you like honey ? To which she replies well it won’t be fucken coco pops that’s for sure!
Love to all
Posted: August 25, 2014 in Owie's Blogs
Hi everyone and sorry it’s been a few drinks between blogs but life seems to be a bit hectic. I have been gigging all over the country side with gigs from Chinchilla to Brissy and all in between. Have had some great crowds especially at the Club Hotel on Friday night it was a great local crowd and lots of fun to play for. I had had the pleasure of doing another Wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead on Saturday. This is an amazing venue if you are looking for a traditional type wedding with so much history in one place as well as making your own history. Fitzys yesterday was good as usual but O blew up my Bose PA system
Yesterday with the help of a can of red bull (it definately didn’t give it wings) so you might see me gigging with some new gear in the near future.
I have to let you in on a story from my trip to chinchilla with my mate and drummer Trent. We where driving along and I said to Trenty “hey look at that big flock of cows”. To which Trenty said ” herd of cows” and my reply was “of course I’ve heard of cows we just drove through a flock of them”
Hope you all have a great week and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Lots of love
Posted: August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
Gidday! You know you go through life and you have many people come into your life and then go again the average person has sex with 16.4 different people and 2.7 long term relationships. During school you form friendships that you don’t realise you where grateful for until later in life. This exact thought came to mind this morning when I saw an old friend (well I was actually friends with her brother but am grateful for the whole family’s friendship) her son Ollie is in desperate need of an operation in the USA to help him be pain free. I have donated my fee for yesterday’s gig at a The Irish Club to the cause. If you can help in anyway please do I have shared a link on my Facebook page that you can donate. It all goes straight to the family of Ollie. Good luck Ollie and I hope all goes well with the raising Ange.
On another note had a great weekend of gigs all over the country side.
Thanks to everyone that came out to see me
Love to all