Omid Master

Omid Master started on the guitar at the age of 10 years. At 15 when changing to Camberwell Grammar School he and a drummer found they didn't fit in with the school's norms but preferred jamming and song writing. 

Later they formed a band called "Engine Room", then university took Master to Ballarat where he formed the band Naked Faces. He returned to Melbourne to work with hard rock band Freakshow who opened for acts like Defryme and Grin Spoon. They did shows at venues like Chasers nightclub and packed the Esplanade hotel Gershwin room when launching their EP. Master went to the Melba Conservatorium of music for singing lessons and later trained with David Jaanz, who worked with artists such as Delta Goodram. 

In 2001 he moved to North Queensland where he started working as a solo artist, working regularly in pubs, hotels and festivals around regional Queensland.

In 2005 he collaborated with a poet to find their track was chosen as the theme song for the Laura Festival where it was performed in conjunction with the headline act Colored Stone. Since then he has played at numerous North Queensland events including the Townsville Cultural Fest, Yungaburra Tableland Festival, Essence Festival, Port Douglas Carnivale and Festival Cairns to name a few.

In 2008 he signed a distribution deal with Green Media who were set up by MGM 

His second album Forgotten about today was released December 2010 and entered the chart at number 8 and progressed to number 4 with pre-release sales for three weeks running.

Omid Master has opened for Eskimo Joe, Lior, Dallas Crane, Dave Graney and more.

In 2013 Master in conjunction with record producer Mobin Master (Show Me Love) released the single “I won’t burn”. The youtube clip had over 29,000 views within 4 weeks.  

Here’s the link

The song ‘I won’t burn for you’ is about Master's timber home being unscathed after the house next door burnt down to the ground. Co-writer Helen Ramoutsaki saw it happen while Master was overseas inspired that the house would still be there upon their return and it can also be interpreted about a strong relationship. Master recorded the didgeridoo, guitar, some strings and vocals then record producer Mobin Master took a liking to the song and assisted with instrumentation and production.

Currently Master is song writing with guitarist Luke Hodge to get an acoustic funk edge to the music. This will be the direction for his third album due for release in 2017.