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Review: O.A.R. rocks The Paramount with smooth and sultry vocals (Includes first-hand account)

They opened their Paramount set with the inspirational “Light Switch Sky,” and they immediately broke into “On Top the Cage” and “Program Director,” which is a track from their 2005 album Stories of a Stranger. The band interacted well with the Huntington audience and made them feel at home on this Sunday night.

The song that earned them the loudest response was their signature hit “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” with their dedicated fans singing along with them.

Another standout song was their new tune “Miss You All the Time,” which was heartfelt and melancholic, yet sung beautifully. O.A.R. is not afraid to be raw and vulnerable, and it shows.

The nonchalant and laid-back “Heaven” showcased Roberge’s smooth and mellow vocals, and they closed with their powerhouse yet liberating hit “Peace” and on an infectious note with the flirty “Hey Girl.”

For their encore, O.A.R. returned on stage to belt out such songs as “Get Away,” “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker” and “Missing Pieces.”

The Verdict

Overall, O.A.R. was able to put on a pleasant alternative rock show at The Paramount in Huntington. One thing is for sure. It is not December in Huntington unless O.A.R. plays at this exquisite venue. Marc Roberge had the crowd with him every step of the way thanks to his rich, sultry voice. Their set garnered two thumbs up.

For more information on O.A.R., their music and tour dates, check out their official website.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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