Oscar LaDell is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who brings a timeless vulnerability and passionate approach to his original blend of Soul, Blues & Roots. Hailing originally from Denver Colorado, LaDell grew up in Purakaunui in the South of Aotearoa. Drawing from the moody and poignant scenes of his home, LaDell writes, plays and sings with incisiveness and depth. With his band The Earth Tones, Oscar’s live shows are incendiary sermons of soul, blending swaying grooves with dynamic storms of guitar and organ, all tied together by Oscar’s magnetic voice.
Released on April 26th 2023, Oscar's self-titled EP is a musical self-portrait. The four track project features songs that rich musical landscapes that blend Soul, Blues and Roots-Rock with individuality and lyrics that display fearless emotional honesty and a deep love for others. Featuring the talents of musicians from both Naarm and Aotearoa, this EP is the culmination of years of work and musical growth and is a fitting introduction to Oscar's artistry.