Several students from The West Indies formed Oasis Island Sound 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, Oasis Island Sounds‘ 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 OIS performs regularly in many establishments throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. You can find OIS performing in a few clubs to include The Caribbean Crossroads, Zanzibar On the Waterfront, Bukom Café, Safari and Fast Eddies. You may have also seen Oasis Island Sound at several International Festivals in the area and at the Air Jamaica & United Airlines Promotion Festivals In the metropolitan area. OIS has 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.
Oasis Island Sound believes in community outreach and enhancing the quality of life and environment to better the way for our future. Members of the band participate in after school activities to provide a choice of musical education to less fortunate children. The Band donates a portion of CD sales to charities in the Caribbean. This year Oasis Island Sound is proud to announce they will contribute to charities in the United States and the immediate Washington D.C. metropolitan area.