Nerd Rock Conquistadors Ookla the Mok have been furrowing the brows of curmudgeonly grayhairs at Science Fiction and Comic Book conventions since 1994.
Ookla’s songs fuse nerdy pop culture references with noisy pop rock, and they’re doing it on purpose.
Buffalo natives Rand Bellavia and Adam English write all the songs and take care of the terrible guitar playing. They play at cons all over the US, and no one can seem to stop them. They have a bicoastal lineup of musicians who play with them, including West Coast drummer Luis Garcia, East coast bassists Wolfram Neff and Jeremy Stock, and West coast bassist Michael Mallory.
Ookla also topped Dr Demento’s Most Requested lists two years in a row… in 2012 and 2013, with Tantric Yoda and Mwahaha.
Rand is a Librarian, and Adam is a caricature artist. Or at least, that’s what they tell their parents.