Boris Buhot

Boris Buhot

Boris Buhot


Title
Really Small Town
Bio
Bio –One Eyed Oracle is the artistic embodiment of Boris Rene Buhot, a Toronto born, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist who now calls Oshawa, Ontario his home. From an early age, scared witless, seeing the ghost-shadow of a full grown bear, standing on it’s hind legs with both paws outstretched high over it’s head, to recently hearing the words “one eyed oracle,” spoken into his waking conscious mind, he has always kept an open tuning to all naturally unexplained phenomena.

As a child, he witnessed a water dowser find a well for a neighbour who had already tried in vain, drilling a two hundred foot dry hole. Buhot had the opportunity to test the theory, and as he walked over the area that contained the underground stream, the branch (a forked shaped specific type of wood) lunged uncontrollably down toward the Earth, twisting in his palms. The pain from the friction would stick in his memory till his current realization that, “water plays a song and all life is tuned to its frequency.” 

Buhot started taking piano lessons soon afterwards, and within a short period of time wrote the part to “Break Free.” CFNY was the first radio station to broadcast punk, and new wave in Toronto, and he would tape songs every Thursday night during their top 30 countdowns, and learn the songs on bass. This thirst for new music lead him to places like Nuts’n’Bolts, and The Domino Club, where he was exposed to carefree people dancing with themselves, who did not fit into any of the stereotypes he had seen beforehand. That expression, of music, dance, and spirit, became a major imprint on his song writing, while his style always remained fluid. Buhot’s voice has been compared to Eddie Veddar, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen. 

Influences The Beatles, Ivan Rebroff, The Jam, David Bowie, Bob Marley, Generation X, Neil Young, The Pretenders, Hot House Flowers, The Clash, Teenage Head, and Ktel Pop to name a few
Website
Expertise
music production, songwriting, music performance
Interests
punk, reggae, alternative rock, synthpop, acoustic, alternative folk
Location
Toronto, Canada

Recent Submissions

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Cast Away by One Eyed Oracle

Alan Cross

Okay, the accordion off the top wasn't what I expected. But once things got going, I got into the song. (The accordion was the first instrument I learned to play, so...) 

I'd classify this song as an album track or a bonus track on a single. It's something that shows the breadth of your songwriting abilities and how you're willing to experiment with different sounds, arrangements, and instrumentation. I can't see it as a standalone single, though. It's just too different, you know?

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Black Days by One Eyed Oracle

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ALL I Am by One Eyed Oracle

Alan Cross

Pretty cool stuff! Kinda Iggy-ish in its vocals. Good production and performance, too.

Tell you what: If you send me a high-quality MP3 to alan@alancross.ca I'll see what I can do about getting this a feature play on The Edge.