Opus One’s boutique management division offers full-service artist representation. Our mission is to develop a direct relationship between the band and its audience. Since 2005, our clients include internationally-acclaimed rock band Lotus, Luke the Knife, Beard-o-Bees, Octave Cat, and The Commonheart.
In our capacities as artist managers and promoters, we sit at a unique intersection in the music industry with extensive contacts in many sectors. We have the connections to create and expand on ideas, and also to bring those ideas into reality. Opus One is well known for its creative methods in tour strategy, merchandising, social media, and in-house ticketing solutions.
Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily, selling out headline shows across the country, and playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country’s best theaters, intimate clubs, or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses. The band’s new album, Eat the Light, is a first for Lotus – an album with vocals on every song. Guest singers appear throughout, ranging from soulful to indie, and electronic to rock. The tracks bubble with contagious dance energy and blast into orbit with sing-along choruses. The tightly produced yet raw grooves recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai, and LCD Soundsystem.
Luke the Knife
After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar and keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller turns his musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth. The idea was to bring funk and disco back to the dance floor. In the Fall of 2012, Luke started working on remixing and re-editing tracks, and by the end of December, Luke the Knife was born. Performing both standard DJ sets and live sets that incorporate guitar and keys along with guest drummers, percussionists, and saxophonists, Luke the Knife has been packing shows in his home state of Colorado, as well as numerous places across the country.
Jesse Miller, bassist/composer for Lotus, takes “button pushing” to a whole new level as Beard-o-Bees. Using several LED grid controllers, his own custom-designed software, Moog synths, and a melodica, he plays parts and builds beats in real time, manipulating and mixing sounds for a truly unique electronic performance of original music and remixes. The latest Beard-o-Bees release, Imperfect Grid, is built upon melodies, bass lines, and sounds crafted using Miller’s analog synthesizer collection, and is meticulously edited to create dance-oriented electronic music.
With gritty vocals over rock riffs and horns, The Commonheart delivers an emotion-packed, soulful sound that lights up any stage. Frontman Clinton Clegg is a powerhouse who commands full attention with his limitless onstage energy and vocal range. The Commonheart’s sound is a true testament to the past, while completely holding its own as one of today’s most promising acts.
What started as a simple meet-up of friends to experiment on modular and vintage synthesizers, Jesse Miller (bassist for Lotus) and Eli Winderman (keyboardist for Dopapod) sparked the formation of Octave Cat. Following initial session recordings, they brought in Charlie Patierno to play drums. From this emerged a jazz trio armed with vintage keyboards and synthesizers. The band’s self-titled debut album, released March 2017, draws on late-70’s funk-jazz fusion and recalls Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Radiohead, and Medeski Martin & Wood.