Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978.
Spawned by earlier group The Id, the outfit is composed of co-founders Andy Mc Cluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), along with Martin Cooper (various instruments) and Stuart Kershaw (drums); Mc Cluskey is the only constant member.
Steadily resistant to celebrity status, the group earned acclaim for their adventurous recordings, which combined sonic experimentation and atypical subject matter with musical hooks.
Although retrospectively described as a challenging masterpiece, the avant-garde Dazzle Ships (1983) eroded European support.
“It’s Raining Men”, the cult pop classic, is still heard everywhere… “Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” was the highlight of C&C Music Factory’s career, and sold 5 1/2 million copies worldwide.
When the pair parted ways, Reyes became even more popular after starting his own band, backed up by his sons and called Los Reyes.She has toured and performed with the world’s top entertainers.In addition to her work with countless superstars, and Martha’s projects with Black Box and C&C Music Factory, she was half of the magnificent duo Two Tons of Fun, which evolved into the Weather Girls with the release of “it’s Raining Men”.“It’s Raining Men” hit BIG worldwide.Additionally, Lillian’s eldest son, Steven Collazo became part of Odyssey behind the scenes, recording as a background vocalist and journeyman session musician.Luckily, the chemistry worked, but this time even better.