5 things you should know about OMYO
GP CHECKS in with William Edward, 27 — half of pop duo OMYO with Tom McCorkell, 24 — about boozy bonding, break-ups and bad-tempered birds. Their single Mysterious Girl is out now.
How did you cross paths with Tom?
We were both out on New Year’s Eve and bumped into each other outside, drunk. We got talking about music and formed a band.
There aren’t many duos on the music scene at the moment…
Hopefully, we’ve got a niche in the market. People keep thinking we’re manufactured, it’s frustrating because we write our stuff and run our own label.
What is the inspiration behind your latest song?
When I was at uni, I worked as a waiter at a ball. There was a girl there and I was like, “wow!” It took me a year to talk to her.
What happened with the girl?
We went out for two years, then she cheated on me!
You still model — what’s your most memorable photoshoot?
I had to pretend to orgasm into a handbag while naked on a floor in Singapore. A parrot also once bit me on my arm.
Author: Tom Stichbury