Marina Durham and Orion Miller of OM are back in their hometown of Vernon and perform in a house concert open to the public Saturday.

Marina Durham and Orion Miller of OM are back in their hometown of Vernon and perform in a house concert open to the public Saturday.

Vernon duo returns with new songs and stories

Back from an epic journey, Vernon’s OM is playing their first local concert since returning home.

Back from an epic journey, Vernon’s OM is playing their first local concert since returning home.

Consisting of multi-instrumentalists, singer-songwriters Orion Miller and Marina Durham, OM is a roots-folk, soul-groove group that has been touring and traveling India and Australia for nearly two years, focusing on song writing and inspiration from the various cultures they immerse themselves in.

The duo recorded its second album, The Tipping Point, in Melbourne in December, 2013 and will be releasing it on a tour through B.C. and Alberta starting at the end of April.

Their live show incorporates live looping, about 10 instruments from around the world, electronic elements, and an engaging and thought provoking performance.

“(We) pride ourselves on having the audience entranced one minute, and dancing in a frenzy the next,” said Miller.

Over the course of their travels, Miller and Durham have refined their sound and introduced elements of hip hop and soul to their tracks, focusing on spreading the political and social messages in their music.

OM will be playing their first Canadian concert since leaving for India so long ago this Saturday.

“It will be a house concert at Om Spirit Ranch in Vernon,” said Miller.

Located at 4491 East Vernon Rd., OM will play their first set as a shout out to their debut album, then will get everyone on their feet for their second set of all-new material with several special guests.

DJ Love Bench will finish off the night with his tasty glitch-hop grooves. Limited tickets are available at the Bean Scene coffee house in downtown Vernon.

“A few will also be at the door but it’s already nearly sold out so get your tickets ASAP,” said Miller.