We began our story as
Oma and the Oompahs,
with Pearly Sowell at the head as Oma accompanied by the Oompahs,
her son David Smith on the drums
and friend Bobby Owens on the tuba.
For forty years, Oma and the Oompahs
entertained live audiences across Texas,
Oklahoma, and Louisiana
and nationally and internationally via
radio and television cable channels.
Recently retired at 92, Oma passed on the baton to her son, David. The Oompahs have grown into a consortium of professional musicians playing together as The Oompahs.
David Smith, leader, singer and percussionist
Eddie Brown, sousaphone
Jonathon Campbell, tuba
Shirley Johnson, accordion and singer
Maria Mullins, keyboard, xylophone and singer
Our music is inspired by the beauty
of traditional German and eastern
European cultures. We provide a
unique blend of talent and excitement
in our waltzes, polkas and schotisches
with a sprinkling of ballads that will have
you swaying in your seats, banging
on the tables, singing la-la-la
(good German) and dancing!
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