Formed in 1983, O Positive created a distinctive sound with angular melodies, emotional vocals, shimmering guitars, and glossy production that made them one of New England’s most popular bands. Their break-out hit With You brought them a national following with airplay on the nascent music video platform MTV. Since disbanding in 1995, the band has only played a handful of special shows. Vocalist Dave Herlihy, sonic sorcerer Alan Petitti, bassist Dave Ingham, drummer Ken Hickey and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Dave Martin
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, you couldn’t turn on a radio in Boston without hearing one of O Positive’s songs. The quintet’s angular melodies, emotional vocals, shimmering guitars, and glossy production struck a positive chord among local rock fans. O Positive formed in 1983 in the metro-west suburbs, and their intense live shows made them a popular live act. After placing in the Rumble, the band’s EPs Only Breathing (Throbbing Lobster, 1985) and Cloud Factory (Link, 1987) became top sellers at Newbury Comics. Their video for the radio hit “With You” got some airplay on MTV. Thanks to college radio, the band had a national reputation as a band to watch, but their maiden major label voyage, toyboatToyBoatTOYBOAT (Epic, 1990) got caught up in the wake of label politics before it had the chance to sink or swim.
Huge thank you to all people who listened
Over the years!