Shane O’Mara is an Australian musician, record producer, and guitarist. He has worked with Stephen Cummings, Chris Wilson, Rebecca Barnard, Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, and The Audreys. He has won two ARIA Awards for Best Original Soundtrack Album and three ARIA Awards for Best Blues and Roots Album. Shane shares guitar duties for Satellite Train with Randy Jacobs, who also played guitars with Paul Kelly.
O’Mara grew up in Melbourne, Australia and began his musical career in the early 1980s, playing in various bands around Melbourne. In 1989, he joined Stephen Cummings’ band, Lovetown. He remained with Cummings until 1992, when he left to form his own band, Rebecca’s Empire. Rebecca’s Empire released two albums, Way of All Things (1996) and Welcome (1999). The band disbanded in 2000.
In 2001, O’Mara joined Paul Kelly’s band. In 2005, O’Mara produced The Audreys’ debut album, Between Last Night and Us. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it won the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album in 2006. O’Mara also produced The Audreys’ second album, When the Flood Comes (2008), which also won the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album.
In addition to his work with Satellite Train and The Audreys, O’Mara has also worked as a record producer for a number of other artists, including Rebecca Barnard, Tim Rogers, and Professor Ratbaggy. He has also composed music for film and television.
O’Mara is a talented musician and record producer. He has won numerous awards for his work, and he is known for his unique and innovative sound. He is a respected figure in the Australian music industry, and he continues to make significant contributions to Australian music.