Obadiah Eaves is a composer, sound designer, and audio artist whose genre-hopping creations have earned multiple awards and critical acclaim for their eclectic yet distinct style and their emotional depth. His work incorporates exceptionally catchy, whimsical ear-worms, intricate and sophisticated dramatic compositions, and evocative, dimensional sound effect panoramas.
Obadiah’s commercial jingles and scores have aired on Nickelodeon, Discovery, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, A&E, Noggin, Bravo, The Style Channel, and the broadcast networks. He also created channel IDs and channel design for the HBO Family Channel. He has appeared as a session violinist, mandolinist, guitarist, bassist, thigh-slapper, toe-tapper, and whistler in many film, television, and theatrical scores.
Since 2007, Obadiah has worked with Fisher-Price Toys on the development of music and sound effects for toys, including properties like Thomas The Tank Engine, Dora The Explorer, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters.
In the world of live entertainment, he has created scores and soundscapes for the original productions of plays by such writers as Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, David Mamet, Eric Bogosian, John Patrick Shanley, and Suzan-Lori Parks. His compositions and sound designs have been heard on Broadway in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Shining City, Saint Joan, Harvey, The Country House, The Assembled Parties, A Life In The Theatre, Collected Stories, Accent On Youth, and Come Back, Little Sheba, in addition to countless Off-Broadway and regional productions. He has collaborated with directors Daniel Sullivan, Scott Ellis, Michael Greif, Robert Falls, Mark Brokaw, Tina Landau, Woody Allen, Lynne Meadow, and Jo Bonney, among many others, as well as with guitarist Bill Frisell on his score for Broadway’s Saint Joan and rock musician Stew (Broadway’s Passing Strange) on several theatrical ventures.
Obadiah played the electric violin in the band Big Hair and performed with them throughout the 1990s, including showcases at the New Music Seminar, CMJ Music Festival, and the Foundations Hard Music Convention. Big Hair released two nationally distributed CDs and three 7” EPs.