Omar Feliciano, a musician and song writer:
Omar Feliciano (born August 16, 1983) guitarist, vocalist & primary songwriter for the indie-rock punk/post/hardcore band The Phoenix Within.
Omar Feliciano was born August 16, 1983 in Passaic, New Jersey but was raised in the Queens New York. Started playing guitar in 2001 during his senior year in John Adams high school thanks to friends who also shared the interest & taught him what they could. He also took some lessons for a while at Alberto’s Music Shop from “Dan the man” in Ozone Park. Played in indie-rock bands such as Threeve, The Company NJ, Winds & Walls.
Omar Feliciano formed The Phoenix Within in the fall of 2012 & decided to record & release material he’d written with the help of Lawrence Turco (a friend & a drummer), Kenny O’Donohue (a friend & a bass player) & Joe Balzano (a friend & lead guitar player).
Omar Feliciano sought out the help of producer Rob Freeman at Audio Pilot Studio in Boonton, New Jersey. With Freeman’s support & influence of melodic leads, production skills, & recording he was able to release the self titled album The Phoenix Within January 1, 2013. David Dones, Freeman’s assistant also helped with backup vocals for Free Myself & lead guitar for Wolves & children on the self titled album, “The Phoenix Within” which is available for download on iTunes. Free Myself also averaged over 50,000 views on Youtube. On September 19, 2013, The Phoenix Within was also featured in the Queens Chronicle’s article, The Phoenix Within spreads its wings.
In 2014 Omar Feliciano & The Phoenix Within released a three track EP for titled The Great Deception which featured musician, song writer, producer & friend Rob Freeman from Hidden in Plain View & The Pilot.