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 everything from exceptionally catchy, whimsical ear-worms to sophisticated and intricate dramatic compositions.
Obadiah’s commercial jingles and scores have aired on Nickelodeon, Discovery, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, A&E, Noggin, and the broadcast networks, mostly recently in the form of the opening theme for Nickelodeon’s NickMom On. He also created the 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 theater scores.
In the world of live entertainment, Obadiah has created music and soundscapes for the original productions of plays by such writers as Woody Allen, David Mamet, Eric Bogosian, Ethan Coen, and Suzan-Lori Parks. His composing and sound design talents were recruited by Broadway producers for The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Shining City, Harvey, 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, amongst many others, as well as with the rock musician Stew (Broadway’s Passing Strange) on the recordings of his scores for The Total Bent and several other theatrical ventures.
Since 2007, Fisher Price Toys has entrusted Obadiah with the development of music and sound for top-selling properties like Dora The Explorer, Thomas The Tank Engine, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters.
Obadiah played the electric violin in the band Big Hair and performed with them throughout the nineteen-nineties, 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.