Members

Members of Obscurley

Clint Warren: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards

Clint Warren - Singer
Clint Warren – Singer

Clint Warren is an African musician, singer, and award-winning music Producer. He served as the singer and lead guitarist of the alt-rock band Semantic from 2000 – 2019 before forming Obscurley. Clint was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 7, 1984, where he began his career as a child actor and model appearing in several South African TV series in the 1980s and 1990s including Pumpkin Patch (1988), Zet (1990s) and Zap Mag (1990s). His family immigrated to Florida, USA in 1995 followed by his cousins Dean Israelite and Jason Xenopoulos. After 9/11, he enlisted in the Marines, serving for more than three years before being medically discharged after he suffered several injuries. His interest in music reemerged while attending VA discharge classes with actor Adam Driver at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in 2004 who had also been injured.

While being stationed in Yuma, AZ, Warren studied Musical Theater at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ and joined The Antaeus Company in Los Angeles where he performed in many Tony Award-winning productions. In 2004 Warren graduated from NAU with a bachelor’s degree in theater and music theory. In 2007, Warren returned to Florida to pursue a career in modeling and signed to The Green Agency while studying law at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami (UM).

After graduating from law school, Warren joined the US Peace Corps where he was posted in Albania from 2014 – 2016. Following his return to the States, Warren signed to Nine9 and became a model for Salty Dog Paddle appearing on amazon and several print publications. Outside of Obscurley, Warren is a member of the Recording Academy and has received several awards for Music Production. He is currently working with Angelic Noise, Dominic DeLaney, Andii Styron, Shaun Welgemoed, Stormakastorm, and several other artists who have been nominated by the recording academy for awards.

Warren’s vocal influences are David Bowie, Louis Armstrong, Chris Isaak, Aaron Barrett, Syd Barrett, Dicky Barrett, Fred Durst, Adam Yauch, and Everlast.

Sultry Samurai: Backing Vocals

Sultry Samurai - Backup Singer
Sultry Samurai – Backup Singer

Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Samurai is a rapper, alt-model, and award-winning Music Producer. Samurai began her musical career in Akron, Ohio. With her Michigan-styled quick and sultry-sounding rhymes, Samurai entertained audiences after bartending shifts at local dive bars throughout her twenties and gained the stage name “Sultry Samurai.” In 2014 Samurai relocated from Ohio to Florida to pursue her modeling career as a tattoo model. In Florida, a watersports brand called Salty Dog Paddle cast Samurai in the organization’s clothing and apparel line and featured her on amazon and in several print publications. In 2018 Samurai appeared as a guest on Good Morning America as a representative for the organization and appeared on various major news outlets in connection with a news story about a dog the organization rescued from a tragic situation, which became the charity’s mascot.

The following year, in 2019 Samurai played a stand-up paddler on Radio.com and 104.3 The Shark’s Internet television show – Career Day with Spanish and appeared in a nationally broadcast TV commercial for West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. That same year, after winning a “Battle of the Music Producers” contest Samurai became a Music Producer for Innerstate Records and relocated to Portland, Oregon where the Label is based. Samurai is currently working with several award-winning artists including Weege/880 South, Rodo, Backman, Reddtaughtya / BeatKing under the Label.

Samurai’s vocal influences are Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Rey, Karen O, Natalie Bergman, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, and Florence Welch.

Tyler McGrath: Lead Guitar

Tyler McGrath - Guitarist
Tyler McGrath – Guitarist

The only Pacific Northwest native in the Group, Tyler grew up in Washington State on Grunge music like Nirvana and Sound Garden and thinks that band bio’s are lame. He’s one of the best guitarists we’ve ever seen.

Andy LaFlamme: Drums

Andy LaFlamme Drummer
Andy LaFlamme – Drums

Master timekeeper, Andy LaFlamme was born in 1987 and spent his formative years in Whitefield Maine. Beginning with classical drum and percussion instruction at the age of 7, and later studying music at the Erskine Academy in Maine under the coaching of John Foss, who previously played trumpet with The Beach Boys, music and percussion has been a lifelong passion for LaFlamme. He studied jazz drumming for several years in Augusta Maine and after moving to Oregon in the late 2000’s he has played with a number of bands including The Schumman Frequencies, Kalico, and Ace Chemicals. Following the lifting of covid restrictions in Oregon, Andy was recruited to take the throne as the group’s permanent drummer in late 2021.

Roya Hellbender: Bass

Roya Hellbender Bassist
Roya Hellbender – Bassist

Roya spent her whole life as an author and artist, before finally becoming a musician in 2012. Her involvement in Portland’s music scene started with being crew and management for a band, and she ended up taking the stage herself mostly by a strange twist of fate. She has since played in several bands and opened for national acts such as Hell’s Belles and Jennie Vee.
She has too many favorite bands to count, and discovers new favorite music all the time, but Nightwish has had the number one spot since 2007. Besides music, her biggest interests are books and cats, and she has a youtube channel dedicated to book reviews.