From left to right: Tony Barilla, Jeff McDonald, Matt Harlan,Steve Candelari, Rodney Chinelliott

About OddKnee

OddKnee is a Houston based entertainer making his debut appearance on Valentine's day at Khon's bar February 14th, 2015.

Someone described the musical style of OddKnee as the best combination of Xanadu and a vacuum cleaner yet achieved. Mixing the best of 80's underground new wave with rabble-rousing rock and roll, OddKnee understands what it means to be fun.


Rodney Chinelliott- Singer/Songwriter Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Tony Barilla- Co-Composer/Bass, Matt Harlan- Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Steve Candelari- Drums Jeff McDonald-Synths and Lights.

Rodney Chinelliott aka OddKnee (Singer/Songwriter; lead/rhythm guitar) brings the band towards a rousing, anything goes, fast paced free-for-all. Rodney, originally from Detroit, has played and toured with many bands, such as Daniel Johnston, Butthole Surfers and J.W. Americana to name a few. Rodney is also the founder of IFLM Records, LLC., also based in Houston.

Tony Barilla (Bass/Co-Composer) has musical roots that are deep and international. Currently, he is composing background songs for This American Life and co-composer for the band Merel and Tony.

Jeff McDonald (Synths and Lights) is the noise-maker in the band. When somebody asked him what he plays in the band, his answer was "I play the vacuum cleaner." Jeff is also partner in IFLM Records, LLC. and is one hell of an engineer.

Adding Matt Harlan (Lead/Rhythm Guitars) to the group is like adding ice cream to apple pie. His understated style adds depth to even the most simplest of songs. Matt is also a career musician as a singer/songwriter and has toured and played with the best of them.

Steve Candaleri (Drummer) is one h-h-heck of a drummer. A veritable timepiece of flesh and bones. A drummers drummer. Plays in an award winning Beatles cover band Beetle, Led Zep cover band Von Hindenburg, and original music Houston based band Iron Skillet.

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Upcoming Shows

  • July 12, 2016 - Houston, TX – The Nightingale Room
  • July 26, 2016 - Portland, OR – Panic Room

Watch on YouTube

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Single availble on Spotify and iTunes.


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