Jo Oliver (Soul-Rock Artist) - Sänger/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist & Musikproduzent
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Das US-Portal ranker.com setzte den Sänger Jo Oliver auf die Bestenliste des Musik-Genres "Soul-Rock" ("list of best Soul Rock artists/bands").
Seine Debüt-Single "Shine On (You)" landete auf etlichen Playlisten von US- & UK-Radiostationen und in Deutschland landete der vielseitige Künstler (der hier auch alle Instrumente selbst spielt und alles im Alleingang arrangiert, produziert, gemixt und gemastert hat) kurzfristig sogar auf Platz 1 der Amazon Music Charts in der Kategorie "RnB/Soul", auch wenn "Soul-Rock" wohl wesentlich zutreffender wäre - denn der Titel rockt!
Jo Oliver war (unter seinem bürgerl. Namen) jahrelang aktiv für andere Künstler als Komponist, Arrangeur, Musikproduzent, Studiomusiker, Live-Musiker etc. und widmet sich jetzt mit dieser jahrelangen Erfahrung im Gepäck eigenen Songs in einer eingängigen Mischung aus Rock, Soul & Pop
"Awesome artist and awesome song! Thank you!" Bryant C Kiss 104.7 (USA)
"THE ULTIMATE ONE-MAN-BAND! ... AMAZING VOICE" JJKANE Radio-DJ (UK/England)
Hier kann man nicht nur im Musikvideo in die Single "Shine On (You)" von Jo Oliver herein hören, sondern auch die "One-Man-Band" Performance des Multi-Talents genießen...
Hier geht es zum Feature des Soul-Rock-Künstlers beim Jamsphere-Rock-Radio: http://jamsphererockradio.com/?p=1996
Jo Oliver Feature "Artist of the month" bei billboardmusik.com:
Zitat (quote): "“Shine On (You)” is a song that masterfully combines the spirit of Soul music with the power of Rock. It is an impeccable production that shows mastery in putting the right elements in the right place."
by Nova Music
Weitere Jo Oliver Features Fach-Presse international:
Jamsphere Rock Radio:
Zitat: "It’s a little masterpiece to be able to write and perform a song that touches that many genres.Thumbs up!"
Vollständigen Artikel lesen:
Zitat: "... image the sound of this song like “Lenny Kravitz” meets “Queen”."
for the youtube video of "Shine On (You)" please click here
Zitat: "Holy crow! ... Pretty wild & vibrant sound to go with it too on Jo Oliver’s latest single/video for “Shine On (You)” – I dig this guy!"
Zitat: "The song opens with a perfect multi-part harmony that would make the Doobie Brothers proud."
"It is no accident that Jo has the chops to pull off complex progressive rock arrangements. He has had a long career working as a professional musician and producer..."
Zitat: "WOW, Jo Oliver surprised me! A very interesting sound!"
Die Radio-Version (Radio-Edit) von "Respect Don't Panic!" findest du hier:
Zitat: "The song’s strongest moments comes with the lovely and powerful vocal talents from Jo Oliver. Punchy drums, tinkling pianos, and powered guitars played by the artist himself shows how passionate and complex his love for music is."
Zitat: "As the video makes clear Jo Oliver is a solo act that is able to fill the same sonic space as a full band playing all the instruments himself, a rarity in this age of studio tricks and sampling. The result is a song that bridges generic gaps, it has enough rock muscle so that you can’t ignore it.."
by Dave Franklin / music blog "dancingaboutarchitecture.info"
Zitat: " “Shine On (You)” – an impressive aptitude for soulful rock-writing - Jo Oliver is an independent Soul-Rock artist with many years of musical experience and the ability to write catchy melodies and combining them with rock hard hooks and thundering...
... Jo Oliver isn’t here to bury modern music, but to praise it, or at least to place it in the greater continuum of rock and soul. Obviously, proudly traditionalist musically, Oliver is also a progressive forward-thinker. ...
... Showing an impressive aptitude for soulful rock-writing, “Shine On (You)” is filled with thundering rhythms, crunchy hard-nosed guitars, sweet harmonies, resonant vocals and soaring choruses. With the combination of enticing vocal deliveries and groovy instrumentals throughout, this is unquestionably a joyous track which is constantly eager to please." Vollständigen Artikel lesen - read more
Zitat: "To call Jo Oliver a talented musician is an understatement. ...our hero was able to create this highly enjoyable masterpiece... Aside from that, Jo sings his butt off throughout, showcasing boisterous vocals and exhilarating lyrical content revolving around appreciating that one person that makes life worth living. ...
If you aren’t motivated to shine, shine, shine after listening to this song, you have to get your ears checked, checked, checked!"
Zitat: ... "Shine On (You) has a charming groove and strong electric guitar overtones. Oliver is able to add a soulful essence to the melody with an enthralling vocal performance." ... "Shine On (You) is a captivating rock-soul song that embellishes Jo Oliver’s musical genius."
Zitat: "Jo Oliver is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist offering up a hook-heavy sound that fuses the evolution of rock music with a somewhat more retro pop backdrop, making for something that you recognise fairly quickly as his sound. Shine On thrives on the high energy of the instrumentation and the strength of the key line. The set-up fuses distorted guitars with classic keys and a vibrant drum line, on top of all of which the artist’s characterful leading voice delivers the song and its underlying sentiment with notable power." ... Weiterlesen - Read more
Zitat: "On this track, Oliver plays Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Keyboards. As if that isn’t enough, he also sings Lead and Background harmony vocals. Take all of these elements and
know that the challenge of doing an entire song by oneself is no small feat, then add the factor that the song is actually very good, and you can’t help but be impressed.
Shine On (You) kicks off with a great sounding vocal harmony that leads into a fantastic and satisfying heavy big riff. The verses are very cool and mellow, semi-reminiscent of an overall Pink Floyd vibe."... vollständige Rezension lesen - Read more
Zitat: "Latest single ‘Shine on (You)’ by the wonderful Jo Oliver is truly fantastic."... Weiterlesen - read more
Auszug aus dem Interview bei indieartistgo.com:
3.) Would you rather be on a major label or would you rather stay independent? Why or why not?
In my musical career I had been working with many partners, record companies & publishers and know that working as an independent artist will give me the most freedom to transform my musical ideas in the way I want it and it sounds right to my ears. For example, I am planning to set up a LIVE band for my project and really want to play live. But for many major labels it means just to “fake” playing real instruments on stage while the music in fact is coming from the computer. The majors... Kompletten Artikel lesen - read more
Auszug aus dem Interview bei "thebandcampdiaries":
I love how you manage to render your tracks so personal and organic. Does the melody come first, or do you focus on the beat the most?
As I come from “old school” songwriting, I mostly develop the whole song (including melody and harmonies) first before I even switch on the recording system. On a handheld recorder, I record my song ideas as a first step and listen to them again and again. Sometimes it goes very quick, sometimes it takes a longer time to develop the song so that melody and harmonies really fitsto my ears and everything sounds organic. The whole music is already in my head including what kind of drumbeat should fit the best.
When the songwriting is finished, I start to record a demo version... komplettes Interview lesen - read more
Für alle die die italienische Sprache beherrschen...
Zitat: "Jo Oliver ha un passato come maestro di
chitarra, inoltre ha realizzato jingle e scritto articoli editoriali per riviste musicali.
Nel frattempo, per portare a casa la pagnotta, ha lavorato come musicista (sia dal vivo che da studio) e come produttore musicale"... Weiterlesen - read more
Am 26.01.2018 landete das Musikvideo "Shine On (You)" auf der Startseite der "Showbiz News" als Video Tipp!
Zitate: "Ein solcher Multi-Instrumentalist, Sänger und Musikproduzent ist "Jo Oliver", der radiotaugliche Musikproduktionen quasi im Alleingang aus dem Hut zaubern kann."
"Mit dem Titel "Shine On (You)" legt er einen echten Ohrwurm vor mit aufwändigem Satzgesang, souligen Grooves und rockigen Gitarren-Riffs."
Auszug aus dem Interview:
Opener: "In my musical career I had been working with many partners, record companies & publishers and know that working as an independent artist will give me the most freedom to transform my musical ideas in the way I want it and it sounds right to my ears."
Tell us about yourself and what you do
I have been making a living from music in the widest sense for many years. ... komplettes Interview lesen
VÖ am 26.04.2018 (Wenn es unter unten stehendem Link nicht mehr auf der Blog-Startseite erscheint, bitte unter "older" stöbern...)
Zitat: "Overall, this is a fine piece of funk rock from a highly talented and versatile singer songwriter, who is able to bring his artistic vision into reality with just his own abilities."
Zitat: "A German born multi-instrumentalist that has produced, written and performed music for so many different releases..." Mehr Infos / read more
Zitat: ... "The world could use more artists like Jo Oliver, in-order to make our pop-rock stations more susceptible to uplifting, delightful melodies and tracks with plenty of heart and soul held within."... vollständigen Artikel lesen - read more
https://open.spotify.com/album/11rtuWz0Mse4pEfGcsaBQW ("Shine On You")
http://www.listenspotify.com/en/spotify-playlist/7127 (Power of Love playlist)
http://www.listenspotify.com/en/spotify-playlist/7128 (Soul-Rock Playlist)
Playlist “the power of love”: