“Oli can conjure up echoes of – Randy Newman, Todd Rundgren and Peter Gabriel - yet still inhabit a sound world all of his own” - Jazzwise (UK)
Whether you first discover singer/songwriter & pianist Oli Rockberger through his work as a solo artist, producer/arranger, studio keys sideman, or as 1/3 of acclaimed band/production team Mister Barrington, you will be sure to find a distinctive musical voice running through the rich and varied work he does. Rockberger, who divides his time between NY and his native London, has appeared live/on recordings alongside Levon Helm, Gloria Gaynor, Jesse Harris, John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Chris "Daddy" Dave wi/Robert Glasper, Nathan East, Jackie De Shannon, Judy Collins, Charlie Hunter, Steve Gadd and Les McCann. His songs have been covered by a diverse group of artists which includes US Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry, Columbia recording artist Marc Sway, legendary bassist Will Lee (of David Letterman show fame), and multi-grammy winning trumpeter/composer Randy Brecker, with whom Rockberger has appeared during two week- long residencies at NYC's famed Blue Note, and toured alongside internationally. In 2013, Rockberger released his sophomore solo album "Old Habits", co-produced with Chris Abell (Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile) which was described by London Jazz as a "monument to be relished in the border territory of jazz and pop" . The record was also named Jazz FM's album of the week (Feb '13), culminating in appearances last year at the UK's prestigious London Jazz and Love Supreme festivals. Recent live highlights including sold-out shows in Berlin (A-Trane, Bflat), London (Vortex "Festival of Voice" opening for renowned vocalist/songwriter Christine Tobin), in addition to opening for platinum selling artist Joan Osborne (Ossining NY). Recent production work includes the forthcoming third Mister Barrington album "Can't Turn Back" (alongside Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle), the new EP by award-winning Nashville based singer/songwriter Alex Berger, and the latest release by London born NY based songstress Cariad Harmon (co-produced with Chris Abell and Matt Pierson) whose new self-titled album recently earned 3 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone Music Magazine. Current work includes recording a new solo album, in addition to recording and writing projects for various artists.