“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. London born NY based Rockberger has appeared live/on recordings alongside Levon Helm, Gloria Gaynor, Jesse Harris, John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Chris "Daddy" Dave with Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge, Nathan East, Jackie De Shannon, Steve Gadd and Les McCann. His songs have been covered by a diverse group of artists which includes two time BBC Jazz Award- winning vocalist/pianist Liane Carroll, US Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry, Columbia recording artist Marc Sway, legendary David Letterman show bassist Will Lee, and multi-grammy winning trumpeter/composer Randy Brecker (with whom he has also appeared at NYC's famed Blue Note and toured internationally). In 2013, Rockberger released his sophomore solo album "Old Habits", co-produced alongside 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" and was also named Jazz FM's album of the week (Feb '13), culminating in appearances at the UK's prestigious London Jazz and Love Supreme Festival. Current work includes co-producing forthcoming albums by UK born US based song stylists Cariad Harmon and Alex Berger, preparing to release the 3rd studio album with his collaborative trio Mister Barrington, in addition to work on a new solo EP. Upcoming solo artist highlights include opening for famed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne at the Budarz Theatre November 21st, and a performance at London's renowned 606 Jazz Club Dec 15th as part of a run of UK dates.