Singer-songwriter, keys man and producer Oli Rockberger left his London roots at the tender age of 19 to attend Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music on a Full Scholarship. The road then led him to NY, where he lived for 10 years, sharing stages and studios with artists like Carly Simon, John MayerLevon Helm, Common and Gloria Gaynor, and with iconic Jazz/Soul/R&B instrumentalists including Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Nathan East, Chris 'Daddy' Dave, Will Lee and Randy Brecker.  Oli relocated to London last year after joining the touring band of prodigious UK songstress Laura Mvula (keys/vox), with highlights to date including Glastonbury Main Stage, Jools Holland, The Lincoln Center, Afropunk NY and The Barbican wi/London Symphony Orchestra. As a solo artist, Oli recently released "Sovereign"his 4th studio album to date - on leading London based indie label Whirlwind Recordings, following on from his acclaimed "Old Habits". Other recent collaborations include, Becca Stevens, Richard Spaven, Jordan Rakei and Louis Cole while current work includes pre-production on a new solo album in addition to co-writing and recording with other artists on both sides of the pond. See below for tour dates. 

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Press...

"Polished, inventive stuff from singer-songwriter-pianist Rockberger....there's a warmth and knowingness to songs that tell of letting go and looking forward, sentiments buoyed by Rockberger's tenor vocals and deft arrangements.."

★★★★ The Evening Standard

" A truly irresistible voice. With Sovereign Rockberger successfully succeeds in melding elements of pop, soul, blues, country, rock and jazz and the resulting live-in-the-studio album is nothing less than enchanting. "

★★★★ All About Jazz

"Sovereign confirms Rockberger’s status as a songwriter of great style and substance"

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Photo Credits: Rob Blackham

Photo Credits: Rob Blackham

Upcoming....

>Dec 11-14, Album Recording wi/Richard Spaven feat, Jordan Rakei, Rob Mullarkey, Stuart McCallum @ Real World Studios

>Dec 31st, Afropunk J'burg              wi/Laura Mvula

Recent...

>Nov 17 wi/Laura Mvula @ Pizza Express Holborn 

>Nov 15/16 wi/Becca Stevens @ Ronnie Scott's 

> Nov 14 wi/SOVEREIGN EFG London Jazz Festival @ Pizza Express Dean Street 

 

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Additional recording/performing credits include....

Common, Steve Jordan, David Ryan Harris, Nathan East, Judy Collins, Billy Cobham, Jackie De Shannon, Larry Grenadier, Gregoire Maret, Eric Harland,       Troy Miller, Jef Lee Johnson, Les McCann, Chuck Loeb, Christine Tobin, Ari Hest, Ben Taylor, John Forte, Charlie Hunter, Mark Giuliana, Hiram Bullock, Donna Lewis,  Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, Rebecca Ferguson, Matt Pierson, Phil Ramone, Carly Simon. John Mayer, Levon Helm, Steve Gadd, Charlotte OC, Jordan Rakei, Matt Cusson, Greg Trooper, Terrane, Christina Courtin, Ryan Scott, Femi Temowo, Chris Velan, Iestyn Polson, Jesse Harris, Chrissi Poland, Jodie Abacus, Will Lee, Willie Nile, Mike Scott, Bob Reynolds,, Aaron Comess, Tony Scherr, Fridolijn, Caroline Chevin, Doug Wamble, Lizzy Cuesta   

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  CONTACT

      press: Emma Perry PR  

    label: Whirlwind Recordings

     all other inquiries: Management

 UPCOMING SHOWS

     >Nov 14, EFG London Jazz Festival wi/Oli Rockberger - Sovereign + guests

              >Nov 15 & 16, Ronnie  Scotts wi/Becca Stevens        

               >Nov 17, Pizza Express (Holborn) wi/Laura Mvula            

  >Dec 31, Afropunk Fest JBurg wi/Laura Mvula