While preparing to move back to his London roots after ten years living in NY, keys man, singer, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger assembled some of his favorite musicians to join him on a new recording. Sessions took place around flights to and from the UK in his final stretch as a full-time New Yorker, and it was amidst the uncertainty and excitement of embarking on this new chapter, through the sweat of packing boxes and hatching new plans, that Sovereign was born. Oli called on some trusted alliances from his previous album Old Habits in Jordan Perlson (drums), Jordan Scannella (bass), John Shannon (guitar) and co-producer Chris Abell, and also on some more recent ones in Ryan Scott (guitar), Owen Biddle (bass), Zach Danziger (drums/programming/additional production) and Hannah Read (background vocals), With his feet planted firmly on UK soil, Oli brings Sovereign home, looking ahead to his forthcoming UK Oct tour & Oct 20 record release in partnership with leading London based indie label Whirlwind Recordings.

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During his time in the US, Oli shared studios & stages with acclaimed singer-songwriters Carly Simon, Jesse Harris, John Mayer, Levon Helm, Judy Collins and Gloria Gaynor, and with iconic Jazz/Soul/R&B instrumentalists Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Nathan East, Will Lee, Chris 'Daddy' Dave, and Randy Brecker. Now based in London, for the last year Oli has been a member of prodigious UK songstress Laura Mvula's touring band, with highlights including Glastonbury Main Stage, Jools Holland, The Lincoln Center, Afropunk NY and The Barbican wi/London Symphony Orchestra, Other recent collaborations include  Becca Stevens, Richard Spaven, Jordan Rakei, Louis Cole, Terrane, Hannah Read and Fridolijn. 

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'SOVEREIGN' London Album Launch Oct 19/20 @ Pizza Express Holborn-BOOK NOW 

FULL LIST OF UPCOMING SHOWS HERE                                    

Photo Credits: Rob Blackham

Photo Credits: Rob Blackham

 Upcoming selects...

>Oct, 18th, The Jazz Bar (EDI)     Oli Rockberger 'Sovereign'   wi/Hannah Read, Giorgio Serci, Marijus Aleksa, Michael Janisch    

>Oct 19/20, Pizza Exp (Holborn) Oli Rockberger "Sovereign'     ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS              wi/Hannah Read, Giorgio Serci, Marijus Aleksa, Michael Janisch

>Oct 23 Ropetackle (Shoreham) Oli Rockberger 'Sovereign'   wi/Hannah Read, Giorgio Serci, Marijus Aleksa, Michael Janisch,

 

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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

>Oct 18, TheJazz Bar (Edinburgh) wi/Oli Rockberger - Sovereign

        >Oct 19 & 20, Pizza Express (Holborn) Sovereign ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS  

                                                 >Oct 23, Ropetackle Arts ( Shoreham)  wi/Oli Rockberger - Sovereign                                                 

  >Oct 30, Slaughtered Lamb wi/Hannah Read

     >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