London-born keys man, singer, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger has performed and/or recorded alongside Carly Simon, John Mayer, Steve Gadd, Jesse Harris, Levon Helm, Randy Brecker, Gloria Gaynor, Steve Jordan, Judy Collins, Nathan East, Becca Stevens, Louis Cole and Chris Dave And The Drumhedz amongst many others, while current work includes performing as a member of the prodigious, multi-award winning songstress Laura Mvula's touring band (keys/vox). Meanwhile as a solo artist, Oli will be following up his acclaimed 2013 release Old Habits with Sovereign, his eagerly anticipated 4th studio album, to be released on leading independent UK record label Whirlwind Oct 20th '17.
"Powerful, melodic crossover jazz singer-songwriter with improvisatory flare...."
“(Old Habits) is a monument to be relished in the border territory of jazz and pop"
"This is definitely pop music at its most creative"
"Oli can conjure up echoes of Randy Newman, Todd Rundgren and Peter Gabriel, yet still inhabit a sound world all of his own.."
>July 2, Love Supreme (Gynde) wi/Laura Mvula
>July 8th, North Sea (Rotterdam) wi/Laura Mvula
>July 14, Conertgebouw (Ams) wi/Fridolijn
>July 16th, Afropunk Fest (Paris) wi/Laura Mvula
>July 18th, Nice Jazz Fest wi/Laura Mvula
>July 21, Barbican (London) wi/Laura Mvula + LSO
>Oct 12, Soundcellar (Poole) wi/Oli Rockberger SOVEREIGN
>Oct 18, TheJazz Bar (Edinburgh) wi/Oli Rockberger SOVEREIGN
>Oct 20, Pizza Express (Holborn) wi/Oli Rockberger SOVEREIGN Album Launch Show
>Oct 21, Pizza Express (Holborn) wi/Oli Rockberger SOVEREIGN Album Launch show
>Dec 31, Afropunk Fest JBurg wi/Laura Mvula