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Oliviero

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I am a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and sonic adventurer who makes an idiosyncratic brand of experimental-folk and folk-rock music both solo and/or with a band that is often described as cinematic and is compared to the likes of Andrew Bird, The National, Fleet Foxes, Feist and Sigur Ros. I have a love for lush layers of sound and visceral textures that I use to ornament songwriting built on the foundation of real-life mentor David Wilcox and the recordings of Neil Young, Rufus Wainwright and Patty Griffin, to name a few.

In performances, I strive to create an evening for my audience that is emotional, thought provoking and aurally stimulating. Taking a cue from Pete Seeger and his ethos that everyone should sing, I try to involve the audience in background harmonies or sing-along choruses. I also use some subtle live looping to create beds of sound to cradle songs of introspection. [+]
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