Bringing funkrock back into fashion – Rising soul musician Jo Oliver amazes in his latest releases
As a multi-instrumentalist, guitarist, producer and songwriter, there’s little Jo Oliver has yet to master.
There’s a dearth of artists in the music industry today who can seemingly “do it all”. Jo Oliver is one of those characters who has managed to capture the imagination of fans around the world with its unique “mix of styles” that is, not having a musical niche per se, but having a fluency and experience in a variety of different genres. His music combines the spirit of soul with the groove of funk and the energy of rock. His often thoughtful lyrics deal with subjects like gratitude, like his recent release titled “Shine On (you)”, or they ask the audience about social evolutions. For example, his song “Respect Don’t Panic” calls for respectful interaction with each other and contains a strong message against the growing division within society.
His latest release, “Isolation Has No Good Vibration,” was inspired by news of people in isolation living their lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The lonely death of a loved one was the real trigger for Jo Oliver to write this song. Jo has also finished all the songs for a full album, it just needs to be produced bit by bit. He usually plays all the instruments himself, while singing the backing vocals in addition to being the lead vocalist (sometimes also using a vocalist for dynamic range). As someone dedicated to the art of creating great music, he also does arranging, recording, mixing and mastering on his own, while writing and producing songs for other artists. also !
Jo intends to release 3 more songs as soon as possible. “Take The Right Exit” will be about the difficulty of making the right decisions in life, while “Let The Shadows Fly Away” will be about letting negative emotions from the past be drawn out while facing the present. Finally, “Imagine You Were A Refugee” will focus on the war in Ukraine, while containing overtones of the war in Syria.
Go to https://www.jooliver.net/english/newsletter-sign-up/ to learn more about the artist and find out more about his discography. Feel free to contact Jo Oliver via the email address provided below to schedule interviews and collaborate, and be sure to follow him on social media via the links provided.
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Jo Olivier has been making music for many years, earning him a respectable reputation among artists and fans of soul and rock music in particular. Having used to giving guitar lessons and doing jingle productions, Jo has also written editorials for music magazines while gaining experience as a session musician and music producer. He also wrote textbooks and published his works as a freelance music publisher. His latest goal is to release a full album and his long-term goal is to be able to live from his heart and soul, which is his music.