Monday, 15 April 2013

Oli Brown & His Magical Blues Tunes.

Oli Brown. To many of you that name may not mean anything to you, to some of you however it may strike you that i'm writing about the modern bluesmen Oli Brown born 1989. 

Oli first picked up the guitar at the age of 12 in 2002, clearly talented at it by the age of 15 he was invited to America as the guest of American Blues band Blinddog Smokin'. This first trip saw Oli share the stage with both Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy.

His debut album "Open Road" was released in 2008 to great reviews as well as being rated 2nd Best album of the year by Blues Matters! magazine. After this, his band 'The Oli Brown Band was the ONLY!!!! UK act to be selected for the 2008 International Blues Convention in Memphis. In 2010 Oli Began work on his second album alongside legendary producer, Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, David Bowie, etc), Mike came out of retirement JUST to produce this album. If that however isnt enough to make you listen to "Heads I Win Tails You Lose" (releasedd 2010) I dont know what will make you. 

In 2011 however he was busy touring this album so he didm;t get much studio album but this did not stop him performing alongside John Mayall for 25 gigs. 
Just last year he released his third album to much critical acclaim with "Here I Am" gaining favourable rating all-round, Oli is currently touring this album.  
Still not sure whether to spend those well earned shillings on Oli? Well why not have a look at his awards.
2012 British Blues Awards
Best Young Artist
2011 British Blues Awards
Best Band and Best Album (Heads I Win Tails You Lose)
2010 British Blues Awards
Best Young Artist and Best Male Vocalist 
Awards taken from Oli Browns Own Website :
Still not sure if he's worth it?
If you're still not convinced maybe you should trust these guys.
"A real talent and should have a great career" - Joe Bonamassa
"You've got it man, you've got it going" - Robben Ford
"I am a big fan of this boy" - Walter Trout