Oli Rockberger is a London based Songwriter,Producer and Keys/Vox man.
After graduating Berklee College of Music on a Full Scholarship, Oli went on to live and work in NY for 10 years, where he built a strong reputation as a versatile and in-demand keys man, with credits including; Carly Simon, John Mayer, Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Chris Dave, Steve Jordan, Nathan East, Jesse Harris, Levon Helm, Gloria Gaynor and as a member of Grammy Award winning trumpeter & composer Randy Brecker's touring band. Whilst in NY, Oli formed the forward-thinking electronic project Mister Barrington alongside Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle, releasing 3 albums together, and described by Electronic Musician “..like Stevie Wonder spinning soul tales over programming by Flying Lotus or Squarepusher”. During this same period, Oli released two solo albums, “Old Habits” & “Sovereign”, which received a strong reception in the UK, leading to Jazz FM A-Playlisting, and appearances at the London Jazz and Love Supreme festivals, establishing him as a “songwriter of great style and substance” (The Arts Desk).
In 2016, Oli returned to his London roots, in part to join the touring band of multi-award winning artist Laura Mvula, with whom he has toured extensively for the last few years, with some highlights including: Glastonbury Main Stage, Jules Holland, Afropunk (London, NY, Jo'Berg), The Lincoln Center and with the London Symphony Orchestra. Other recent credits include Louis Cole, Becca Stevens, Richard Spaven and Jordan Rakei.
Oli's latest collection, the self-produced 'Terra Firma', is a powerful blend of modern folk and soul with an ambient & electronic sensibility, reminiscent of recent work by James Blake, Bon Iver and Bibio. Inspired in part by the rich collaborations since his move back home, the EP establishes Oli as an important emerging writer/producer on the UK's burgeoning creative music scene, with other recent/upcoming credits including projects alongside; China Moses, Shawn Escoffery, Jordan Rakei, Femi Temowo, La Sharvu, Marijus Alexa's Maps, Richard Spaven and Terrane.
Follow up Ep's are in the works for Oct '19 and spring of '20.
Visit olirockberger.com for more info.