"THE ULTIMATE ONE-MAN-BAND! ... AMAZING VOICE" (quotation by JJKANE, Radio-DJ from England) more information
I had my first paid gig (as a guitar player) when I was 14-year-old teenager – only one year after my first guitar lesson. Since then many live gigs and studio sessions have been added. As a guitar player, composer, arranger and producer I can look back on a number of releases (CDs, radio and film music productions), but I have discovered the singing only recently….
“It`s all about song!” The song lies in the main focus of my creative work as an artist.
I try to shape everything else accordingly and support the song. In doing so, I have been writing tracks as I would gladly hear them on the radio myself..:-)
My music is certainly a style mix of rock & pop, funk & soul: it`s a soul-rock!
I am indeed listening to a great many music styles like rock, classic music, jazz and world music, but for sure musicians & bands like Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin, Mother's Finest, Deep Purple, John Miles, Earth Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton / Cream, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Santana etc. had the greatest influence on me (anything that grooves)
Music is my passion! Although I have been making music for a very long time and stood on countless stages, a number of various events have prevented me from advancing my own music project actively over the recent years. Even if – in the broadest sense - I still have to do with music professionally as a publisher and text-book author, I hereby would like to start a project which will pull me away from my desk a bit, fulfill my new-discovered passion for singing and give me more space to play various instruments, which I mainly record by myself in my studio.
Further information on my publishing house & label: www.tunesdayrecords.eu
Gratitude: When being a teenager you tell people around you that you would like to become a professional musician you are not necessarily getting much support for this idea. On the contrary, you are mostly treated with scepticism and reserve. Nevertheless, today I can look back on a lot of assistance of my friends, family and other musicians and I am very grateful for their support and for those many people & colleagues who accompanied and guided me into my musical independence.
Two people are of particular importance for my „Jo Oliver“-project: I would like to thank sincerely my fiancée Magdalena S. for her great support in realization of this project and also our mutual friend Claudia B. for constant bolstering me up - she was the first enthusiastic test listener of my singing performance (demos)!
To carry music in your heart…. Music or rather making music is a great deal more than only exercising, cobbling sounds together and performing a song: It is always a journey into yourself, a contribution to your inner balance, zest for life and growing awareness.
Musik im Herzen tragen... Musik bzw. Musik machen ist weit mehr als üben, Töne zusammenschustern und einen Song vortragen:
Es ist immer auch eine innere Reise zu dir selbst, ein Beitrag zur Ausgeglichenheit, Zufriedenheit, Lebensfreude und Bewusstwerdung! :-)