Music For A London Life Choice: KELLY OLIVER – Jericho
“Could this be the perfect marriage of musical styles as indicated in The Times’ recent review of Kelly Oliver?
“There was a fine support set too from the promising young singer-guitarist Kelly Oliver, an artist who blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility”.
Traditional elements drawn from Kelly’s Irish background and mesmerising voice, with imaginative fiddle and sonorous backing vocals from one of Folk’s award winning golden boys, Ciaran Algar combined with the ‘indie-pop’ sensibility of Nigel Stonier who has sailed many a song into the charts via BBC playlisting. Nigel’s co writing involvement and passionate production weaves a variety of well placed instrumental motifs into the fabric, with light and shade a plenty, resulting in an energising, positive and rousing modern anthem, projecting the ‘tenacious talk’ from the traditional biblical story of Jericho onto the current musical map.
Jericho is Kelly Oliver’s first single off her second album (album is due for release in the Summer).
Expected release for Jericho is 11th May 2015.
Jericho will be released on Folkstock Records, who have achieved BBC Radio 2 play for their last three releases.”
MFLL was introduced to Kelly Oliver a year ago http://sco.lt/5sFELB and she just keeps on rising! If you love the idea of trad folk with a suggestion of indie-pop,have a listen.It’s certainly got our week off to a rousing start.