About

Artist Name:
Olio
Country:
United States
State:
California
Tags:
Band, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Singer
Genre:
Multi-Genre
Bands:
Olio
Personal Website:
Bio:

Power-packed Rock/Funk/Pop Trio from Los Angeles. Influenced by the legends who came before us and supported by the fans they created.

Electricity fills the room when a musician or group of musicians express themselves from their core, releasing a huge amount of energy. When the audience gives that energy right back, it's intoxicating and addictive. Something really special happens and the sum is much greater than the individual parts and an authentic connection is made between the band and audience...

Power-packed Rock/Funk/Pop Trio from Los Angeles. Influenced by the legends who came before us and supported by the fans they created.

Electricity fills the room when a musician or group of musicians express themselves from their core, releasing a huge amount of energy. When the audience gives that energy right back, it's intoxicating and addictive. Something really special happens and the sum is much greater than the individual parts and an authentic connection is made between the band and audience. A moment is shared that is forever remembered and cherished. Today there is so much talk about how a lot of new music is lifeless and boring, especially at the concerts. The music is sometimes programmed and made into backing tracks. Nothing played live except the vocals, well...sometimes even that's pre-recorded. Where have all the true artists gone? We believe there is a resurgence of live music. Real music played by people that truly give everything they have to the music they make. We believe in the energy and love that live music brings to everyone involved. Olio was inspired by rock legends that made music in the moment without the help of computers and backing tracks. It's our responsibility to continue this inspired tradition. Sharing moments with you, the fan, that can only happen at a live show. This is what we do...it is who we are.
2015 has been busy with shows promoting their UNTITLED album and returning to the studio to work on new material for a 2016 release. The first single should debut in late Fall.

You can still catch the band doing shows for their "Back In The Van Tour" playing concerts internationally to support their latest full length album Untitled released in 2014. A follow-up project, after their time with recording legend Eddie Kramer, who produced the band’s last two EP’s, Comeback Kings & the yet to be released France Sessions.

Olio was on the road in the U.S. the summer of 2013 for their “Comeback Kings Tour” playing a successful string of dates. Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and cities in between in June and Scottsdale, Austin, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Columbus, Philadelphia, NYC, DC, Kill Devil Hills and Atlanta in July and August. 5 weeks, 11,000 miles and 30 shows!

On December 18, 2012 Olio released the Comeback Kings EP produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Santana, Woodstock, Kiss, Frampton, Robert Randolph, Grace Potter). This session was born from a project at Loyola Marymount University where Eddie and the band recorded their first single together "Hello/Goodbye". This prompted a new relationship so the band & Eddie could finish an EP. Before the project was done, Eddie needed a band to do a session in France for a Recording Workshop for some of the worlds top young Producers.

So Olio got on a plane and while there, they laid down the foundation tracks for the France Sessions EP. More importantly they wrote two new songs while there. One of which is "Rich People Problems" which Eddie loved and had the band record it immediately! old school style, no click track, just push record and go! The song is now a staple in the live shows and shows the raw energy of the band as well as their groovesmanship. the second song "Round & Round" can be heard on their 2014 release "Untitled."

2011 is what kind of started all of this good fortune. Olio won the Emerging Artist Competition held by Rusty’s on the Santa Monica Pier. They were the only band to play the Twilight Dance Series twice in one summer, opening for Dawes with Jackson Browne in front of a crowd of several thousand music lovers. Shortly there after bassist Kelley Hill joined the band and they have been non-stop ever since.

Other accolades include the celebrated release of their 2010 single “Get It Good” following the success of the 2009 11 song album “Living The Dream.” The songs are dynamic ranging from the nylon stringed sweetness of “Completely Beautiful” about the profound impact of becoming a parent (received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 West Coast Songwriters International Competition) to a hard rock/rap collab that already has 20,000 NJ Devils fans shouting “Here We Go” at the Prudential Center. Their homage to the mamacita de futbol aka “Soccer Mom” inspired one impassioned UK critic to call them “sexist and subtle as a sledghammer.” (Olio still thinks Benny Hill, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais are funny) The sound created is rich and packs a punch reminiscent of the John Mayer Trio while thematically aiming for Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”

To experience Olio only on recording is like Vader without the Darth. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 3 hours, the energy generated by these three could power a small town (or even the lesser known planet Zeta-Reticulan5). So, maybe the question isn’t Who or What is Olio but rather When and Where?