Thomas Oliver represents the openness of the mind and the heart, both as a musician and as a human. He touches people's lives in all corners of the globe as he draws a connection between various forms of music that could otherwise be considered polar opposites, and he invites people into an artistic perspective which is entirely unique. His warm demeanour and story-telling on stage are as much a part of his musical identity as his unmistakable falsetto-singing range or his world-renowned touch on the lap- slide guitar, or his celebrated vocal contributions to the genre of Drum & Bass music (for which he is currently a finalist for the Best Vocalist Award at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards (with the winner still to be announced). Thomas Oliver is the epitome of the term, “one-of-a-kind”.
Produced in Berlin and recently announced for release on March 6th, 2020, full-length album, The Brightest Light, is a colourful and dynamic journey through Soul, Roots, RnB and Folk, and Oliver's distinctive perspective on the world around him. The first single (released in October), Bulgarian Mountains, has captured the hearts of many, including the millions of Bulgarians who have seen any of the numerous pieces across the biggest television stations in the country, telling Thomas's story and the story behind the song, inspired by a chance meeting with a Bulgarian girl in Amsterdam named Martina.
First and foremost, Thomas Oliver is a singer-songwriter, and for his songwriting he was awarded the most prestigious songwriting award in his home country of New Zealand (the APRA Silver Scroll Award – Song Of The Year) in 2016, for his hit, If I Move To Mars, from his last studio album titled Floating In The Darkness, which debuted at #6 on the Official New Zealand Music Charts.
“One of New Zealand’s most talented musicians.” - Ambient Light
“One of New Zealand’s best musicians.” - Pip Squeaks Music
The start of 2020 will see more new music from The Brightest Light, until its release on March 6th, with full-band touring across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.