Growing up reading the lyrics and liner notes of dusty old records have left Andy Oliveri nothing but a storyteller. Echoing the spirit of Neil Young and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, he writes simple folk songs with his heart on his sleeve and words from a bared soul. Evident in the stripped back arrangements of tracks such as ‘My Fathers Son’ and ‘What I’m Told’, the fragility in his voice and guitar allow the songs to breathe, with no overblown arrangements to mask the sentiment.
After a succesful run of shows to close the year and a single due through istartedthefire Records in the Spring, Oliveri looks set to be a great force within UK folk in 2012.
Check out a rough 'bedroom' demo of 'Balance Upon a Rope' above and keep an eye on our Facebook page for up to date info.