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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Can't Stand The Rain - Oli Brown Band

Late 2002 saw Oli pick up a guitar for the first time. Two and a half years later at age of 15 he was invited to America as the guest of American Blues band Blinddog Smokin’. This first trip saw Oli on the same stage as Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal.

In 2008 Oli was signed to the German Blues label, Ruf Records. Thomas Ruf flew into the UK to see Oli perform and signed him on the spot.

Oli’s debut album, OPEN ROAD, was recorded and released in 2008 and received great reviews across the UK and Europe. It was voted the No. 2 Blues album of 2008 by readers of Blues Matters! magazine and it still rides high in the Blues Charts.

The Oli Brown Band was the only UK act to be selected for the 2008 International Blues Convention in Memphis.

While in Memphis Oli was asked by John Fry (the owner of Ardent Studios) to go in and record a live session for them - this session received 1.3 million hits in three weeks. (Ardent Studios have recorded and mixed albums for The White Stripes, Isaac Hayes, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M, The Raconteurs, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King...amongst many others.)
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  1. Hey Bman, is Oli touring North America this year? West Coast included? Thanks for the clip. Keep up the great work. Love your site/FaceBook!

  2. Not scheduled as of this time.

    Thanks pal!