About Thomas Oliver
Thomas Oliver is a singer-songwriter and awardee of the most prestigious music award in his home country of New Zealand, the APRA Silver Scroll Award for songwriting. Oliver was awarded this prize in 2015 for his hit, If I Move To Mars, from his last studio album titled Floating In The Darkness, which debuted at number 6 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart and combined elements of Soul, Roots, and Folk. Oliver is known for his tender vocals, his unique songwriting, his engaging demeanour on stage, and his presence in multiple facets of music. Oliver is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading players of the Weissenborn lap-slide guitar. In 2013, he took momentary leave from his singer-songwriter roots to release Beneath The Weissenborn. The album explores this instrument, and received 5-star reviews around the world. He has released 20 collaborations with some of the genre’s finest producers, including Logistics, Hybrid Minds, Nu:Logic, Black Sun Empire, Urbandawn, Trei, Concord Dawn and Etherwood. Whilst currently based in Berlin, Oliver has toured and performed throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the UK, Asia and the USA, and has also shared the stage with such legends as Joe Cocker, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Eric Clapton and Xavier Rudd.