Oliver Southgate is a rock singer/songwriter from Essex, UK, who live in Chelmsford, London and South East. He started out writing and recording my songs by himself but he has recently started a band so he can play them live.
His songs are a mixture of Rock, Country and Blues, but whatever style he's playing it is all about the music. The songs are like little philosophy chunks on life as he see it. His lastest album called Raw Nerve is now available from his website www.oliversouthgate.co.uk
Transcript from an interview with Oliver Southgate.
Do you play live?
I play at open mic nights and solo gigs throughout Essex. Also I have a band and we have some gigs booked up for 2010.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's so much easier to share the songs you've made with other people.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, please..... please email me with any offers :) If any one wants to contact me about anything then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Urban, Richie Sambora, Jack Johnson, Brooks and Dunn, The Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, The Eagles, Shawn Mullins, Eric Clapton, Richie Kotzen
In my studio writing new songs.
Cole Clark Fat Lady Acoustic Guitar and a Fender El Rio Acoustic guitar with a Marshall AS50 Amp and a Fender guitars with a Marshall Hayes amp. Fender Startocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster, HM Strat. I use Cubase to record the songs. Other instruments to look out for are a 12 string guitar, Spanish guitar, Djembe and Darbuka drums and harmonicas.
Official Website: http://www.oliversouthgate.co.uk/
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/oliversouthgate