A Scottish singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist based in the North-East of Scotland. His music is organic in its process, written sincerely and incarnated from his own experiences and sometimes of those surrounding him.
Folk in its conditioning, melodic in its manner yet progressive in its soul and production. With the apple never falling far from the tree Oliver’s music stems from a family history of traditional Scottish music that is rooted in storytelling, a love for nature, the outdoors and life’s great ups and downs. Oliver was also often exposed to Country and Blues music growing up. Something that is in its abundance in his 2010 debut single – Roll High.
That single projected Oliver into the limelight with performances throughout Scotland and support slots with some of Scotland’s best known acts. Most notably in 2010 and again in 2011 with the Ultravox frontman, Thin Lizzy guitarist, co-organiser of Live Aid and co-writer of the 2nd highest selling single in UK history, James “Midge” Ure, OBE.
In 2012 oliver’s debut ep kick and pull was released. a self-confessed experimental piece with mixes of folk, pop, rock and electro sounds. this brought many more OPPORTUNITIES for him to perform live with support slots alongside the likes of the hit brit-pop band toploader and the INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed scottish soul band, hue & cry.
after a short period of rest it wasn’t before too long that 2014 was upon him and oliver richards set off on a uk wide tour. with 20 dates in as many days oliver travelled the length and breadth of the country with his charity single sometimes. sharing the stage with acts such as fellow rising star CHARLENE SORAIA, many bands including the farm and even sharing the stage with internationally RENOWNED comedians such as russel brand and shappi khorsandi.