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Oliver Thompson

by Oliver Thompson

Funky & fun, this prog-rock record is full of memorable tunes and awesome jams.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. On Your Side
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2. Cabin Boy
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3. Lordy B'Gordy
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4. Let's Take the Bus!
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5. Better Off Dead
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6. Clocktower
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7. Odd Man Out
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Album Notes
Although Oliver Thompson's 2004 debut album seems a short seven tracks, don't let the length fool you. Still coming in at over 40 minutes, from start to finish this self titled record is overflowing with an awesome mix of sounds, moods, and genres ranging from rock to funk to soul to bluegrass to jazz. Refreshing yet comfortably familiar!!

In the winter of 2002, Oliver Thompson met Sean Vinci. Discovering that Sean had aspirations of building a home studio and that Oliver needed a studio to record in, created what would become a perfect match. Finally after almost two years of work, they had an album. A band was needed.

It was clear that Sean would be the drummer, and Oliver the guitarist. But who would fill in the cracks? First Oliver enlisted the backbone of his first band, Mr. Benjamin Buller to play the bass. While in search of a keyboardist Oliver received a voicemail that would make history. It was from Russell Gillespie, and it was simple: “I’ve listened to your CD four times, when are we gonna start a rock band?” In a Rock and Roll setting Russ considered himself primarily a guitar player, but through the doors of Oakland University’s practice rooms Oliver had heard Russ wail on the piano. They talked, they agreed. Half keyboard, half guitar, primary vocalist. Easy. Moving on…

Rehearsals began and three shows were played before Ben had to leave his duties as bass player to pursue a career in mud wrestling. Their was only one likely replacement... Joseph Augugliaro.

With Joe at the core, The People were complete. Four determined, hard-working, focused, and altogether wholesome individuals aspiring to make great music. They compose, they improvise, but most importantly they play music… in jeans!


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