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Oliver Waterman

Oliver Waterman

Oliver Waterman is a singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He released his first studio effort "Lament" Sept 2015 and is constantly writing and performing his own music and working in other bands. He started playing  and writing music in his teens and performed on the street for extra cash and practice. Eventually he started playing  Open Mics and features. Starting out as a classical guitarist he also played some art galleries and restaurants. As his songwriting and playing got better he started playing bigger shows. He has been in several different bands over the years like Rural ghosts, and is currently in Dixon Pendejo Trash and The Wicked Woods, who are both  releasing albums in 2016. 

“Waterman borrows a page from the Jeff Buckley vocal playbook, with a powerful,  multi-octave croon put to its best effect on album closer “Lament,” the title track,  a seven-minute, slow-building epic that’s the best thing on the album overall; raw,  impassioned and exciting.” - Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News (Oct 06, 2015)

“• Meanwhile, this new EP by local balladeer OLIVER WATERMAN is totally worth a listen. Probably the most interesting  local songwriter to recall Jeff Buckley in a while. It's pretty raw, sure, but its six songs show a ton of promise.  Waterman's still quite young, but has been playing out for years already and has built up some serious musical chops.  And of course, that voice is gold.” - The Wax Tablet, The Portland Phoenix (Apr 11, 2012)

“The compilation climaxes with a stunning acoustic guitar piece from Oliver Waterman, a sobering coda to a wild ride  that makes the perfect album closer. These days, Waterman also is a member of Rural Ghosts, so it’s fitting that his  and the Rural Ghosts’ tracks are the bookends for the record. With playing this fluid and this beautiful, no vocals are needed.” - Rick Johnson, Portland Press Herald (Oct 24, 2013)

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