OLIVER DARLING RELEASED HIS BRAND NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘LEE’S BLUES’ VIA ANOTHER PLANET AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO CHAT ALL ABOUT THE MAKING WHICH YOU CAN ALL READ HERE NOW WHILST YOU LISTEN!
What is yourname? Oliver Darling What is your genre of music? Folk Blues/Americana Give us a little bio about you for those new to your music.I have done a lot of diﬀerent stuﬀ previously, but my new project is an acoustic singer/songwriter album, rooted in folk blues, the stuﬀ I was listening to when I ﬁrst started playing. While not doing my own thing I play guitar in Imelda May’s band andGeraint Watkin’s band. What made you go into music?I heard Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze at primary school and was fascinated by thesound. My Mum got me a guitar from a jumble sale, and I got on with it, so tooksome lessons, then started going to gigs and meeting musicians and lovedeverything about it. I always wanted a career where I could travel so music wasperfect. Who are your inﬂuences?My main heroes are Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Moore and Peter Green. I’m also a big fanof Eric Clapton, The Beatles, T-Bone Walker, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and ShaniaTwain! Are you a signed?Yes, to Another Planet Music. You are set to release your new album ‘Lee’s Blues’, tell us more about the album andthe inspiration behind it.This project is going back to making music like the guys I was ﬁrst inﬂuenced by-themain one being Big Bill Broonzy, and this