Black Olive

Black Olive


Black Olive's music sounds like the slightly warped, slightly faded, favorite record you found in your attic.


Black Olive is the brainchild of Angelenos Kelly De Martino and James Combs. Kelly is an indie music star in France, recording for Le Village Vert. James has recorded for Ubiquity and Priority in the states.

Black Olive's debut set at Tangier in July 2007 was such a bang that we were offered a September residency at the beautiful downtown LA club Bordello. Our music is longing and languid, spacey and lush, comic and poignant. We both write. We both sing. Often together.

Kelly is being featured in a Sep 30th Sunday Los Angeles Times article about style/women's rock alongside friends Inara George (the Bird and the Bee) and Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond).