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Oliver Sean

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Rock Acoustic




"MTV Ema Nominee to Launch New Single on American Television Talk Show Live from New York City."

MTV EMA Nominee to Launch New Single on American Television Talk Show Live from New York City.

“(Are We) Doing That” is what MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee Oliver Sean will be asking a worldwide audience via a live Television Broadcast from New York City this July as the International music star gets set to release his brand new single and music video and kick off his Television and Radio Promo Tour in New York.


W.O.A International (Press Release) - Jun. 25, 2013 - NEW YORK -- MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 Nominee Oliver Sean is getting set to officially release his highly anticipated new single ‘(are we) Doing That’ as he kicks off his New York Television and Radio Promo Tour this July. The worldwide premiere will take place on 27th July as Oliver Sean performs the song on Evan Ginzburg’s ‘Legends TV’ live from New York City.

The new song, which hits radio stations worldwide today, features Oliver Sean’s distinctive style of percussive rock placed on a bed of foot tapping Indian Tabla’s, lending this main stream pop/rock song the inimitable Oliver Sean world beat sound. Coming on the heels of his MTV Europe Music Awards Nominated Album and Music Video “So Good,” and his Vh1 Hit single ‘All I Remember’, this latest song ‘(are we) Doing That’ also sets the stage for Oliver Sean’s New York Television and Radio promo tour from 27th July to 3rd August.

The new single is now available for pre order on itunes where fans can pre order the new single and get the song on their ipods automatically on 11th August when the new song ‘(are we) Doing That’ will hit stores worldwide, with a simultaneous launch of his music video for the same song on Vh1's International channel.

‘(are we) Doing That’ combines Oliver Sean’s unique voice with a blended style of alt rock and world music elements driven by his rich heritage. “I attribute my style of music and its world beat elements to time I spent growing up in Goa, Dubai and London and my Mother’s favorite Portuguese music and her impressive pop rock record collection that I grew up listening to” says Oliver Sean, “but I think my rock sensibilities are pure American”. This worldwide influence constantly shows itself in Oliver Sean's superlative collection of tracks released through the years, which blend some of the best of good ol' fashioned rock-n-roll with subtle hints of world music elements to create an intoxicating new melange. The new single ‘(are we) Doing That’ captures the essence of Oliver Sean’s musical style.

One thing that makes Oliver Sean special is the restraint with which he blends these elements together. As a music magazine in America says “Any rocker from the Beatles onwards can throw random sitars or Brazilian Drums (Indian Tablas) into a song for effect. In Sean's hands, they act as spice – punctuating moments, bringing them out, and then just as quickly segueing back to more traditional elements” ‘Round Magazine, 2013, USA .

Fan’s can expect a music video for the song ‘(are we) Doing That’ to hit International channels on August 11th and a full length album worth of songs from Oliver Sean, which will be his fourth studio album in December 2013 “This plan of releasing a few singles and music videos followed by the full length album began in January 2013 when we released Oliver Sean’s new music video for his single ‘All I Remember’ on Vh1 and the success of the single and the video” says Wanda Alvares, Marketing Head W.O.A International “this is now being followed up with his new single and music video ‘(are we) Doing That’, which incidentally is also to be the title of the Oliver Sean album which we will be launching in December 2013”

Over the last ten years, Sean has ascended from local performer in Goa and Dubai to international rock phenom, playing tours across America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including stops in New York, LA, London, Dubai and other major cities. His debut album “I Like It” (2003) was nominated for AV Max International Album of the Year along with albums by John Mayer, Third Eye Blind, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams. Oliver Sean’s hit album from 2011 “So Good” got the singer an MTV Europe Music Awards Nomination in 2012, and his single “Movies” from the same album reached the Top 10 charts of Vh1’s International channel, placing Sean alongside artists such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Pitbull. Oliver Sean has also received his own feature spot on Vh1 Specials, a program that highlights prominent and upcoming International artists. His rise led Sun magazine to label Oliver Sean “The hottest international offering from the shores of Goa.”

In addition to writing and composing all of his own music, Sean has produced and directed music videos for himself and other international artists. In 1998, at a young age the singer/songwriter and Business Graduate in Marketing and Finance created his own label, W.O.A. International, to promote fresh and establishe - AP

"Portuguese Star launches new music video"

Oliver Sean's brand new single 'All I Remember'. which had officially launched the Singers American Tour in September this year, premiered its much-awaited Music Video on VH1, WOA TV and various international channels on Sunday, 16 December - The Portugal News

"Second major music nomination for rising Portuguese star"


Portuguese musician Oliver Sean has this week received news that his music has been selected by the Recording Academy for the 55th Grammy Awards Nomination List. Earlier this year he was also nominated for an MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 worldwide act award.

Oliver Sean’s latest single ‘All I Remember’, which was launched in the US last month during the singer’s first major US Tour, has been selected by the Recording Academy along with two of the artists music videos ‘So Good’ and ‘Alone’ for the 55th Grammy Awards Nomination list.

Born to a Portuguese mother and an Italian-American father Oliver Sean already has a huge fan following in Asia and is now gaining a growing legion of fans in the US and the UK.

He recently spent time in Lisbon, where he owns a home in Estoril, before jetting off to Dubai for a TV premiere last week.

This is the second year in the running that Oliver Sean’s music and music videos have been selected as exceptional recordings by the Recording Academy and placed in the Grammy Awards nomination list.
The year 2012 has seen some major milestones being achieved by Oliver Sean, first with the announcement of the singer’s MTV Europe Music Awards nomination followed by Oliver Sean’s first major US Tour headlining at historic venues including ‘Cafe Wha?’ and ‘Whiskey A Go-Go’, where legends like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and the Doors have all performed.
And now the announcement of the Grammy Awards nomination list second year in the running firmly establishes Oliver Sean as a force to reckon within the International music scene.

“The Grammy’s have been a dream of mine since I was ten years old and watched AC/DC perform at the Grammy Awards on television” says Oliver Sean, “this year is particularly special for me because the song selected for the nomination list ‘All I Remember’ is one of my absolute favorites and both the music videos selected for the nomination list are directed by me.”
Besides being an award winning and respected singer songwriter and music composer Oliver Sean is also a film maker.

Several of Oliver Sean’s productions of his own music videos and various International artists’ music videos currently play on international music channels like MTV and Vh1, all directed and produced by Sean.
His music video ‘So Good’ is now an MTV EMA Nominated music video and a Grammy Nomination finalist making this platinum selling single, which is also the title track of Oliver Sean’s last album his highest selling single till date.
The Grammy nomination final list is currently in the final voting stage where the 11,000 Grammy Award voting members vote and decide which recordings from the nomination list are selected as the top-5 in each category for the main Grammy Awards to be held in February 2013. The main top-5 nominations of each category will be announced in December once voting ends.

Oliver Sean is currently working on his new album and the music video for the ‘All I Remember’ single which will hit major networks in December. Also in the works is the much talked about Oliver Sean LIVE in the US DVD which is to be released in a few weeks and Oliver Sean fan club members will receive this DVD for free. Sean is also gearing up for his headlining performance at the Scorcher fest in Sydney Australia on 22nd December 2012.

For the latest information on Oliver Sean and to join the artists’ fan club please visit http://www.oliversean.com. - The Portugal News

"European music honours beckon"

https://plus.google.com/photos/117327199526634426478/albums/5778149832011595841?banner=pwa - The Times

"Portuguese Artist Nominated for MTV EMA 'BEST WORLDWIDE ACT' award"

Read article at https://plus.google.com/photos/117327199526634426478/albums/5778149832011595841?banner=pwa - The Portugal News

"European music honours beckon"

https://plus.google.com/photos/117327199526634426478/albums/5778149832011595841?banner=pwa - The Times

"Oliver Sean Press Page"

Read hundreds of articles and feature stories on Internationally acclaimed and platinum selling singer/Songwriter Oliver Sean at the Press Page on the Official Oliver Sean Website - Various Major Publications

"Nominee: Best International Album of the Year"

This one man show chose not to follow the beaten trend and create music thats laid back yet groovy... Read the official nomination article for Oliver Sean's debiut album 'I Like It' alongside John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind - AVMax

"Oliver Sean launches his new album 'So Good' in Goa"

Read the article - AVMax

"Strumming the right chords"

Singer Songwriter Oliver Sean takes his new album global - Times of India

"Follow your dream"

One on One Interview with the star - Deccan Post

"People said I need to change my music"

New Sensation Oliver Sean is now giving John Mayer and the likes a run for their money - The Times Of India

"In Good Form"

"Its great when the crowd sings most parts of my hit songs" - Gulf News

"Taking music to a new high"

Cedric Silveira profiles the world acclaimed musician Oliver Sean - Goa Today

"Sean to be Wild"

Pop Rock Sensation plays intimate Dubai Show - Khaleej Times

"Sean takes Center Stage!"

Singer and Songwriter Oliver Sean says he would love to team up with Indian music greats like Pt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain and A.R. Rahman - The Times Of India

"He's the one so good"

"Bangalore Rocks" is what Oliver Sean had to say after his performance at the Hard Rock Cafe last Thursday... read the feature story.. - The Hindu

"No more silly love songs"

One of India's biggest pop star's was in town with his band to perform at Not Just Jazz By The bay. Over to Sean... - HT Cafe

"Look out for Oliver Sean"

Oliver's latest single reported 350000 downloads in a a few hours of it being made available for free download... - Stuff magazine

"I'm a sort of foodie"

I'm a sort of foodie says musician Oliver Sean as he talks about his India Tour, Music and more... - DNA

"Blues Man - Oliver Sean"

The Secret of his success are two women and a dog! - Seventeen

"Sound Business"

Dont get fooled by his pretty boy looks. Oliver Sean has the will to succeed and when he wanted to release an album he simply created his own. Now he tells Mrinalini Harchandrai he is pulling out all stops to make his brand of music a hit... - Elle

"Platinum selling Rock Artist is So Good"

Internationally acclaimed musican, oliver Sean is taking his brand of Popular music global... Read the entire feature story from Portugal's largest circulated English paper the Portugal news. - The Portugal News

"My Mom's My Insipration"

Says Oliver Sean who has dedicated his latest number to his mother. - The Times - GT

"Oliver Sean's next Adventure"

With his new single playing on International channels, Oliver Sean was riding high. Now he has one more reason to celebrate! - The Times

"Independent Artists are perfectionists"

Singer Oliver Sean's music is inspired mainly by women in his life - past, present an future.
Read the Oliver Sean feature story on Bangalore Mirror, by Prashanth

Read the full article as appeared on the Times of India 'Mirror'

http://bangaloremirror.com/article/31/2012061820120618201126425e5836a23/Independent-artists-are-perfectionists.html - The Times - Mirror

"Oliver's musical twist"

Oliver Sean's a name to look out for. His single So Good, managed to garner close to 350 thousand plays and downloads within two hours of being made available for free download. Society Mandate catches up with this curly haired musician... - Society (Mandate)

"So Far So Good"

After a record-breaking run on the independent music circuit, alternative rocker Oliver Sean is ready to unveil his new album - So Good. Krita Coelho catches up with the multifaceted artist and decides its time to reveal her big secret... - Gulf News E+

"Portuguese Music Star to perform for British Troops"

Portuguese music star to perform for British troops
IN NEWS · 30-10-2014

Next month the internationally-acclaimed Portuguese singer-songwriter Oliver Sean is to perform for the British Military on 8 December at the Army Base in Lincolnshire, in the Midlands.

And it seems to have been a fruitful few months for the chart-topping Portuguese national after he also recently hit No.1 on the Alternative Charts on the N1M Charts Week 43 2014 with his hit single ‘I Like It’.
Later this month Oliver Sean will be performing at the YouBloom festival in LA (14 November), followed by a stop-over in Toronto for four days for a studio production project before returning to the UK.
His label W.O.A International told The Portugal News they believe the MTV EMA 2012 nominee “might be in Lisbon this December for a gig after the British Army show”, though it has yet to be confirmed. - The Portugal News

"Music is my Life"

The Story of Oliver Sean

Oliver Sean was 11 years old when he wrote ‘Music is My Life’. It was a love song. And yes, it was the start of a lifetime love affair with music. Of course this is not just about Oliver’s love for music, but also his fans’ love for HIS music. Oliver spent much of his youth playing local gigs around Goa, and now he’s become nothing short of an international rock sensation. Grammy Award nominee, recipient of an MTV Europe Music Awards nomination and nominated for the A V Max International Album of the Year, it’s fair to say that Oliver is one of the most celebrated musicians ever to rise from Goan soil. Streets’ Fransisca Rodrigues recently caught up with him to learn more about his life and his music. When he speaks, it’s clear that he’s more than a musician. Oliver Sean is deep water.

“Music has been an integral part of me. It’s not something that I had to make an effort to get into. To me it was like breathing. No music, no Oliver,” he explains. Most of Oliver’s songs are about love. Ask him about that and he says, “I think I’ve always associated music and love as the same thing. Music is love and love is music. And of course I write songs for love, which is the universal hit factor for the best songs in the world.”

Besides winning the MTV nomination for his song ‘So Good’ in 2012 and the A V Max International Album of the Year nomination for ‘I Like It’ in 2003, he has been accepted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a voting member for the prestigious Grammy Awards. That, he says, “has been a dream” since he was 10 years old. His songs and music videos have now been nominated for the Grammy Awards three years in a row.

But he is modest about his achievements.

“Nominations and awards are made to celebrate good music or give recognition for good music. However, a musician should not make music for the sole purpose of accolades – the accolades come if you are true to your music. Some of the awards I’ve been nominated for have been a great source of pride to me. It gives me a feeling of love from fans and the industry towards me, no matter how big or small the award or nomination. At the moment of receiving the news I feel the same incredible gratitude each and every time, which is why I know the love affair is still going strong,” he says with a wink.

The French authorities were so impressed with his song The Libran Mind that they used it as part of their national tourism campaign. The song was very different from the music Oliver usually composes. He explains, “This was instrumental and was in the ‘chillout’ or ‘lounge’ feel, which was all the rage at the time with films like The Beach. I remember the producer of the film saying he couldn’t believe how fantastic the piece was and that the musical style was completely unexpected from what they were expecting from me.”

Oliver often incorporates Indian elements in his music like the use of the tabla. “My experimentation with tablas and sitar and other Arabic and world instruments as well as dabbling in other genres has been part of my music arrangements from the time I got into a professional studio when I was 15 years old.” His first hit song ‘I Like It’ featured tablas, but Oliver puts on no airs about the significance. “My fans loved it and even though it was unexpected it didn’t make the song ‘fusion’ or ‘experimental’. It just made the song fun! So that’s why I use these wonderful instruments sometimes in my music – it’s fun. A fun journey my fans take with me.”

Oliver has also made music for Bollywood. “I did two major Hindi projects. The first was a Hindi pop album called ‘Darna Chod Do’ which did really well and had two music videos on various channels and TV specials on some of the music channels. The remix video went on to be an MTV exclusive featured video. The song instrumentation and production was similar to my English songs and the songs were unlike any Hindi tracks out at the time. After this I also took on a Bollywood Hindi movie project as a music director and composed the music/songs for a film called ‘Cutting Chai’. The film also featured me in the movie at the start of the film singing one of the main songs. I had a super time doing this but it’s just a one off thing in my career. As I said – I love experimenting and this was one such experiment. And besides – my Hindi is not really that great.”

Oliver writes and composes all of his music, and directs and produces his own albums. It’s something he’s always done, starting with his first single ‘There She is Again’. He recalls, “I remember being in a studio as a 15 year old kid recording my first demo of 4 songs and I was next to the engineer going ‘shouldn’t we do this? And shouldn’t we change that setting?” he laughs. “I then went ahead and set up my own recording studio a few months later.”

Now in his 30’s, he says starting his own record label WOA was the best thing he’s done. “I didn’t want to wait around for some guy in a suit to decide on a record deal for me and dictate terms to me … As a young kid you believe that you can take on the world and do anything you want to – I had this attitude then and I still have it.” He says that at 18 years old he worked out of his bedroom to set up deals with major distributors and PR arrangements with radio and TV. If you believe in yourself, he says, the “universe comes together to give you what you really want and believe in.”

Today, WOA International comprises a label, studio, a film production and promotion company, a syndicated radio show and a weekly TV show. It also recently got into publishing.

Oliver, who besides music loves computers and bikes, recently shifted to London. “I am now expanding further with my very first live music club in the UK. The main reason for my move to the UK is to make it easier for me to travel to all parts of the world on my tours and for my company work.” But Goa will always be his home away from home. “My fans in Goa will always have me coming down to be with them.”

Oliver credits his mom for his success. “To me my Mom is God. The biggest hero in my life is my mother. As a single mother she has singlehandedly raised me with absolutely no help from anyone and whatever I am today is solely because of her. No question about that.”

Currently he is working on various projects. “I am starting work on my new music video for my single ‘(are we) Doing That’, that song was released in New York in August. We are also in the process of starting my new club ‘The Oliver Sean Rock Lounge’ which is keeping us extremely busy and are also getting ready to organise a very special Christmas show which WOA Entertainment UK will be organising in Leicester. The show will feature the Oliver Sean Band performing along with several other international artists.”

On a parting note, we ask him what he would advise those wishing to take music as a career.

“Believe in yourself! And don’t let others bring you down. If you really want to make music your life, don’t get into it half hearted – give it everything. Music is not a JOB or a BUSINESS – music is a part of your life, it is your life.” - Goa Streets

"Oliver Sean's 'Alone' to be exclusively featured on RTP Internacional, RTP America, RTP Europa, RTP Asia and RTP Africa"

Oliver Sean Music Video featured on RTP - RTP

"I miss Goa Period. Oliver Sean on being back in his hometown"

Times of India - 3rd Feb 2016 Times of India - I Miss Goa Period!.
Oliver Sean on his visit to his hometown... Read the article exactly as it appeared on the Times of India. - WOA News Desk
www.oliversean.com - Times of India

"Portuguese artist to headline at major festival in former colony"

The internationally-acclaimed Portuguese singer-songwriter Oliver Sean is to headline at a major Indie music festival in the former Portuguese colony Goa, as talks are being held to bring the star to the Algarve for a series of first-ever concerts in Portugal. - The Portugal News

"Devil in Blue Jeans wins Best Rock Album"

Acoustic and Classic Rock artist/producer Oliver Sean has won the Akademia Award for Best Rock Album for his album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’ as announced by the Akademia awards department in Los Angeles.

Devil in Blue Jeans was released on Indie label WOA International, part of the WOA Entertainment Group on 31st August and hit the iTunes Best Selling Pre Orders charts. Two singles from the album (New York and First Move) have been released, with both music videos hitting Vh1 International along with other major networks like 9XO and RTP International giving both singles extensive support. BBC Radio in the UK also picked up the song ‘Walk up and Kiss you’ for rotation on their networks in the UK. The WOA Entertainment Group also announced recently that this would be the third official single from this album and is scheduled to be released shortly with a music video. - First Line Magazine

"Oliver Sean keeps surprising us"

As a multi-national world citizen, Oliver Sean transcends regional styles and influences. You might think he was from Key West, rather than a few hundred miles south of Mumbai, and that's the lovely point. In a time when Americans are dancing Bollywood, and Koreans are creating edgy hip-hop, a Portuguese-Goan-Brit doing original island infused folk-pop makes perfect sense.

The musician with two first names rolled out his fourth studio album, Devil in Blue Jeans. Oliver Sean serves up the breezy pop he's known for, alongside some beefier selections. Skiffle underpins Sean's writing style, much the way it does Jack Johnson, and this froth barely obscures a nervous energy. The lazy sway, and preference for acoustic guitar sometimes seems at odds with his threshold rock voice. I wish he'd crank it more, like he does in the title track. There is some fine George Thorogood-esque guitar work here, showy but fully resolved. - Eric Johnson, Round Magazine


There She is Again (Single) - 1999
I Like it (Album) - 2003
Darna Chod Do (Album) - 2007
Libran Mind (Background Score) - 2008
Christmas Time (Single) - 2009
So Good (Single) - 2010
So Good -The Album (Album) - 2011
All I Remember (Single) - 2012
Cutting Chai (Feature Film Soundtrack/Score) - 2012
Please Come Home for Christmas (Single) - 2013
(are we) Doing That (Single) - 2014
The Bootleg Recordings, Vol.1 (EP) - 2015 



MTV EMA Nominee Oliver Sean and his Band are the breakthrough British Power Trio, whose Vh1 Top 10 Album Rolling Stone Magazine called “its like the Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up” 

With Oliver’s 4th studio album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’ hitting new heights including an iTunes No.1 single and an iTunes Top 10 album, this is one of the most in demand festival and party bands in the United Kingdom, Goa and Dubai. 

Oliver Sean has 4 studio albums and several singles with every album receiving coverage on Vh1 and MTV including a Vh1 Top 10 and MTV EMA Nomination (best worldwide act nominee).  The band also covers hits from legendary artists that have inspired their own music. 

Having headlined major festivals and concert venues across the UK, North America, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Dubai and India, the Oliver Sean Band is a touring monster, constantly performing across various countries and locally in the United Kingdom 

Some Memorable Headlining Shows: 

* Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles 

* Cafe Wha, NYC 

* Troubadour, London 

* Hard Rock Cafe Tour 

* Hard Rock Hotel

* The Washington, Iowa 

* International Film Festival Of India Closing Ceremony (Headliner)

*Isle of Mann festival, UK

* Miss India (Miss World) Televised Finale (Headliner) 

* Riverside Casino & Golf, Iowa USA (Billed alongside Rick Springfield! 

Including various televised events on MTV, Vh1 International, RTP and other networks worldwide AND hundreds of gigs & festivals across the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Costa Rica, the United States, Canada, Goa, India and Dubai.

“Like the Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons in Lightening up” – Rolling Stone Magazine

”Unprecedented for an Independent Artist” - Dean Jackson, BBC Radio

"Devil in Blue Jeans is overflowing with great rock-inflected singles like ‘New York’ that could stomp to the top of the charts and a consistent genius that could keep them there" -  Akademia Awards, Los Angeles (Winner 'Best Rock Album, Dec 2017)

"Oliver Sean keeps surprising us (Devil in Blue Jeans review) - Eric Johnson, 'Round Magazine, Florida USA

"Rock this way" Oliver Sean cover story - Keya Modessa, Pukaar Magazine UK

“His album ‘So Good’, the title track of which went platinum in 2011, has lovely guitar melodies and his singing style is back to that of Bryan Adams” – Suzanne Collier, Electric Harmony, UK

“This is something special I am seeing on stage, a great artist” – Evan Ginzburg, Oscar winning Film Producer (The Wrestler) & Radio Personality, New York

“If you are in New York City tonight, dont walk; Run to see Oliver Sean perform” – Dr. Mike, Legends Radio, New York

"Oliver Sean nominated for MTV EMA Best Worldwide Act award” – Vh1, Viacom

“Oliver Sean’s ‘So Good – The Album’, is feel good rock ‘n roll that provides an injection of high grade energy” – Michele Wilson-Morris, Entertainment Bank

“If you need reassurance that good old guitar-led rock music isn’t dead, Oliver Sean is exactly what you’re looking for” – Editorial, ‘Round Magazine, USA

“We are digging it” – Elle Magazine

“If you can’t stop listening to his music blame the beaches of Goa” – Cosmopolitan Magazine

“Successful run on the Independent Music Scene” (Cover Story) - E+, Gulf News

“Dubai in love with Oliver Sean” – Khaleej Times

“Indepenendent Music’s Breakthrough Success” – Sun Magazine

”Watch out for Oliver Sean” - Stuff Magazine

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