Play Oliver
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Play Oliver

Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Band Rock Pop


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The best kept secret in music


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IF IT STILL HURTS LP - featuring "Curtains" and "Birds", (for streaming at purevolume and myspace).. released October 2005... solo indie/acoustic/folk

GONE ARE THE DAYS LP - featuring "Hush" and "My Redemption", (for streaming at purevolume and myspace).... To be released February 2006... full band acoustic/piano based indie/pop rock

PARIAH LP - featuring "The Agent. The Agenda.", (for streaming at myspace, and receiving college radio play)
To be released 2006... full band indie rock.


Feeling a bit camera shy


There’s a certain intimacy to a Play Oliver performance, and it has nothing to do with venue size. There are no rock star poses here, guitar flips or audacious twenty-minute drum features. Fans press toward the stage, but not to shout along with choruses extolling the virtues of a party lifestyle. These are admirers who have come to sing along with lead vocalist Michael Riley, whose intent is to absorb rather than passively listen.
Spending the early part of 2004 honing his song writing craft and playing eastern Ontario alone, Riley began putting the band together in December of the same year and then assembled a line up of talented sidemen that currently includes bassist Colin Konrad and former Planks Lane Project drummer Cory Siloats.
In it's current form, the band has found a strong following that extends beyond the borders of their home base in Cannington, Ontario. A stint in the Warped Tour battle of the bands saw them advance to the finals, and July marked the beginning of a week-long Ontario tour from Windsor to Montreal. At the tour’s end, it was evident that demand for a full-length release had never been greater.
The October release of “If It Still Hurts”, an acoustic venture, acted as a teaser for the pending February 2006 release of “Gone Are the Days” – the first Play Oliver release to include all three members contributing to the album. The songs tell typical coming of age stories and the pain of a broken heart from a sincere and untypical perspective.
In recent months, the band has been spending time rehearsing for the release of their much-anticipated project, and is endeavouring to have a series of shows to mark the day the songs hits the streets. Although currently the album will only be available through the band themselves, the strong melodies and pop sensibilities that are evident throughout their music indicate that Play Oliver will soon be receiving widespread radio support.
In short, Play Oliver is a band to watch and a band to remember – the intimacy felt at their shows will be harder to achieve when their fans fill arenas.