GEORGE OLLIVER – “”JUNO NOMINATED R&B/BLUES, & SOUL DYNAMITE””!!!
GEORGE OLLIVER is celebrating over 2 decades as a professional Canadian recording artist/writer/producer. He has had several Canadian hit records as lead singer for the lengendary ” MANDALA”, “GEO.OLLIVER & NATURAL GAS” and George Olliver as a SOLO ARTIST. He’s also a JUNO NOMINEEE and was music director and houseband for Toronto’s no.1 r&b/concert niteclub of the early 90’s – “CLUB BLUENOTE”. George has won “ALBUM OF THE YEAR”.07 for Durham Region and a MAJA AWARD for “Gospel Song of the Year”.08 from his new CD “Look Up”. He’s known as Canada’s finest entertainer and has opened for “THE ROLLING STONES”, worked along side of famous classic r&b/blues artists such as, , “JUNIOR WALKER”, “WHITNEY HOUSTON”, “ETTA JAMES”, WILSON PICKETT” and MARTHA REEVES to name a few.
His current concert/festival and recording band, “GEORGE OLLIVER & GANGBUSTER” (which was born at Club Bluenote), is the hottest r&b/blues band in Toronto right now. George has performed for many of the major companies across Canada like, “TIM HORTONS”, “TORONTO DOMINIO BANK”,” Royal Bank”, “MCDONALDS”, “Remax Realty and so on. He’s also played many of the major Festivals in Ontario – .”BEACHES INTERNTL. JAZZ FESTIVAL, OSHAWA RIB FESTIVAL”, “TORONTO INTERN. FILM FESTIVAL”, CASINO NIAGARA, SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE, TORONTO RIB FESTIVAL, MISS. RIB FEST, CHUMS 50TH ANNIV. with GORDON LITEFOOT (Nathan Philips Squ.). TASTE OF THE LAWRENCE FESTIVAL and many more. The band has performed at a blockbuster New Years Clelebration/06 at CASINO RAMA in Orillia, On., pe-empting the last Canadian appearance of the late King of Soul, MR. JAMES BROWN. George has just recently headlined at ONTARIO PLACE, THE OPERA HOUSE, THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION and was currently featured revisiting his exploits as lead singer of the the lengendary Canadian rock/r&b group “MANDALA” on the CBC TV SUPERSPECIAL “Shakin All Over”, which has aired an unprecedented 10 times Canada-wide since Jan.07 because of popular demand. ROGERS TV in DURHAM REGION has aired a TV special on George’s carreer on their top rated show, “ONE ON ONE” which has aired continuously since /06.
George Olliver & G.O & Gangbuster have just completed blockbusting engagements at many of the major niteclubs in the GTA including CADILLAC LOUNGE, JAZZ BISTRO, PILOT TAVERN, WHISTLERS and HUGHS ROOM. See George’s site at www.georgeolliver.com
Rencently, the BRAVO CHANNEL featured George in the Epic Canadian TV documentary – “YONGE ST. Rockn’ Roll Stories” !
Here’s what Neil Young has to say about vetran Can. r&b Recording Artist George Olliver in his lastest 2012 book “Waging Heavy Peace” P.68)………….”George Olliver, a fantasic vocalist. Wow!”