Olivier St. Louis
Olivier was born in Washington DC of Haitian and Cameroon heritage, but spent his teens studying in the UK. As a teenager, his CD and tape collection would encompass a wide range of genres, from hip hop and r&b to garage and British alternative rock. A bioscience student, Olivier couldn't suppress his true passion of music. After graduating, he took on a “Jekyll and Hyde” lifestyle; working as a scientist in the day, and a musician at night. From here on, Olivier began laying down vocals, collaborating and touring with a wide-range of artists over the following years, including longtime collaborator Oddisee, Hudson Mohawke, C2C, Laura Mvula and German rockers, AnnenMayKantereit. Olivier decided then to concentrate on nurturing his own sound. Embracing a newfound love for blues, rock and funk, a series of late night sessions saw him engulfed in new soundscapes, and reverting back to his birth name, Olivier St.Louis. This saw him release two critically-acclaimed EPs with Berlin-based label, Jakarta Records, and the release of 'The Serious EP' with Bibio on Warp Records. Following world tours with many of the afore-mentioned, Olivier has been working on all-new material, which is set to be unleashed upon the world in 2020 via Worldwide Award-winning London label, First Word Records. Comparisons have already been made to something between D'Angelo and Shuggie Otis - big boots to fill, though easy to believe once you've seen and heard this man do his thing.