“Absolutely fantastic………one of the most exciting and raw talents to come out of Ireland for years” Gerry Anderson BBC ‘Radio Ulster’ 2011
David Oliver, famed for his flamboyant hairstyle as much as his musical talent has arrived and delivered a smash hit of an album that has people across the country buzzing!
As you would expect from an artist of Oliver’s calibre, this album is a collection of skillfully crafted story songs and ballads. In Ghosts on the Ocean, Oliver has dived deep into the well of Irish inspiration and come up with a murky stew of drink, death, protest, mysticism, dark humour and unashamed romanticism.
“A breath of fresh air!” Paul Mc Devitt ‘Highland Radio’ 2011
Such is the success of this album that he has been confirmed to play ‘The Celtic Hooley’ along the likes of Shane Mc Gowan and Cara Dillon in July 2011 and he has been confirmed as a headline act in ‘The Mary from Dungloe’ Festival 2011.
Songs such as ‘It’s a long way to the dole queue’ and the summer hit ‘My Donegal Doll’ have been storming across radio stations throughout the north and such is the popularity of ‘My Donegal Doll’ that it has been chosen along with songs from ‘Clannad’ and ‘Goats don’t shave’ to appear on a new album from Finn Harps football team!
“Galway girl & Steve Earle had better watch out! This is definitely the year of My Donegal Doll”Eileen Walsh ‘Drive 105’ 2011
Songwriter, singer & multi-instrumentalist David Oliver is no stranger to the Irish music scene. He has played trumpet with ‘The Drifters’, toured Ireland with his own band and written songs that have featured in musicals & Shows all over the country!
His song-writing is exceptional with songs soon to be placed on TV. and has been writing in a publishing context for several years. He has also appeared at Miss Northern Ireland, BBC's Blas ceoil & Balcony TV.
“My Queen of Time Portnoo is a strong & beautifully crafted song…..yet very radio friendly!”John Rosborough ‘Downtown Radio’ 2011
In a time of economic depression, global unrest and musical mediocrity, all this critic has to say is thank the Lord for David Oliver.
Hilarious, imaginative and brilliant……………David Oliver is a force to be reckoned with!
“Proving to be one of the most popular albums this year!”
Steven Lynch Highland Radio 2011