Oliver Sean – Walk-Up and Kiss You
Oliver Sean’s stature as one of the premier independent singer-songwriters to breakthrough into mainstream contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by an MTV EMA nomination, platinum single, Top 10 hits like “Movies”, praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted composer, dynamic live performer, guitar virtuoso, record producer and well on his way to create a rich and diverse musical legacy.
The MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee, whose music RollingStone Magazine called “it’s like the Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up” has surprised fans with his stripped-down acoustic rock set up and sound across his gigs worldwide. In October last year, Vh1 released Oliver Sean’s brand new single and music video ‘New York’ (the preview single from ‘Devil in Blue Jeans) as an exclusive on Vh1 International. Devil in Blue Jeans the album went on to hit the iTunes bestselling pre-orders list in August of 2017 and won the Best Rock Album at the Akademia Awards in Los Angeles on December 15th, 2017 – As BBC Radio Presenter Dean Jackson stated when they premiered ‘Walk-Up & Kiss You’ across the United Kingdom (the third single from Oliver’s new album) “Unprecedented for an Independent Artist”. The single Walk up and Kiss You has now hit No.1 on the Top 100 singles charts on iTunes in Turkey on the 22nd of November 2018 and the album has hit No.2 on the iTunes Album Charts (Rock Genre) in Mexico on 29th of November 2018.
MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) and Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean’s music can best be described as ‘Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul’. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music.
His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean’s media clippings have formed a career of their own.
Since his career was launched in his teens, Oliver’s press clippings exceed several hundred features, snippets, and reviews in significant print and broadcast mediums. His brand of music is known for its pop influence with contemporary undertones. His debut album was nominated for ‘International Album of the Year’ by AVMax in 2003/04 along with albums by John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind.
Oliver Sean’s eclectic global music style is the trademark for his brand, and is as exotic as his Portuguese Goan Lineage. A self-taught musician, Oliver plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. However, it is his distinctive percussive guitar and powerfully seductive voice, which is his footprint on the music industry. His track record of being a hit songwriter is just one of his many assets defining him as a pillar in the music community. Oliver Sean is a member of the Recording Academy and a Voting Member for the prestigious Grammy Awards.
As a Record Producer and Filmmaker, Oliver Sean has composed music for the French Government (Massif Region Tourism Campaign) and Goa Government (Republic Day Parade). He has also composed the soundtrack as a music director for a Bollywood Feature Film and the title track for a Regional Goan Feature Film. The singer-songwriter is actively producing music for films and artists around the world and is a successful filmmaker with several music videos that he has directed and produced, regularly featured on Vh1 and MTV and also hosts his own nationally distributed radio show The WOAFM99 Radio Show.
Oliver Sean and his International Band are actively touring and performing worldwide and the Singer-Songwriter has recently launched his 4th studio album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’
Walk-Up and Kiss You, from Oliver Sean’s award-winning Devil in Blue Jeans album has hit No.1 on the iTunes Top 100 Singles Charts in Turkey. And the album went on to hit No.2 on the Album Rock Charts in Mexico.
WOA International – 29, Nov 2018 – Walk-Up and Kiss You, from Oliver Sean’s award-winning album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’ has hit No.1 on the iTunes Top 100 singles charts in Turkey. This soon followed with the full Album hitting No.2 on the iTunes Rock Album Charts in Mexico. The Walk-Up and Kiss You single reached No.1 (Top 100) in Turkey on the 22nd of November followed by Oliver’s hit single from last year ‘New York’ hitting No.1 on the Rock Singles Charts in Turkey 48 hours later. The singer’s album Devil in Blue Jeans was supported extensively by fans through the week and finally hit the Top 10 at No.2 on the iTunes Album Charts (Rock Genre) in Mexico on 29th November 2018.
Walk up and Kiss You is the 3rd single from Oliver Sean’s 2017 rock album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’. The album has won several awards in America and has also had two previous singles/music videos, namely New York and First Move, which hit the Vh1 International hit list, the homegrown platform on international music channel 9XO in India, a special feature on RTP International which is Portugal’s national television network and also won best music video in Los Angeles in August this year. Walk Up and Kiss You was first heard on BBC Radio in the UK last year where the song was picked up even before its official launch as a single and Oliver was called “unprecedented for an Independent Artist” by the BBC Radio personality hosting the radio show in the UK. The single went on to be selected by NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) for the 61st Grammy Awards’ First Round Nomination Ballots in Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance categories.
“I am just stunned! I knew that my song was getting a lot of support on Instagram, Spotify and SoundCloud from music lovers worldwide but I never expected my song to hit No.1 on the iTunes top 100 singles charts in Turkey or the top 10 album charts in Mexico,” says the MTV EMA Nominated Indie star, Oliver Sean, “and on a personal note being No.1 on the rock charts with Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is such an honour.”
In the past Oliver Sean has received various accolades for his music including an MTV EMA Nomination, a Vh1 Top 10 and various other major music spotlights. Being an Independent artist and one of the original DIY artists to have broken through into the major music scene, this chart success makes it even more newsworthy as it’s been achieved by the artist with no major label or major radio backing. This can be attributed purely to the artist’s extensive fan following worldwide.
Having toured across countries around the world including America, the UK, Costa Rica, Canada, India and Dubai – Turkey and México are countries that Oliver Sean has yet to tour and now with the “Walk-Up and Kiss You” single hitting No.1 on the Top 100 and the Devil in Blue Jeans album hitting No.2 on the Rock Album Charts, it looks likely that fans in Turkey and Mexico can expect Oliver Sean to perform or even tour these regions very soon.