Press Release – The Label
New Album, Floating In The Darkness
Out April 28
Pre-order album on iTunes HERE
Following the recent announcement of Thomas Oliver‘s forthcoming album Floating In The Darkness, the Wellington based singer-songwriter is about to embark on an eight date tour of New Zealand.
On the road for the duration of May, Thomas will be joined by a full band (including Sam Notman, Ed Zuccollo, Johnny Lawrence, Bella Trotter) before finishing off with a string of solo shows. See the full list of dates below, and catch him in a town near you!
Tickets to NZ tour shows from thomasoliver.co.nz
Pre-order Floating In The Darkness on iTunes HERE
Listen to ‘Shine Like The Sun’ here: http://smarturl.it/ThomasOliver
Watch video ‘Shine Like The Sun’ here: https://youtu.be/2_IIIimcl9Y
Floating In The Darkness NZ Album Tour
Friday 5th May – The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 6th May – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Friday 12th May – Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 13th May – San Fran, Wellington
Wednesday 24th May – Mussell Inn, Takaka *
Friday 26th May – The Sherwood, Queenstown *
Saturday 27th May – Repertory House, Invercargill *
Sunday 28th May – Pequeno Lounge Bar, Dunedin *
Thomas Oliver is a Wellington based singer-songwriter, internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar. He is set to release his first solo album of lyrical songs, Floating In The Darkness on April 28ththis year, featuring his Silver-Scroll award-winning hit “If I Move To Mars”.
Thomas released the world’s first full-length, all instrumental, all Weissenborn album in 2013, titled Beneath The Weissenborn. The album debuted at #6 on the NZ charts, received 5 star reviews with sold out shows across the nation.
With over two million views on his YouTube channel, Thomas has developed an international audience from his home base in New Zealand, and has performed throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Vietnam, and has toured and shared the stage with such legends as Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and Fat Freddy’s Drop.
Floating In The Darkness is a deep and raw, reflective body of work, largely self-produced, written and mixed by Thomas himself, with an additional soul-stirring collaboration with renowned producer and composer, Rhian Sheehan (“Let It Be This One”), input from Grammy Award-winning mix engineer, Trina Shoemaker, and mastering by Vlado Meller. As a result, he sees the songs on Floating In The Darkness as an intimate and honest reflection of himself: “a product of a whole lot of searching for the magic zone.”
“Harper fans should investigate.” – New Zealand Herald
“He joins Leo Kotke, Ry Cooder and Michael Hedges as someone who has made buying a guitar album a must.” – Stuff
Thomas Oliver – Floating In The Darkness
Out April 28th 2017 (Independent / Rhythmethod)
Pre-order on iTunes HERE
Download single / album artwork here