by Roger Farbey
Undoubtedly, Berklee College of Music educated keyboardist and singer Oli Rockberger possesses a truly irresistible voice. True, his compositions and vocal style are vaguely reminiscent of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame and Sting (and, pray, is that a bad thing?); but there's definitely a uniqueness to the delivery of his attractive and memorable songs. He's lived in America for sixteen years but has now returned to his native London, but not before recording this fine album in New York City, released ...read more
by Phil DiPietro
At 25, Oli Rockberger has made short work of the distance from his London birthplace to Boston's Berklee School of Music, where he earned every formal accolade they could hand him.
Like the two most precocious new whiz-kid pianists singing jazz today, Jamie Cullum and Nellie McKay, Rockberger's pedigree originates across the pond, but that--along with remarkable keyboard and vocal chops--is where similarities end. Rockberger's a jazz, soul, and funk piano man with a heavy melancholy streak expressed through emotive, ...read more