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"Overwhelmingly the work of a musical maverick..." -The Word Magazine
"Unpredictable and oblique, shape-shifting... dazzling creations with equal measures of substance and style. Highly recommended."
- Direct Current Music
“Beautiful intricate pop creations... We'd be willing to bet this young lady will be a major contender in the years to come...”
"An astounding allegro algorithm from Albuquerque..." - Andy Partridge (of XTC)
Jen Olive is a singer-songwriter, guitarist from the Southwest,United States, currently living in the high desert just outside the city of Los Angeles. With four releases under her belt, she is primarily known for her unique, fingerstyle guitar playing and diverse songwriting sensibilities, blending traditional pop/folk with a progressive, experimental approach to rhythm and harmony.
Released on November 1st, 2013, her latest album titled THE BREAKS features some impressive musicians including Andy Partridge (XTC), Mikey Rowe (keyboards, Sheryl Crow), Rob Brian (drummer, Siouxsie Sioux) and many others...
Under the watchful ears of producer Stu Rowe (Colin Moulding, Shreikback, Peter Blegvad) Jen Olive has reached new heights as a songwriter. Continuing to refine her unique style, Jen reveals a singular beauty with songs ranging from the simple and natural to the complex and sophisticated. THE BREAKS is a beautifully produced, magical, sonic concoction. And for Jen, the perfect step forward.
2011 - I SAY LOVE EP
Follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut album, Warm Robot. I SAY LOVE features 2 new songs, some remixes (Lighterthief) and a couple of reminders of why it is you loved Warm Robot so much :)
2010 - WARM ROBOT
Debut album for Apehouse Records. Featuring performances by Andy Partridge of XTC fame and Doug Lawrence (lead sax - Count Basie Orchestra). Counting beyond 4 is a requirement...
2006 - JEN OLIVE
Self-released collection of nine poorly-recorded-but-someday-worth-lots-of-money masterpieces. A collector's item for sure x
INFO & BOOKING
Indie Acoustic, Progressive, Alternative
Andy Partridge, Lighterthief, XTC
Apehouse Records, Burning Shed