Treefest Performer Archive
The Big Top - 3.40pm, Sun 26th Aug 2012
From (at time of show):
The smooth sounding Cheltenham songwriter, Andy Oliveri, gallantly split his stage time at the last minute with his touring partners, The Cadbury Sisters, to give the Treefest crowd a bonus session of music from three very talented siblings.
Growing up reading the lyrics and liner notes of dusty old records have left Andy Oliveri nothing but a storyteller.
Echoing the spirit of Neil Young and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, he writes simple folk songs with his heart on his sleeve and words from a bared soul.
Evident in the stripped back arrangements of tracks such as ‘My Fathers Son’ and ‘What I’m Told’, the fragility in his voice and guitar allow the songs to breathe, with no overblown arrangements to mask the sentiment.
Andy is still performing in the Cheltenham and Bristol area with his band The Mountaineers.