Oliver James is a Pop Rock singer with an 80's tone of voice. He got into singing at the age of 7 when he idolised Mariah Carey and often sang her songs. His father Nigel was a great inspiration and would play Beatles songs on the piano. He took his son Oliver to the recording studio aged 9 where he recorded his first song 'My Cherie Amour' by Stevie Wonder on tape at Sparks Studio's. In 2010 Oliver entered his first singing competition at The Sharman's Cross (Sharman's Got Talent) run by The Waterfords Agency (Redditch) that he ended up winning and got an opportunity to record x3 songs.
A year on from then 2011 Oliver moved to London to sign for a record label 'Downtown Artist's' where he got the opportunity to write and create 2 original tracks: Directions & Last Chance and went to a few VIP evenings around Soho. In 2013 Oliver returned home to Birmingham to pursue a career on the pub/club circuit as a covers singer; he found it a bit overwhelming at first and was a bit overcome with nerves, but in 2016 found his feet when he started doing Showcases at 3 venues around Solihull/Shirley and went on to win a second singing competition at The Lyndon in Olton (The L-Factor).
Since then Oliver has had 4-5 gigs around Solihull/Shirley including Mell Square German Markets and Chelmsley Wood Conservative Club for New Years Eve.