Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." Their explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad—landing them on bills alongside Father John Misty, Old Sea Brigade, Matthew Logan Vasquez, SUSTO, and more.
The project was started in 2011 in the small town of Greenville, Michigan — where the brothers were born and raised. Just two years later, they moved to Greenville, South Carolina as a result of 20-year-old angst and longings for change. Upon arrival, Andrew (the eldest of the two) opened a small recording studio where they would write and record their first album, Stubborn Fool, in 2013.
Most recently, Brother Oliver released their new full-length album, Brother Oliver, on August 25th of 2017. The self-titled album was mastered by John Baldwin (Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes...) and released via the band's in-house indie record label, Forthright Records.The album has since been regarded as highly innovative in the world of folk rock music—gaining the attention of Huffington Post, PBS, PopMatters, Impose, and more.
"Familial acts are certainly nothing new; that said, few modern ones impress as easily as South Carolina troupe Brother Oliver."
"Brother Oliver delivers an explosive combination of grit and intellectualism."
" . . . furious energy balanced with the meticulous beauty of their colorful, emotionally potent music."
“[Brother Oliver] seeps into your veins with their catchy melodies before you realize what hits you.”
Andrew Oliver (Direct Contact)
Jeremy Theall (Tour Manager)