Thomas Oliver

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - THE GRILL - Pho­tographed by Be­van Read

Thomas Oliver’s sig­na­ture skill shines in his sopho­more al­bum. The Welling­ton-based mu­si­cian is a world-lead­ing vir­tu­oso on the Weis­senborn lap slide gui­tar, a rare stringed in­stru­ment also favoured by Ben Harper. This week the 31-year-old re­leased Float­ing in the Dark­ness, which he largely pro­duced, wrote and mixed him­self. The track list fea­tures his Sil­ver Scroll-win­ning song, If I Move To Mars. Oliver will tour New Zealand from May 5. We sub­jected Oliver to a quick Sun­day grill:

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