Why hire Purple Oliver?
We are a all original improv Band/Act. We can be booked 2, 3, 4, or 5 piece depending on your venue. What we do is very unique, we improv music and vocals on the spot! It's all original and no other band does what we do our music is very intense and moving it is like no other band or act you have ever heard or seen! This is true Improv with the vocal also Improv on the spot, We book with a PA that we bring or we can use one that is supplied. What you get when you book us is something your venue has never had before our stuff is so cutting edge that they don't even have a category for it, But it is a mix of Jazz, Blues, folk fusion Rock so don't miss out on having a act no one else does!
Purple Oliver is made up of seasoned musicians, Who have been playing all their lives in one form or another live shows studio work and all these musicians have at least 30 years of music behind them. The Improv was something that was put together 20 plus years ago, We were the only Improv act then and we are the ONLY IMPROV act now. No one else is doing what we do!! this act is very serious about the Improv all the way down to the vocals which are Improved on the spot the vocalist is Myne Morton who has perfected the ART of IMPROV her voice is soothing and Powerful she can Rap and make you cry, she will take you to places you never thought a vocal could take you. Myne is strong willed and strives to move the people and let the people move her! John Grimes is one of the best acoustic guitar players around and a powerful vocalist also he has been plying his art for 40 years and also has perfected his IMPROV style of playing, John also plays Bass guitar, Harmonica, and keyboards when needed. John has played with several bands/acts over the years and has found a home with PURPLE OLIVER. Doug Tomlin is the music master in Purple Oliver this means he has a masters degree but, He throws all that to the side to step into the IMPROV of Purple Oliver, Doug is a very talented Musician he plays Bass & Acoustic guitar and plays Saxaphone & keyboards and also stand up Bass. Doug stepped in with us 10 years ago and has never left he moves you with the soulful sax and can fly on the Bass he is a valued member of Purple Oliver. Jody Eaves is the lead Acoustic guitar player and the SOUND maker for Purple Oliver he does things with a acoustic guitar that will move and intrance the people He is the one who started the IMPROV style 30 some years ago and EVERYONE thought he was crazy! How do you play a song with out building it first and all the musicians knowing the song? Well Jody showed them how to use your soul to play your instrument and not get caught up in the world of chords and notes always being played the same way. You have to let your soul play OUTSIDE the box or everything you do is always the same Jody states, His dedication to IMPROV music & vocals is intense and scary at times the things you hear are all part of the master plan of IMPROV. As far as drummers go most of the time PURPLE OLIVER plays without drums but they do have several Drummers/ percussionists who always want to play with them at shows and ALWAYS want to record with them because the band/act ALWAY'S RECORDES LIVE when you hear their music on the website www.purpleoliver.com it is exactly what you hear at a live show, NO overdubs, No fancy studio effects and no layered guitar work all recordings are one shot and live so what you hear is what you get live moving soulful and exciting. So no fake demos made to sound perfect, This band/act PURPLE OLIVER is real and their music is something that not everyone can do, They offer you not just a show but a vision they put a blank canvas in front of you as they start to play and song after song they create a painting for you on the spot! our goal is to make people understand that music is healing and fun and exciting and should be felt & heard so... We are true & pure IMPROV! WE ARE PURPLE OLIVER PEACE & LOVE
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