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Henley Festival
8-12thJuly 2020

BBC Music Introducing Berkshire: Oliver Hoare & the Late Great

Seeded in Soho with influences from Leonard Cohen and Billy Brag to The Pogues and The White Stripes, Oliver Hoare & The Late Great "take a style steeped in tradition and inject the vim of youth and vigour into its veins to produce something vital and invigorating" (Rough Trade). This is a new wave with a familiar feel. Neon candle-lit Folk’n’Roll for uncertain times.

"Oliver Hoare and the Late Great sound like they have a colossal future ahead. Oliver's songs are delicious expressionist anthems simultaneously lamenting and delighting in this mortal coil... Never pretentious but always engaging. His blistering torch singer's voice and vibing arrangements make each song a show stopper" - BBC Radio 3's Max Reinhardt

The band released their second EP, “Fights with a Hollow Block of Wood”, at the end of 2018, produced by Grammy Award winning David Kershenbaum (Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Cat Stevens).

Oliver has also starred in the Kinks biopic Sunny Afternoon in the West End, performing at the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.