2018 News:
Upcoming Events:

That Joe Payne Acoustic Showcase: Sunday Matinee 27th May 2018 Oliver will be joining Joe Payne as a special guest for an acoustic performance of material from The Enid, John Holden and Joe's own music at the Northampton Picturedrome. Oliver and Joe will be joined by John Holden to perform a song from the recently released album Capture Light. Oliver will also be giving a solo guitar performance. Other guests include Nikitas Kissonas (Methexis) and Pete & Dunk. 2pm - 6pm. Tickets. More Info.
(Free to anyone with unused 02/03/18 tickets)

Fragile Yes Tribute Band is working on an original progressive rock album.
Winter Springs to record new music late May.

More soon...


Joe Payne: Oliver will be performing with Joe Payne (ex-The Enid / two-time voted best male vocalist in Prog Magazine) along with his band at the launch of his new debut single “I Need a Change” at the Northampton Picturedrome, 2nd March. The live performance will include songs of The Enid & Methexis. Tickets.
Oliver will be playing McCrerie Guitars for this event.
[Photos from The Picturedrome]

London Pallaidum: Oliver will be performing with Fragile alongside other acts and events at the Official 50th Anniversary Yes Fan Convention at the London Palladium in the afternoon of 25th March 2018, before Yes Official play the evening show. Info. Tickets(1). Tickets(2).
[Photos from The London Palladium]

John Holden: Oliver has worked on and performed on an album for John Holden, now completed, featuring many top musicians including Oliver Wakeman (ex-Yes), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Joe Payne (ex-The Enid), Gary O Toole, Pete Jones (Tiger Moth Tales) & more. Album is completed and out now. More info.


Oliver is a professional musician (guitarist) based in Central Lancashire, UK. He graduated with a first-class degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music in 2014. He started playing at a young age, covering a wide range of playing styles as he progressed. As a teenager, he achieved Grade 8 Distinction in both Electric and Classical Guitar.

Listening to and learning to play the music of Yes guitarist Steve Howe enabled Oliver to develop a fluid and natural technique - skills he has applied to his own playing style and repertoire.

Oliver currently plays with various bands and artists at venues throughout the UK. Bands include Winter Springs, a six-piece vocal lead, harmony based, folk/pop singer-songwriter collective and Fragile, UK's leading Yes tribute band featuring Claire Hamill.

Late 2016, John Holden contacted Oliver to play guitar on his album (Capture Light) remotely from Oliver's home studio. This was and became an album featuring an array of respected musicians in progressive rock. Notably, members and ex-members of progressive rock band Yes (Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman) and the ex-singer of the band The Enid (Joe Payne). This gave Oliver the opportunity to record with musicians he regarded highly, using a variety of instruments on John compositions. Additionally, this lead to Oliver working more with Joe Payne and becoming a member his live band.

During the years he has been playing, studying and working, Oliver has gained valuable experience as a studio musician, session musician, live performer, guitar tutor and engineer/producer.
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Photographs by Chris Skellern (top) and Karl Burry (bottom).