11th December 2017: “Polished, inventive stuff.” ★★★★ The Evening Standard – Latest press highlights for Oli Rockberger’s Sovereign

Pianist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger’s fourth studio release, Sovereign takes its title from the viewpoints of transition, growth and independence.

These ten, intelligently-crafted songs are grounded in a love of soul, jazz, gospel and R&B. Working closely as a trio with drummer Jordan Perlson and bassist Jordan Scannella, the album also features co-producer Chris Abell, guitarists John Shannon and Ryan Scott, vocalist Hannah Read, while ‘​The Garden​’​ (track 7) features bass from Owen Biddle and drums/programming/co-production from Zach Danziger.

Press Highlights for Sovereign:

“As a writer, he [Rockberger] has a knack for tunes that hark back to the days when soul and country musics fused together to create timeless classics.”
★★★★ Jazz Journal (website)

“Polished, inventive stuff.”
★★★★ The Evening Standard (full review)

​”​A truly irresistible voice​… ​With Sovereign Rockberger successfully succeeds in melding elements of pop, soul, blues, country, rock and jazz and the resulting live-in-the-studio album is nothing less than enchanting.” ★★★★​ All About Jazz​​ (full review)

“Oli Rockberger highlights his remarkable knack of marrying instantly memorable chorus hooks with captivating harmonies… A songwriter of great style and substance.”
The Arts Desk (full review)

Click the links  to read reviews of Oli’s live album launch tour shows in (London Jazz and (Jazzwise Magazine)