Olivia Chaney

Olivia Chaney

Singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney’s profile has been steadily on the rise over the last few years. After scholarships to Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy as a pianist, singer and composer, Olivia then collaborated and toured extensively whilst delving deeper into the British folk repertoire and teaching herself guitar and harmonium. She eventually self-released an eponymous EP which, alongside impassioned, genre-defying performances, caught the attention of Nonesuch Records in New York who signed her. Now one of the very few English musicians to sit alongside artists including Arvo Pärt, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Stephen Sondheim and Joni Mitchell, Nonesuch released Olivia’s full-length album ‘The Longest River’ last year to great acclaim. ’The Longest River’ featured in many ‘best of’ lists inc. MOJO Magazine, Uncut, The Telegraph Best Folk albums & The Independent’s ‘TOP 5 Albums of the year’. In 2015 Olivia was invited by Sydney Festival to tour Australia with broadcasts on ABC National Radio and sell-out shows, Robert Plant asked her to open for him 2 nights running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, American folk-rockers The Decemberists invited her to support their American tour and she played numerous shows and tours of her own across the States and the UK. Future projects include opening for American songwriter Ben Folds during his UK tour with 2 nights at the London Palladium in June, a folk song recording project in Portland, Oregon with members of The Decemberists, and a soon-to-be-released album with Kronos Quartet. 

Website: http://www.oliviachaney.net/