Nick Oliver


I've been writing, recording, producing and performing music for over 15 years, and during that time I've learned to see the potential in every songwriting idea. Something as mundane as the rhythm of a tapped pencil can blossom into your new favorite song. My job is to connect those dots Using my experience, I can help you flesh out existing ideas into complete projects, or assist with something new. I can provide fully structured demos, lyrics, guitar parts and backing vocals. I'm also available for sessions and shows if you need a guitarist. Proficient with Ableton and can work remotely if necessary. There are no bad ideas, it's all about what you do with them.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

For me, music is the most immediate way to broadcast emotions that would otherwise be hard to express. It's a release I can't get any other way.

What is your music dream?

To make my living recording, writing and performing music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A solution to the housing crisis. We need to be able to help the poorest members of our society in a way thats more impactful than simply helping them survive a day. We need people to be able to build a life for themselves and be comfortable. Being housed and having the safety that comes with it is a human right, not a commodity.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Eleanor Rigby. My parents played classical music and The Beatles exclusively in the house, and when that song came on it felt like a fusing of musical worlds.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

There's many, but off the top of my head: The White Stripes, Flying Lotus, Sleep, MF DOOM, Radiohead, Aesop Rock, Dinosaur Jr, JPEGMAFIA and My Chemical Romance.

What inspires you to make music?

Anything really. Can be a conversation, an event, can be a simple as me venting. It always varies.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Have faith in yourself. Cause at the end of the day, its just you against the world.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I feel like across the board pay needs to be better. A label should not be getting a bigger cut than the artists performing the music. Streaming pays are also a joke. A portion of a penny is comical and dystopian. Collectively, we need to be able to make a living wage for the music industry ro stay afloat. I hope the pandemic will open eyes on how unfair things are, but I feel like it will take more than a strongly worded letter to make real changes.

What do you think of Drooble?

Surprised I haven't heard of it sooner, but im looking forward to working more within the site and space.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

How hard it can be to find a way in the door. Half of the job is definitely down to your ability as a musician, but theres a lot of luck there too. There should be less maybes and more guarantees. I'd rather get work based off my ability and performance as an artist than by a chance encounter.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I try every chance I get. During the pandemic it was buying a lot of shirts, watching livestreams, buying releases as they came. Now that shows are back, its a lot of the same thing, including coming out and supporting my friends and the scene at large.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

You gotta be consistent on social media. Consistency is everything. People are gonna pay attention if your posting everyday vs every once in a while. Having that presence is vital to staying in the game and makes for easy press.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Great Walls, Pity Party, The Flowers, Skunk Funk