One of India's biggest Rockstars Goan local lad Oliver Sean is getting ready to be the pin-up boy of music with the release of his new album Getting Around. He also runs his own recording label company that handles musicians worldwide. He strums a guitar for Hi!
Hi! Blitz Magazine, 18 December 2008 - He's got the gall, the gumption and he has a combination of Italian and Goan Portuguese looks. Add that to his music and here's a charmer from the land of the sea and the sun.
Of Goan Portuguese (mother) Italian (father Sicilian) lineage, Oliver Sean singer/songwriter/producer began his musical career in 2003 with his self-produced debut English album I Like It (W.O.A Records/Times Music) that speaks about love and happiness. Apart from singing, Oliver also plays the keyboard and guitar. His eclectic music with a Latin influence is referred to as an alternative acoustic rock and world rock in the international music scene. His first album fuses mainstream rock with classical Indian instruments and Latin rhythms. Talking about his musical leanings, Oliver gives credit to his late uncle Victor Alvares, the acclaimed Goan bass guitarist who introduced him to various facets of music.
Two ventures coming up for the enterprising entrepreneur: music launch for the crossover film Cutting Chai being directed by Flavin Lucien, an Anglo Indian, and his own album Getting Around, which should be released by early February 2009. "My English albums are not written commercially. I put in songs written over months and years because it is almost like a book of experiences," he reiterates. He lists some of his favorite tracks from the CD: I've Been Waiting, Movies, Come On Move On and the title track Getting Around, Somebody, Alone, which is dedicated to his mom and all the single mothers. Oliver's repertoire between his English albums boasts of commercial releases – a Hindi album, Christmas singles, background scores and more.
Oliver Sean dreams big and works harder. When his first album I Like It was released, he found little help coming forth from recording companies. It was his gumption to take on the task of releasing his album himself, which led to the creation of W.O.A International in Goa. "It's to help the many talented musicians around the world who have no avenue or clue of how to go about releasing their music," says Oliver.
W.O.A International is a global entertainment company that houses W.O.A Records, W.O.A Studios and W.O.A Management, which has a background in conceptualizing and organizing world-class live concerts and festivals. A marketing division has now been incorporated as a separate entity, and the W.O.A Music marketing service has been made available to all independent musicians, labels and management companies across the world. Those who want to avail of these services to promote their music and artistes in these regions, without having to tie up with a management company or record label from this region now can do so, thus retaining complete control of their music, live performances, entertainment, revenues, etc.
With over a hundred artists already signed by W.O.A, it has some of the world's biggest international acts as a part of their roster, including Oliver Sean, the founder of W.O.A , Grammy-nominated rockers Tiger Tiger, Russia's biggest metal band ANJ, Finland's Rockstars Fumble, Ireland's no 1 Gypsy Jazz Band Blue Jar and various other independent and major label artistes.
Growing up in the land of the sea and sand, Oliver talks fondly of Loutolim, the place where he grew up. This breathtakingly beautiful and landscaped land is his inspiration; also a search for true love and gratitude for his family. Lost in his dream world he notes, "I spend a lot of time alone, watching a sunset on the beach or driving on an open highway in Goa, because I can be in my own world and this is what brings my music to life. I get most inspired when I'm with my dogs Buddy and Sam, a Labrador and a German Shepherd." Most of all he finds comfort in his single mother Wanda Alvares' love.
Handsome, young and eligible, Oliver's search for his lady love is going on. "I love beautiful women and this makes it hard to decide. Seriously though, I think when the right person comes along I'll know."
ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL
Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence.
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