“Deepest Temple” 7″ Launch – April 16

314 Church st.

VIC 3121

Doors open: 7pm

Tix: pre-sales are closed – $15 on the door.

“Oliver Mann launches the third installment in his ROCK N ROLL 7″ series at the breath-taking Richmond Uniting Church. Also on the bill, giving a rare Melbourne performance, is Sydney pianist, composer and Preservation Records label-mate Sophie Hutchings.Oliver Mann and Sophie Hutchings share more than a record label though, they are also both original artists that transcend genre and time and place with their unique musical voices”



Over the course of three seven-inch releases Oliver Mann has been unraveling a new cycle of songs. The latest, and second last, in this series is Deepest Temple (Parts 1 and 2), and the two songs contained therein reflect Oliver’s warm musical presence as well as presenting his first recorded duet (with the elliptical Ewah Lady). This show marks the launch for Deepest Temple, and promises to showcase his incredible range as a singer and storyteller. Oliver’s previous releases include OliverMann Sings (RHDB, 2005) and The Possum Wakes At Night (Preservation, 2008).


Some recent press:

“Listening to Mann can be like seeing a familiar ghost: your muscles seize up, your jaw locks and scepticism drops its shields, leaving you weak and captivated in front of an apparition – or in this case – merely a song” –  Mess and Noise (Tin Power 7″ review)

On her second trip performing in Melbourne, Oliver is joined by Preservation label-mate Sophie Hutchings. Sydney pianist Sophie Hutchings made a lot of best-of lists in 2010 for her exquisite debutBecalmed – the biggest coup being a top 5 spot on music bible MOJO Magazine’s lists of best releases for the year. Acclaimed the world over, Becalmed was produced in two settings, with engineer Tim Whitten – noted for his continuing work with The Necks – in Sydney and Tony Dupe, otherwise known as fellow Preservation artist Saddleback, in the tranquil surrounds of his former home studio in the Kangaroo Valley on the South Coast of New South Wales.


Sophie Hutchings press:

“And always, always, with this album a sense of genuine beauty” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

“Stirring, vigourous, grandly melodic” – Mojo Magazine



© Oliver Mann 2018