Born in Essex in the UK, Oliver left British shores with his family in 1974 to set up camp in Brisbane, Australia.
His parents realised he was very musical at a young age and encouraged him to follow his heart.
He picked up guitar at 11 and by 16 was playing in his first rock band.
His vocal ability was also growing stronger year by year and by 21, Oliver was fronting his own band. Writing songs and recording them in his own production company by 23, Oliver was then signed worldwide by EMI music publishing and has had his works released by Sony, EMI and Roadshow artists.
His constant hard work has taken him to the USA on numerous occasions to work with international producers and songwriters.
He has worked, written or shared the stage with:
U2, Savage Garden, John Farnham, The Ginblossoms, Chrissie Amphlett, Daryl Braithwaite, Newton Faulkner, Colin Hay, Rose Tattoo, Tom Lord Alge, Taxiride, New Radicals, Clif Magnus, Mark Goldenberg, Mike Tramp (White Lion), Steven Haigler.
He helped produce and engineer Savage Garden demos and mixed “Santa Monica” on the self titled debut album selling over 11 million units. Oliver also mixed numerous B-sides.
OLIVER moved to Melbourne in 2001 and has had some amazing years.
Playing at the World Cup in Munich, Bledisloe Cup in Hong Kong and Auckland as well as the UK and USA, As well as Australia: Barossa Valley in SA, Hamilton Island, Gold Coast, Great Keppel Island, Corporate events in Sydney, Grand Prix Melbourne, Melbourne Cup day, Grand Final day, Australian Open Tennis. Australian corporate jobs such as: Bunnings, Dunlop, Anz, Danks, Mitre 10, Crown Casino, And sometimes up to 100 weddings per year! The list goes on and on…
Recent gigs have been: Hamish and Andy’s Thankyou Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, MELBOURNE performing with Daryl Braithwaite and sharing the stage with U2, John Farhnam, Newton Faulkner and Michael Paynter.
Recent Recordings: Co-wrote and produced Daryl Braithwaite’s album FOREVER THE TOURIST that debut at number 8 in the Australian ARIA charts.
CANADA - Co-wrote "A Fine Line" by Heather Rankin: released in Canada on April 1st 2016 through Maple / Universal Music. Also Played guitars on 2 tracks.
Received a nomination for Canada's 'JUNO' Awards for his co writing on the album 'A Fine Line' by HEATHER RANKIN.
His song RESET was featured in the international film 'LEMON TREE PASSAGE' and is also available
For purchase on Bandcamp.
His song "Beautiful Feeling" was recently released on DARYL BRAITHWAITE's "Day's go By" - Greatest Hits album hitting Number 1 on the Australia ARIA charts.
Live Highlights: Playing "DOWN UNDER" with Colin Hay from MEN AT WORK in Munich 2006.
Now residing in Samui, Thailand, Oliver is here to learn and share his talent on the island.
He has already performed 6 to 7 shows per week since he arrived in December 2013 and doesn’t look like slowing down soon.
Please check out the testimonies below from happy clients!
I was planning my wedding from Australia struggling to find an acoustic singer in Koh Samui that I thought would fit our personalities and wedding style. Then I found Oliver. His song list is extensive and has something for everyone rather than only the usual traditional wedding songs. We were able to pick songs by Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bob Marley and Phil Collins...just to name a few. Finding Oliver was the best thing I could have done as he set the mood for our reception and created the perfect chilled out atmosphere we were hoping for. I have had multiple comments from guests praising his talents and commenting on how great the music was. I could see people singing out the lyrics and having a great time which was incredible.
Thanks again Oliver, we are so glad you could join us and share our day with us. You are a legend!
Brad & Tess
“My wife-to-be and I picked Oliver Jones to play at our wedding on Koh Samui after doing extensive research in Australia on the internet. From the outset, Oliver was quick to answer any questions we had and reassured us that all would be ok for our big day. I even asked Oliver if he could learn and play a particular song as my bride walked down the aisle. When I heard his guitar strike up and him sing the song, as per our request as my bride walked towards me is a moment I will never forget. It was simply breathtaking.
Oliver then went on to perform a solo acoustic set during sunset drinks. His song choices and ability had all our guests in awe. He totally read the audience and I lost count of how many people told me how brilliant he was.
In the evening we opted for Oliver and his band, “The Bom” to perform for the evening session. We only had 21 guests and wondered if a band would work for such a small audience….. How we didn’t need to worry! From the first dance they had us all dancing and for a man who “doesn't dance” (AKA me), I didn’t leave the dance floor….. once!!!!!
A simply brilliant performance by Oliver and his band and thanks for making a special day so memorable.”
Nick & Bec
Oliver Jones and The Bom were outstanding! They made our wedding day so special on so many levels, from the background music to the beautifully sang isle music performed by Oliver acoustically, which he had learnt specifically for us at short notice and then the awesome set that they performed in the evening! Nothing was out of the question and they even let me sing! I couldn't recommend Oliver and the guys any more highly! Thanks so much!!
Andrew & Gemma Ramsden
We cannot recommend Oliver Jones & THE BOM highly enough. So many of our clients & their wedding guests said how amazing you guys were so I just wanted to thank you for everything as it contributed a big factor towards many weddings that we organized. You guys are fantastic & as expected in every weddings , you had everyone up and dancing from the first note played until you left the stage!
We definitely will keep recommending Oliver & The BOM to anyone who looks for a very good quality band that can really rock the party!
Aey - Dreamcatchers Events
We'd love to give feedback! Our wedding guests have not stopped talking about how good you were. A regret of the day is actually not having you play for longer. You got everybody up on the dance floor and we didn't want it to end. Absolutely perfect. We're still on the island, so will be coming to check out your gig at the Billabong Bar on Monday night if we can :-)
Vanessa and Matt
We cannot recommend Oliver highly enough, he really helped to make our wedding day special - his acoustic performance was the perfect soundtrack to our ceremony, and his performance during the cocktail reception set the ideal atmosphere, (with all of our guests commenting on how great he was).
Communication with Oliver from our initial enquiry onwards was fantastic (the only problem we had, was trying choose our favourites from all the fantastic songs on Oliver’s huge playlist!)
We also had the great pleasure of hearing Oliver perform again before we left Koh Samui, when we went for dinner at Dr Frogs - specifically to hear him play (he was just as great, and hearing him perform some of our favourites again brought back memories of the wedding and was a great end to our holiday) .
Thanks again for helping to make our day so special.
Claire & Alex
I have worked with Oliver and The Bom many times. They never fail to provide a reliable, professional service; always on time for set up, sound check and play times; always organised, well presented and their gear in check. A group of lovely, happy chaps who are a pleasure to have as part of any wedding production… no dramas! Most importantly they are great entertainers, making smiling, sing-along guests and certainly satisfied clients.
Wedding Planner Koh Samui
Oliver made our special day that bit more special, both ourselves and our guests were blown away! Beyond being a very talented musician, he has an amazing ability to read the ambiance of the event and tailored his song choices to suit the flow of the day. Couldn't recommend hiring Oliver more.
Steve and Jessi
Oliver was fantastic performing at our wedding. He sang before the ceremony and during the cocktails and everybody commented on how great he was – he was even able to learn a new song for my wife to walk down the aisle to AND make a last minute addition to the ceremony itself!!
We found him really friendly and professional, and easy to speak to whether it was via email, phone or in person.
We would recommend Oliver to anybody hoping to have a wedding on Koh Samui!!
Adam & Stacey
Thank you so much for playing our wedding reception. I can't tell you how much it meant to us to have you learn our first dance song for us. Everyone was talking for the rest of the week about how good the music at the wedding was. It was just perfect and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. Thank you again. Best
Mr and Mrs Becker :)
Thanks for performing so well at our wedding, we always had a vision of how we wanted our live music to be, and you were able to deliver it to us perfectly. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your performance. My only regret is that we didn't have you performing for the entire night.
All the best for the future mate and thanks again.
Justin and Briony
We were looking for a musician or band last year, for our wedding at Koh Samui, because we knew we were going to marry at this beautiful Island . So we were fortunate with having Oliver play during a diner at Dr Frogs. I said to my girlfriend: I really want him to play at our wedding .
She said the same. When looking at his site i found out, he was also playing in a 4 piece band. The BOM. So we decided to book the band for our wedding party.
During our wedding, they were early, with setting everything up and doing their soundcheck.
But after a short but heavy rain (2 min) after our ceremony, the hotel would like to have us dinner inside the hotel. Our dinner and party should be at the lawn, so the band could start playing, while we were eating. The stage was setup at the lawn, so the party had to be outside.
No worries Oliver said;'' I'll grab my guitar and play you guys an accoustic session inside, while you are having dinner''. Perfect we said and lets hope weather will be ok for the party outside after dinner.
It was perfect , not only for us, but all of our guests loved the session. So after dinner, we went outside. And we were glad to see the weather was perfect for a party. The bar was setup and The Bom started playing. Immediatly our guests went to the dance floor. The whole evening was amazing, not only for me and my wife, but we saw everybody enjoying, including the band.
We will never forget this special day.
We like to say thanks to Oliver, Bob, Mark, Jo and the Thai soundguys,
for making this night so special.
Greetings Harm and Inge
Oliver is fantastic. He’s so easy to work with, responds very quickly, is very professional and most importantly his voice is amazing.
All weddings I’ve used him for, my couples couldn’t stop raving about how good he is.
A great addition to any wedding or event you are planning on Samui.
I have been involved with a number of private functions where Oliver Jones has been engaged for his professional services. Have always found Oliver to be very obliging and flexible when it comes to set timings and will adapt according to the organisers requests with little or no fuss. His music is always well presented and he has a feel for each party and style of music that will be appreciated and enjoyed by the assembled participants which is not always easy given age ranges, nationality mixes etc. He is a thorough professional and I have always enjoyed his performances when I have seen them either in private functions or in restaurants around the island.
My wedding clients have booked Oliver Jones on many occasions and each time that I have worked with him I have found him to be extremely easy and professional to work with, his friendly manner and fantastic voice make him a hit at any wedding. He is in my opinion the best at what he does on the island and I will continue to recommend him to all of my clients in the future.
Samui Weddings and Events.
I have worked with Oliver for the last few years and have found him to be professional, courteous and exceptionally good at what he does. He is a pleasure to work with and alway a pleasure to listen to. I would recommend working with Oliver, whether it is for his solo act or for his band.
Signature Weddings Thailand
'Oliver, I can't thank you enough for making our day so special.
The song list was perfect and everyone at the wedding was astounded of the quality of your performance.
My only disappointment was that I didn't book you for longer'
I just wanted to say thank you for being part of our incredible wedding. Your professionalism and pure talent made our night and the relaxed and easy nature with which you work was a such a pleasure. You were such an important part of our wedding and reception and we had so many people commenting on just how fantastic you were! Walking down the aisle to your music was such a blissful moment and one i will remember forever. You were integral to our wedding celebration and i cannot recommend you enough to couples looking to get married in Samui - thank you!!
Oliver was recommended by our wedding planner and the minute we looked at his website and song list, we knew we were in good hands. Planning a destination wedding can be daunting but having confidence in something so important like music, is critical. We can safely say Oliver exceeded ours and our guests expectations. Everyone raved about him and his performance. He read the crowd and set the tone for the arrival of our guests and cocktail hour and also pulled off a special request for my entrance down the aisle. We loved having Oliver part of our special day and would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in Koh Samui. Oliver, thank you for the wonderful memories!
Rachelle & Lee
Oliver was an absolute class act from start to finish. We’d done plenty of research before booking Oliver as the entertainment for the day & evening time , when we renewed our wedding vows after 25 years at The White House Hotel, Choeng Mon Beach.
Every single guest complimented at how much of an outstanding guitarist and vocalist Oliver was. His song list is vast and he does every song more than justice.
The communication via calls and emails was also excellent, so much so, even when I had to spend some time in hospital, just before the big day, Oliver came to visit to finalise arrangements and song choices.
Finally, you might find a cheaper artists on Koh Samui, but I promise, you will not find a better one!
Michael & Beverley Radcliffe
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your work on Monday afternoon. The music was absolutely perfect and your rendition of the Stone Roses This is the One was brilliant. It really made the ceremony.
Sam & Sophie
We hired Oliver to play at our wedding on the 12th April 2018 over welcome drinks and part of dinner. Oliver was recommended by our wedding planner and we hadn’t seen him live before. Naturally we had our fingers crossed that it would be what we wanted for our big day. Simply put, the quality of Oliver’s singing was another level. We had so many people come up to us at the wedding and comment about how amazing he was. The song choices were perfect and Oliver’s voice was mellow and beautiful, fitting the setting and creating a relaxed mood. We would HIGHLY recommend Oliver for any wedding function. He is adaptable and able to tailor the song list to your preferences before hand. We guarantee that you will be delighted with his performance on your special day!
Nikki & Jonny Rogerson
Simon and I would like to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last week. You playing the acoustic set during the cocktail hour and then joining the band was just amazing. It was exactly what we wanted. We were singing along on the beach while we were having our photos taken.
Everyone at the wedding loved hearing the new band SECTION 8. I didn’t want you to stop playing when the night came to end. We would 100% recommend you and the band for any celebration.
See you next time in Samui!
Nicole and Simon
Oliver Jones is a fantastic musician! We decided to book Oliver to play at our wedding and we are so glad that we did. We loved the variety of songs he played, and of course the exceptional quality of his performance. My Dad was particularly pleased as Oliver allowed him to indulge in a bit of blues on the harmonica too. Many of our guests are very good musicians so selecting the right entertainment was important to us. Our guests were more than happy and have made several comments since on how much they enjoyed watching and listening to Oliver; he truly is an extremely talented musician. We will have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is looking to book a band for their wedding, and have already told several friends who are looking for a wedding venue, that Koh Samui is the place to be!
Thank you so much once again.
Grace and Luke Stone