Vincent Oliver EP
Vincent Oliver is a name you can hear a lot `round the Loaf of- fices. We think he is just a terrific bloke. He seems to have it all, a tal- ented visual artist and a highly accomplished self taught musician who has kindly graced us with Loaf`s debut release (check out Vincent’s remix of Nathan Fake’s remix 12”). His Highness, Mr. Oliver, is quite an amusing guy so we popped him some questions and let him give you the Lo down.
Vincent Oliver - Vincent Oliver EP
LOAF: WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Preston hospital, North Shields, near Newcastle. Apparently Sting’s mam used to be a maternity nurse there. My Dad always used to joke about Sting’s mam whiping my bum.
LOAF: INFLUENCES/CHRONIC ILLNESSES?
I was brought up on a diet of glam-rock. Marc bolan, Steve Har- ley and David Bowie. I think these chaps form a kind of base for most of my influences. I take inspiration from everything, though. I’m very visually stimulated and I’m into words and that. It’s mostly ever y day things and the people around me. It ’s atmospheres and feelings that I’m inspired by and try to achieve. I’ve always had re- ally nuts pals who make smashing stuff too. They introduce me to all sorts of cracking stuff. I’m one of those [lads] who want to have a bash at everything and I think that adds new perspectives.No chronic illnesses, I am chronically irritating, though.