12 October 2020 – 2.00pm
Exeter to LA – One Song at a Time
Educated at Bishop Stortford School, Olivia is a 24-year-old R&B, jazz and pop artist. She spent four years studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and has established a sizeable network of collaborators in Los Angeles and New York, meaning she regularly travels across the pond to attend writing and recording sessions.
In May she released a song 'Salty' featuring California Bay R&B artist Jane Handcock. 'Salty' has already prickled ears in the US, UK and Australia with radio support from BBC Radio 1, Apple Music Beats 1, RINSE FM, and BBC 1Xtra, and this song is a taste of the delicious things to come from the up and coming artist.
Drawing a line from Outkast & Erykah Badu mixed with the classics of Chet Baker, Amy Winehouse, with an air of the cheek of Lily Allen, Swann’s aural aesthetic combines an appreciation of gospel, jazz and R&B, honed from graduating at one of the most respected music schools on the planet.
Olivia was also recently featured with the track 'Looking For Love' on Rico Love's Emerging Women of R&B album alongside the likes of Ling Hussle, Sevyn Streeter, Deborah Cox and K. Michelle.