Oliver Thompson, photo Natasha Bidgood
|Born||Oliver Forrest Thompson
March 22, 1988
|Other names||also known as Ollie Forrest|
|Occupation||Musician, with bands Roxy Music, White Vinyl, Rubber Kiss Goodbye, and Ollie Forrest|
Oliver Thompson is an English guitarist, songwriter and singer. He has toured with Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry since 2005, playing with guitarists such as Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding and Johnny Marr. He has played on Bryan Ferry's solo tours, festival dates and recording projects since he began working with Ferry at age 17.
He played on Ferry's solo album Dylanesque (2007) and was the principal guitarist on Olympia (2010) which also featured legendary players such as David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers, Johnny Greenwood and Phil Manzanera. He toured with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra for The Jazz Age (2013).
He was given his first guitar at 13 and soon started playing in his first band White Vinyl (2003-2007). He then started the band Rubber Kiss Goodbye (2008-2011) where he was the singer, songwriter and guitarist. The latter also included Bryan Ferry's son Tara Ferry on drums and Peter Perrett Jr. (previously of the band Babyshambles) on bass. Festival appearances for Rubber Kiss Goodbye included SXSW in Austin, Texas (2009) the Great Escape (2010) in Brighton, England, and the Lodestar Festival in Cambridgeshire, England (2011).
In 2013 he started his first solo project, Ollie Forrest, and continues to perform with Ferry on the Jazz Age tour.
-  YouTube video of Ollie Forrest's "Gun To Your Baby", February, 2014
-  Review by Chris Roberts from The Quietus of a show at the Royal Albert Hall, November, 2013
-  SXSW on Grooveshark, featuring Rubber Kiss Goodbye's "We See Lights"
-  YouTube video of Rubber Kiss Goodbye's "We See Lights"
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