About

Performing as a solo artist and frontman of his 7-piece folk/blues band, The Elsewheres, Oliver Northam has developed a strikingly honest approach to storytelling. His lyric-driven originals showcase traditional folk sensibilities with captivating contemporary arrangements that spotlight Northam’s “…raw baritone maturity” (Beat Magazine) and pianistic virtuosity.

 

Northam made a strong entrance in 2019 with a string of festivals including Newport Folk Festival, Nightjar Festival, The Village Festival, Bale Out Festival, Boarding Pass Festival, as well as performing at Sofar Sounds and supporting seminal 90’s band ‘The Badloves’ at Melbourne’s Bird’s Basement.

 

2019 also saw Northam debut his self-released single ‘Into His Arms’ which garnered community radio support including a live performance on Melbourne’s iconic 3RRR, and spent 5 consecutive weeks in the top 10 Triple J Unearthed Chart, peaking at #3. Following this success, he was selected as 1 of 7 songwriters to represent Australia in the London MX Music Exchange, and in 2020 Northam received mentoring from Alice Skye and Liz Stringer after winning the Push Songwriting Competition.

 

Northam is currently working on his debut EP with Melbourne-based producer, Lee Bradshaw, with plans for a 2021 release and tour.