New York: In an incredibly competitive release week with several new entries in the Billboard Blues Charts, Independent Breakthrough Singer Songwriter and Guitar Virtuoso Oliver Sean joined multiple superstar artists on the Billboard Blues Album Charts. These include Joe Bonamassa, The Rolling Stones, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others, with his brand new album Devil is Back feat. RIP (WOA International) , debuting at #8 on Billboard’s Top 40 Blues Album Charts. This is Oliver Sean’s highest charting album and his 2nd Top 10 on the Billboard Charts.
Devil is Back is Sean’s 5th studio album and has hit #1 on the iTunes Top 40 Blues Album Charts in the US and the UK simultaneously, everyday since the album was launched. It is currently also in the Top100 on the Official UK Album Download Charts at #52 and #2 on Amazon’s Hot Releases list.
Oliver Sean’s Billboard Top 10 Album was engineered by WOA Entertainment Group, the label Oliver Sean founded with long time manager, Wanda Alvares. It has divisions in publishing, production, marketing/management and is branding itself as an independent entity that’s disrupting the standard model of the music business. As a result of this, WOA Entertainment has been able to compete against the major labels in the record industry to generate Oliver Sean’s various Billboard Top 10’s, UK Top 100 and multiple iTunes No.1 chart positions.
“Recording this album the way we did was quite surreal. Everyone involved was literally in a different city or country and none of us could meet in person due to the pandemic” says Oliver Sean, “but I think because we were so starved for music, not being able to perform or record with each other, that creative energy that has been building up, came through”
‘Devil is Back’ features Oliver Sean’s newly formed R.I.P, short for Real Indie Project, a group of Award winning Musicians who are featured on this breakthrough Independent Album, adding extra magic to the songs written and composed by Oliver Sean. RIP consists of Nicki Kris, Damian Wyldes, Christina Gaudet, Lisa Coppola, Tomiko Dixon, EJ Ouellette, Devin Leigh, Trevor Sewell, Syreeta Thompson Trumpet Lady, Suzanne Grzanna and Wanda Alvares who is the Co-Producer on the Album along with Oliver Sean.
“The Oliver Sean Band worked remotely for this album too, with Darren Edwards recording Bass in his bedroom, Simon Pearce recording drums in Oliver’s garage and Glenn Johnsson doing his parts in his loft” said Wanda Alvares, Co-Producer of the Album, “Once all the recorded tracks were sent in by the RIP Team and the Oliver Sean Band, Oliver and Angus Wallace were able to mix and master the full album across WOA Studios in Leicestershire and Farheath Studio in Northampton UK (also done remotely)”
The result is a stunning record with an experimental edge, more than previous Oliver Sean records and explores the many different sounds that shape the Blues genre. Devil is Back is a mix of Blues Rock and has combined traditional & contemporary blues music stylings with subtle elements of world beat, with a modern production style.