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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW NORWICH ARTIST OLIVER MAVILIO 

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music is something that gives me relief. I’m not a sociable person, so I find it to be one of the only ways I can express myself. I’m historically a terrible communicator. 

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

Ok. I suppose you could call me a multi-instrumentalist – and I use that term lightly. I know what is required for what I do. I don’t involve anyone else in the writing or recording process. It’s very much a self-indulgent affair. This release is really only a side project. 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

I don’t really think about it. I don’t feel the need to compare myself to anyone else. Success is subjective, as is the music itself. So I can’t possibly give an answer. 

We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?

Yes, it is. 

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

There’s a lot of messed up stuff happening in the world. It’s hard to keep up to be honest. 

Let’s share the love, what bands are doing really well in your Town / City?

There are a lot of talented people in my area, some great bands. Pleasure Inc seems to be tingling on everybody’s lips at the moment. 

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

Just do it for yourself. Other people aren’t important, they’ll only stand in your way. 

Did you buy anything you didn’t need during the pandemic?

I started designing some clothing, then I just gave it all away to people. I’m not really a businessman, you see. 

What was the worst experience on stage? 

Most performances are quite visceral if I’m involved. At one show in particular my microphone kept cutting out and eventually lost all sound. I lost it for a moment and sent it swinging through the crowd, and then just started hitting myself with it. 

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I have a scar and a tiny blind spot in my right eye. 

If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?

Melancholy, and full of genuine emotion. 



What makes you stand out as an artist?

My voice, and my perspective. It’s a love-hate thing. The most critical feedback I receive is about my voice, and the tone of it. Then similarly, what I’m actually saying. I don’t think many people like to hear what I have to say. It’s their loss. 

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

Yes, Distant Sound is a new track that I am releasing on Halloween 2022.
It’s a song about loneliness, and how overwhelming that feeling can be. 

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.

I’ve had something on my shoulders for a long time that I needed to express, and move past. That’s the driving force, always. 

What was the recording process like?

Fully mono with minimal instrumentation, in most cases one take. No fancy gear, just some simple honest equipment. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

Learning to cope with such a profound feeling of sadness, but trying to be productive at the same time. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

It’s exactly as it’s meant to be. Music is subjective. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Happy Halloween.