Olivia May has a story to tell. Years of starts, stops and self-doubt has shaped a voice now ready to empower and inspire those going through similar struggles.
Hailing from Fresno, California, Olivia began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined her first band and started playing local venues around her hometown. She quickly earned the attention of some industry executives with her raw vocal talent and upbeat stage performance, and by the time she was sixteen she was playing shows at The Roxy as well as showcasing for record labels.
In early 2007, Olivia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her creative career finding some early success in acting. After establishing herself on the LA music scene as a solo artist, Olivia joined ISLES which lead her to open for Crazytown, performing on the Vans Warped Tour in 2015 and receiving placements on Mashable.com and in Alternative Press.
Not only a powerhouse rock vocalist, Olivia’s angelic country vocal style caught the attention of David Rosales while she was performing her acoustic set in 2011. ‘David & Olivia’ performed nationwide, including stops at SXSW, wineries, and dive bars. ‘David & Olivia’ were nominated for a variety of categories in the famous OC Music Awards in 2014 and were asked to perform and open for Steel Magnolias in Temecula. 2016 brought Olivia the exciting opportunity to focus on her solo career. Liberated from industry constraints, she has harnessed her original inspirations and is ready to unleash her wildly passionate Hard Pop, with a dash of performance art style and a voice that has been through struggles to emerge as a beacon of growth, awareness and wild, unapologetic self-expression.
‘Tonight’ is released on January 13th 2017, along with an artistic music video shot and directed by the punk rock Greta Valenti of GROWVISION Creative Studios.
Talking about the inspiration behind her new song, Olivia says “I wrote Tonight during a time of complete wonderful chaos. Finding my true love, living in my car, absolutely no stability in my life. But none of that mattered, because I knew I found the one who would be there for me through it all.”