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      Oliver Charles        Welcome to the new website of Oliver Charles. Oliver is currently on the road with Gogol Bordello, and is looking forward to keeping in touch with fans through the blog.

Oliver was born and raised in Los Angeles, and comes from a family of musicians. Oliver Started out at a young age, drumming, arranging and touring with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.

Oliver worked on five albums with Ben, which were Lifeline, Both Sides Of The Gun, There Will Be A Light, Diamonds On The Inside and Fight For Your Mind.

In 2009, Oliver left BHIC and began touring and recording with the dynamic and groundbreaking Gypsy Punk bank, Gogol Bordello.

In between those gigs, Oliver has recorded or played with many other artists including Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, The Culver City Dub Collective, Lonnie Jordan (War), Rakim, De La Soul, Talib Kwali, Mos Def, Common, Ghostface Killah, Piers Faccini, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, The L.A. Allstar Revue, Project 1836, Bingewood, After Hours, Ocean 11, Cree Summer, The Soul of John Black, Weapon of Choice, Action Figure Party, and Groovin High.

Oliver has devoted his life to music and loves talking with fans. Feel free to send Oliver an email through our contact page.

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       Oliver Charles by Evil Vince Photography        Oliver also supports Autism awareness, and to help with this cause, has set up an Amazon.com store here on the website, where you can purchase music with 10% of the proceeds going directly to Autism Speaks in Los Angeles.

If you're interested in finding out where Oliver is at any given time, click on the tour link. Oliver is constantly traveling, and will be using the blog to connect with fans of all of the bands He contributes to. You can subscribe to Oliver's blog with your RSS reader so you can keep in touch with what's going on in the bands.

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