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Oliver Thompson


Oliver Thompson playing the guitar while wearing a black coat, black and white long sleeves, and ring

Full Name
Oliver Forrest Thompson

March 22, 1988 (age 33) (
Swanage, England

Other names
also known as Ollie Forrest

Musician, band Ollie Forrest.

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Oliver Thompson is an English guitarist, songwriter and singer. He has toured with Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry since 2005, playing with guitarists such as Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding and Johnny Marr. He has played on Bryan Ferry's solo tours, festival dates and recording projects since he began working with Ferry at age 17.


He played on Ferry's 2007 solo album Dylanesque and was the principal guitarist on the 2010 Olympia, which also featured players such as David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers, Johnny Greenwood and Phil Manzanera. He toured with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in 2013 for The Jazz Age. When asked in a 2013 interview about his favorite guitarists to work with, Ferry said,

Oliver was given his first guitar at 13 and soon started playing in his first band White Vinyl (2003–2007). He then started the band Rubber Kiss Goodbye (2008–2011) where he was the singer, songwriter and guitarist. The latter also included Bryan Ferry's son Tara Ferry on drums and Peter Perrett Jr. (previously of the band Babyshambles) on bass. Festival appearances for Rubber Kiss Goodbye included the 2009 SXSW in Austin, Texas The Great Escape Festival (2010) in Brighton, England, and the Lodestar Festival in Cambridgeshire, England (2011).

In 2013, he started his first solo project, under his first two names Ollie Forrest. He launched his first single in London on June 20, 2014, featuring the songs "Gun To Your Baby" and "Wild's Rent".

Oliver Thompson playing the guitar while wearing a black coat and white long sleeves


Studio albums

  • Dylanesque (2007) (with Bryan Ferry)
  • Olympia (2010) (with Bryan Ferry)
  • Avonmore (2014) (with Bryan Ferry)
  • References

    Oliver Thompson Wikipedia