Oli Silk is clearly gunning for fans who gobble up the bright, catchy vibe of Paul Hardcastle and Brian Culbertson. Silk, like Hardcastle, is from the U.K. and favors a smooth, grooving sound that’s romantic for ballads and thick and percussive for upbeat tunes. It’s probably no surprise, then, that the 27-year-old keyboardist and composer is one of the latest signings of the U.K.-based Trippin N Rhythm label, home to Hardcastle. Silk caught the label’s attention while collaborating with saxophonist James Vargas and with his own band called Sugar and Silk.
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