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Play tracks from Olivia's debut album Dirt Drenched Soul as well as songs recorded Live at the Sound Lounge:

Olivia's Debut Album - Dirt Drenched Soul

Olivia delivers a powerful expression of strength, sass, passion and lyrical tenderness with her debut album Dirt Drenched Soul.

The album was recorded live in analogue with a hand picked band of leading jazz and blues musicians who are guitarist Aaron Flower (National Jazz Award Winner 2007), pianist/organist Jerry Craib, bassist James Haselwood and drummer Cameron Reid.

It features a gutsy selection of tunes spanning jazz, blues, soul and even country, from the rare soul of A Love That Never Grows Cold to much-loved jazz standard St Louis Blues to a country-tinged version of Bob Dylan’s Simple Twist of Fate, together with the classic soul of Ray Charles’ Drown In My Own Tears and Donny Hathaway’s I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, and a sassy cover of Nina Simone’s roadhouse blues Buck.

Olivia harnesses the songs for her own needs. With her big, heart-soaked voice and the palpable personality and commitment of her band, each song is transformed and the result is an album of pure soul music.

“Olivia Pipitone sings with a rare authenticity,” says Steve Hunter.

Track listing:

1. A Love That Never Grows Cold (4:32)            
2. Buck (2:47)
3. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (6:26)        
4. St. Louis Blues    (4:55)
5. Drown In My Own Tears (3:48)            
6. Simple Twist Of Fate (5:34)                
7. Six Days On The Road (2:53)    


Olivia Pipitone - Vocals
Aaron Flower - Guitar
Jerry Craib - Piano and Wurlitzer
James Haselwood - Bass
Cameron Reid - Drums
Karl Laskowski – Saxophone

Produced by Olivia Pipitone

Recorded at Linear Recording on 28 & 29 January 2009
Engineered and mixed by Chris Vallejo at Linear Recording
Mastered by Oscar Gaona at Studios 301 Sydney

Photography by Matthew Longden
Design & Art Direction by Dreamer Sydney & Dublin

Dirt Drenched Soul is available for sale at Birdland Records, CD Baby and on iTunes

Live at the Sound Lounge

The live recordings in the music player above are from the launch of Dirt Drenched Soul at the Sound Lounge on 18 February 2010.

Olivia Pipitone - Vocals
Aaron Flower - Guitar
Sam Boyd - keys 
Tim Curnick - Bass
Cameron Reid - Drums 

Sound Recording: Carlos Naranjo

Mixing: Chris Vallejo at Linear Recording