Thursday October 17, 2024

07:00 PM - 11:00 pm

Bilal Sayeed Oliver is a truly independent artist. A singer, songwriter, and producer who has always been ahead of his time – blending jazz, afro-futurism, classic soul, alternative r&b, rock, and even classical in his vocals and music. He’s known for his wide vocal range, work across multiple genres, and magnetic live performances. Philip Bailey said Bilal is the rare singer who uses his voice like an instrument.

Interscope Records signed Bilal to a major label recording deal fresh out of college, after studying jazz composition and opera at The New School in NYC. His debut album, “First Born Second,” showcased a range from the emotionally charged fan-favorite, “Soul Sista,” which peaked at No. 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, to the political viewpoints of “Fast Lane” and “Second Child”.

Bilal quickly developed a sizable following at his live shows which were known for being emotional and elecrifying. He received great acclaim from his peers, who noted his range and ability to sing in a freeform style and his classically trained falsetto. The soulful feel of the album caused Bilal to be labeled as “neo-soul,” but throughout his career his expansion in music and pushing of boundaries has proved his point that he is much more than that.

Thursday October 17, 2024

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Cover: $35.00

Ramova Theatre