George Olliver & Gangbuster
GEORGE OLLIVER is known as one of Canada’s foremost entertainer/vocalist/recording artists for r&b/soul music. His classic band THE MANDALA opened for the Rolling Stones in Toronto as part of one of their North American tour dates. As lead vocalist of The Mandala, George had one of the no.1 Can. classic recordings of that era……. “Opportunity”.
George’s solo career included raising, performing and managing the famous ‘CLUB BLUENOTE (Canada’s formost soul nightclub based in Toronto) as musical director and part owner. His band “Gangbuster’’ (which was born at the Bluenote) has the rep. of being the no.1 live bands in the GTA. George also won a nomination for a JUNO AWARD for best r&b song off his solo album “Dream Girl”.
In 2016 George Olliver was honoured by Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto with a sizable image on a 23 story high mural at Yonge and Gerrard. Most recently he has just received the ‘CASHBOX RECORD MAG. LEGACY AWARD” for his impressive recording and live performance achievemts. over the years.
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