Oli Savill, a Portuguese percussionist, officially moved to London at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music. Initially he got involved in the London latin music scene whilst taking one to one lessons at drumtech. Five years on, he got his first break into the commercial music scene and went on a four month world tour. On returning, he went on to fulfil a life long dream and went to study at the ‘Instituto Superior de Musica Ignacio Cervantes’ in Havana, Cuba. On his return, he rapidly got very busy as a session percussionist, always either touring, or in the studio. He took a small break from this in 2000 when he co-wrote his own album, and toured with his own band for two years. Since then, he has continued to be in high demand as a percussionist/ producer and teacher.
For the past nine Years he has been recording and touring worldwide with Basement Jaxx, and in between tours, has performed with Tom Jones, Shakira, Professor Green, Roy Ayers. He is currently, on a European tour with dubstep pioneer, Mala. Some other artists he has performed/recorded with:
Kaidi Tatham, Airto Moreira (miles davis, Weather report), Dom um Romao (Sergio Mendes, weather report), Sly & Robbie, Roy Ayers, Dele Sosimi (Fela Kuti), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Oswaldo Chacon (Cuba), Reel People, Ive Mendes (Brasil), Zero 7, Yasmin Levy (Israel), Smoke City,Matt Bianco, Robbie Ameen (dizzy guilespie, seis del solar), Pet Shop Boys, Lulu, Gary Barlow and many others!