There is something about a country music song that’s like a good wine. There’s a quality, a workmanship, a passion that goes in to both. Hailing from the South Australian wine region of McLaren Vale, 21-year-old songwriter and country singer Juliet Oliver first discovered country music through watching Disney program Hannah Montana as an 11-year-old. This led to her parents gifting her a guitar, and so Juliet began teaching herself via YouTube.
Like many young country artists her age, it was Taylor Swift who pulled her in to the genre, which guided Juliet to begin crafting songs about her experiences as a young teenager. It was the freedom of performance and song-writing of country music that was preferred over classical lessons at school.
As she fell in love with country music, Juliet began to search out other country artists where she discovered and was inspired by the great women of country such as pioneer Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt, and songwriters Dolly Parton and Jason Isbell.
On her debut self-titled EP with her sweet warm vocal, Juliet Infuses her influences into youthful stories of positivity, inspiration and heartbreak. The impossibly cute songstress sings on lead track and first single I Don’t Want To Get Over You… “I’m sure you’ve heard it all before but it feels so right and the summers so warm”. The last song written for the project came to Juliet only a few weeks before going into the studio to record with Producer Simon Johnson at his Hillbilly Hut studio on the New South Wales Central Coast. The upbeat, feel good song about not giving into heartbreak and doing what you want, as well as her latest single Autumn’s Ending co-written with Matt Scullion detailing her experience about a crush whom she met through her law studies at University whilst walking down Adelaide’s picturesque “Kintore Avenue”, have received airplay nationally. Juliet has been featured on a number of well recognised radio stations including KIX Country, ABC’s Saturday Night Country with Felicity Urquhart, ABC Adelaide with Peter Goers, KIK FMQ, Good Morning Country CBAA Network, Sunshine FM QLD, and numerous other community stations.
2019 proved to be Juliet’s most significant year to date; named a Grand Finalist in the prestigious Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Following this achievement, she has since released her latest single Blame It On The Song, produced by award-winning Matt Fell at Sydney’s LoveHZ Studios. The infectious tune showcases Juliet’s trademark wit and sass, as well as a newfound sense of lyrical maturity.
A passionate entertainer Juliet has been building new converts through her shows on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide. Stepping into her own with a shower of senses through her songs, conviction and performance. Says Juliet “I love performing live because it gives me the freedom and opportunity to bring my songs to life, allowing me to further express the emotion and meaning behind them. It's exciting to be able to play off of the audience's energy and my own adrenaline while forming an atmosphere and a connection. Playing live is an exciting way to be able to share my stories by creating a visual performance”.
With a country attitude, there is definitely a little edge to Juliet Oliver with a touch of classic. She is true to herself, her age and where she comes from. She writes what she lives, and not pop songs decorated in country feels. Her songs and her performances will connect with country music fans with her own colour and texture.