credit: Taylor Hotter
Oliver Riot--comprised of Benjamin and Alexander Moore--are steadily making waves in the music scene with a string of accomplishments and upcoming features: their single “Hallucinate” was featured in the E! Network series, Royals, and their tracks on Spotify have already accumulated over 10 Million plays on Spotify alone.
The identical twins originally from New Mexico spent their youth busking bars, breweries, and street corners, performing gypsy music in the style of Django Reinhardt before moving to Los Angeles. Shortly following their move, Oliver Riot took home first place in the Grammy’s annual “Rock The Mic Competition”, showcasing emerging California artists, and were awarded studio time with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Eddie Money, Metallica, etc.).
In November 2015 Oliver Riot released their debut EP, Hallucinate, produced in its entirety by accomplice "Real Miilk” in the back room of a 200 year old church in Los Angeles. Alexander lived in his van parked outside of the church while creating Hallucinate; their following EP, Neurosis, was released in November 2016. Currently, the duo has moved from the church, purchasing their first house in LA.
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