Member Profile

Musician, Festival Organiser & Consultant
Oliver Carpenter
Musician Oliver is an experienced vocalist and trumpeter across a wide range of styles. Currently he is performing at folk, blues, acoustic and jazz festivals and across the Rural Touring circuit with Mumbo-Jumbo close-harmony piano-led trio (twice nominated in the British Blues Awards). He is also a member of Men in General an acapella quartet combining sweet singing with off the wall humour. www.mumbo-jumbo.biz and www.meningeneral.org.uk . Festival Organiser Oliver has led the Upton Blues Festival (British Blues Festival of the Year 2015 & 2016) for the last eight years. It attracts 20,000+ people to swamp the streets of the small Worcestershire town, is completely free to enter, with every musician paid, without sponsorship or any local authority funding and makes large donations to local causes - www.uptonbluesfestival.com. He has also set up and run a number of other much smaller festivals in recent years. Festival Consultant Oliver now offers his expertise in setting up and developing self funding festivals to other festival organisers starting to loose their mojo, and to Local Authorities (sadly but unavoidably) getting out of public funding events and helping them transition the events to self sufficiency for the benefit of all. www.jigsawfestivals.co.uk