Best known as a member of Australian luminaries The Church (from their inception through to 2013), Marty Willson-Piper has been writing and performing music for four decades. He was a member of All About Eve and The Saints, and has co-written music with Grace Slick, Aimee Mann, Jules Shear, Susanna Hoffs and Linda Perry, among others. Today he represents one half of Cornish duo Noctorum. Marty is also lead singer and lyricist with Swedish band MOAT and a member of Swedish Prog legends Anekdoten, joining in 2015. Since the mid-1980s, Willson-Piper has also maintained a steady solo output, with nine releases to date. First single ever bought: Alternate Title by The Monkees.
Born in a leap year near Cologne with a Polish surname to a Swedish air hostess mother from Västmanland and a German scientist father from “Kraftwerk” city Düsseldorf (who is currently designing bricks for a future moon station), Olivia Willson-Piper started playing the violin when she was nine years old and joined an orchestra at eleven. Playing concerts in Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, Spain and Germany, she became leader of the orchestra at 18. During her Uni years she focused on busking, jam sessions and Jazz violin. On constant repeat: Vincent by Don McLean & I Started A Joke by The Bee Gees. The most beautiful piece ever written? Fauré’s Pavane.