1st place THE GRAMMYs Rock The Mic LA 2013
1st place Azusa Pacific Battle of Bands 2014
1st Place Cibola Battle of the Bands 2011
1st Place Cibola Battle of the Bands 2010
Benjamin Moore - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Steel-Guitar, Ukelele, Beat-Box.
Alexander Moore - Lead Vocals, Guitar.
Christopher Judd - Cajon, Shaker, Tambo.
Brandon Hallam - Xylophone, Piano, Organ, Marimba, Glockenspiel.
Desiree Hazley - Violin.
Thelonious - Vibes.
Oliver Riot is comprised of Benjamin and Alexander Moore, identical twins from New Mexico, USA. The brothers 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, Metallica, Eddie Money, etc.).
Oliver Riot just released their debut EP, Hallucinate, produced in its entirety by accomplice "Real Miilk" in the back room of a Korean Church. Alexander lived in his van parked outside of the church while creating this record, and both brothers continue to do so while recording the duo's next album. Often compared to James Vincent McMorrow, James Blake, and Passenger, Indie TrendSetters says, "Oliver riot is a dazzling point of unnoticed incandescence, an ineffable aurora devoid of deserving admirers, a true work of underground art that makes mainstream music look like superficial sham."
Based in Los Angeles, the twins just finished their second highly anticipated EP entitled Neurosis which was released December 2016. Oliver Riot is represented by United Talent Agency.