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P.J. OLSSON: Vocals

P.J. grew up in Houghton, Michigan and has been singing and making music as long as he can remember. He started playing violin at age 6. With a father who conducted an orchestra, he ended up taking music very seriously….that is until he realized you could sing words over one sixteenth the amount of chords and impress girls! His journey of inspiration took him through many odd situations and record deals. He has three released albums, which enjoyed varying degrees of attention, although he maintains he is proud of all of them. “One record got me on LETTERMAN, in NEWSWEEK, USA TODAY, ROLLING STONE, and a bunch of others too”, says PJ. “Visine”, a song taken from this album,was Hightimes Magazine song of the year. P.J. has performed alongside Rufus Wainright, Beth Orton, Bob Geldof, The The, DJ Spooky,Ben Harper, Nelly Furtado, The Twilight Singers, Train, Michelle Branch, The Flys and many more. When he’s not working on his own music, he produces and writes for other artists and writes songs for movies, TV, and advertising. He started singing with Alan Parsons Live Project in mid 2003, and has been collaborating recently with Alan on his latest album. He now lives in Los Angeles. “The most important thing in my life is looking after my three kids and my wonderful wife”, he says. “I live a simple life of hope and fun… music and words rule my every moment, and I’m sort of along for the ride”.