OLIVER CHAPMAN, former leader of the now
defunct singing group Wildfire is at a high point again. Born in
Trinidad West Indies, now residing in the U.S., the dapper
singer-songwriter is for sure at the top of his game.
This latest release, Give Thanks, is the true
of the man. It contains four songs previously released,
and eight new tracks, all written by Oliver Chapman, with
musical arrangements by American arranger,
and James met in 1989, when a friend took Oliver to
James’ studio in downtown Manhattan, but it was not until
much later that Oliver and James decided to record this album,
and so they did.
has written hit songs for Wildfire
and other artists, such as
“Mavis John”, “Peter Britto”, as well as
he began his solo career.
In 1980, Oliver was the recipient of a gold
record, awarded to him for excellence in songwriting
by the president
of Sure Shot
Productions. That song is “Say A Little
Prayer”, which he
wrote for Wildfire.
Another high point in Oliver’s career came
when he released three songs,
performed by 3 different artists including
himself. “Cryin’s Easy”, “Tanty Say”, and
“Sunday Morning” stormed
onto the local
charts holding positions #1,2, and 3, with
staying on the charts for
Oliver has remained loyal to what he
believes in, and this album
with the opportunity to have a good look
at the man
and his works.
He is thankful to Mr. James Mironchik,
his arranger and producer,
this album would have been hard pressed
He has given thanks to all of his
fans and friends for their support,
and to his
family who has stuck it out with him through
rough times, and last but not least
he says thanks to the almighty
having survived forty years in the
still going strong.