<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->Oliver "Ollie" McGill
(born 2 November, 1981) is an Australian keyboardist
best known for his role as the keyboard player
and backing vocalist
for The Cat Empire
. McGill is also a member of several other Melbourne
based bands, including The Genie (a fusion band), The Conglomerate
(a modern jazz quartet), and other bands such as Peaking Duck, The Future, 77, and Past Ollie's Bedtime.
Some of his favourite musicians are Herbie Hancock
, C.H.I.P.S, Dave Brubeck
and Johann Sebastian Bach
He attended Wesley College, Melbourne
McGill has played alongside many stars including one of America's most notable soul artists, James Brown
, Andy Baldwin, and at music festivals and concerts all over Australia and the world.<br />He also recorded a song with Thomas Emilio, a Melbourne based artist, called 'Woke Up Laughing'.It was featured on Thomas Emilio's album of the same name.<br />As a child, he appeared in a TV commercial for Hungry Hungry Hippos
. He also appeared in the Australian film The Dish
as a talented pianist (which is is) in the background.