Oliver Mally was born in Wagna/Styria, Austria. At the age of 15 he received his first guitar which, for his family, turned out to be a real “troublemaker“. As an autodidact he spent his first years learning different guitar styles. Main influences on his electric guitar playing are Albert King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Albert Collins.
After years of hard practice he developed his own style that separated him from other guitarist – clones. In 1990 he formed the band “SIR” OLIVER MALLY’s BLUES DISTILLERY. During the following years the band was constantly on tour – national as well as international.
Since the late nineties his acoustic playing became more and more a bigger part in his creative work. With piano player Raphel Wressnig he found himself a congenial partner. And even here, on the field of acoustic blues, an identifiable style of their own was worked out real fast and documented on two CD’s “TRIPLE TROUBLE” and “BOUND FOR NOWHERE” .
150 to 180 shows are done every year all over Europe. Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia… He worked with artists like Louisiana Red, Steve James, Doug McLeod, Big “Lucky“ Carter, Johnny “Yarddog“ Jones, John Mooney, Larry Garner, Sugar Blue, The Griswolds.
He opened shows for Champion Jack Dupree , Billy Branch, Steve James, Bobby Mack, Big Jay Mc Neely, Larry Garner, Microwave Dave & the Nukes, Vince Weber , Johnny Mars, Lucky Peterson, Roger Chapman …