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Jon Oliva

Jon Oliva

Real/full name:
John Nicholas Oliva
54 (born Jul 22nd, 1960)
Place of origin:
United States (New York City)


Brother of the late Criss Oliva, who was also a member of Avatar/Savatage.

Recorded a piano version of Crimson Glory's "Painted Skies", as a duet with their original singer, Midnight.

Jon Oliva's Pain

Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Guitars (2003-present)

2004 'Tage Mahal Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
2006 Straight-Jacket Memoirs (EP) Vocals, Piano, Guitars
2006 Maniacal Renderings Vocals (lead), Keyboards
2008 Global Warning Vocals (lead), Keyboards
2010 Festival Piano, Guitars, Vocals (lead), Keyboards


Vocals, Guitars (2013-present)

2013 Raise the Curtain Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Keyboards


Vocals (1983-1993, 2000-2001), Keyboards (1986-2002, 2014-present)

1983 Demo (Demo) Vocals, Piano
1983 Sirens Vocals, Piano
1984 The Dungeons Are Calling (EP) Vocals, Piano
1985 Power of the Night Piano, Vocals, Keyboards
1986 Fight for the Rock Piano, Vocals
1987 Hall of the Mountain King Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
1989 Of Rage and War (Single) Vocals
1989 Gutter Ballet Vocals, Piano, Bass (track 2), Drums (track 2)
1991 Jesus Saves (EP) Vocals, Piano
1991 Streets: A Rock Opera Vocals, Piano, Drums on 2 and 7
1994 Handful of Rain (Single) Bass, Guitars (rhythm), Drums, Keyboards
1994 Handful of Rain Keyboard, Guitars, Bass, Drums (uncredited)
1995 Live Devastation (Live album) Vocals, Keyboards
1995 Chance (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Bass, Keyboards, Drums
1995 Doesn't Matter Anyway (EP) Vocals, Keyboards
1995 Dead Winter Dead Keyboards, Vocals (additional), Vocals (lead) (tracks 4, 6)
1995 Japan Live '94 (Live album) Keyboards, Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1995 Ghost in the Ruins: A Tribute to Criss Oliva (Live album) Keyboards, Vocals
1996 One Child (Single) Keyboards, Vocals
1997 The Wake of Magellan Keyboards, Vocals (lead) (tracks 5, 7)
1998 Turns to Me (Single) Keyboards, Vocals
1998 Japan Live 94 (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Keyboards
2001 Drive (Single) Vocals, Keyboards
2001 Commissar (Single) Vocals, Keyboards
2001 Poets and Madmen Vocals, Keyboards
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Composer (1993-present)

1996 Christmas Eve and Other Stories Piano, Keyboards, Bass
1998 The Christmas Attic Keyboards, Bass, Piano, Vocals (backing)
2000 Beethoven's Last Night Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Bass, Piano, Vocals (lead)
2004 The Lost Christmas Eve Vocals (choirs), Piano, Keyboards
2009 Night Castle Keyboards
2012 Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (EP) Composer


Vocals (1977-1979)


Vocals (1979-1983), Bass (1979), Drums (1980-1981)

1983 Living for the Night (Demo) Vocals
1983 City Beneath the Surface (EP) Vocals

Doctor Butcher

Vocals (1992-?)

1994 Doctor Butcher Keyboards, Vocals, Bass


Vocals (1975-1977, 1979), Drums (1975-1977), Guitars (1979)


2010 Angel of Babylon Vocals (lead) (on track 4)

Circle II Circle

2003 Watching in Silence Vocals, Keyboards

Dawn of Destiny

2014 F.E.A.R. Vocals (lead) (track 6)


As Jon "The Mountain King" Oliva:

2012 Era Vocals (Tracks 2, 8)


2010 Poetry for the Poisoned Vocals (on track 4)

Rough Silk

2001 Symphony of Life Vocals (track 4)


1993 Edge of Thorns Piano, Keyboards, Drums (tracks 2, 8)

Seven Witches

2002 Xiled to Infinity and One Vocals (lead) (on "The Burning")


2010 The Labyrinth of Truths Vocals as "The Insanity"

The Hourglass

2013 Play the Pawn (Single) Vocals

After Death

2004 Reviving the Gods (Demo) Producer

Doctor Butcher

1994 Doctor Butcher Producer, Music, Lyrics

Jon Oliva's Pain

2004 'Tage Mahal Producer
2006 Maniacal Renderings Producer
2008 Global Warning Producer
2010 Festival Producer


1988 The Science of Horror (Demo) Producer


2013 Raise the Curtain Producer, Engineering (additional)


1993 Edge of Thorns Co-producer
1994 Handful of Rain (Single) Producer
1994 Handful of Rain Co-producer
1995 Dead Winter Dead Co-producer
1995 Ghost in the Ruins: A Tribute to Criss Oliva (Live album) Co-producer
1996 One Child (Single) Producer
1997 The Wake of Magellan Co-producer
1998 Turns to Me (Single) Producer
2001 Drive (Single) Producer
2001 Commissar (Single) Producer
2001 Poets and Madmen Co-producer
2013 The Ultimate Boxset (Boxed set) Liner notes
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Added by: Megadeth Modified by: Lord Niklaus
Added on: 2011-04-09 22:34:37 Last modified on: 2014-12-19 05:37:52
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