Second album from the sharply dressed young bluesman, and again he's pulled a winner out the bag. Oli's debut, Open Road is a great opening statement, and now Heads I Win... takes it up 2 if not 3 notches. The opening chords of EVIL SOUL pin your ears back and for the next 11 songs Oli struts and swaggers and then bares his soul in equal measure. His song writing is growing in maturity, his vocals are more confident and he has found his guitar's voice; the solos are whiplike and expressive.
Stand out track for me has to be LOVES GONE COLD where Oli manages to wring every ounce of heartbreak from his guitar; great performance. SPEECHLESS, NOT A WORD, KEEPING MY OPTIONS OPEN, every track is a gem. You'll only lose if you don't hear this disc 'cos Oli is definitely on a winner here.