Sean Oliver started singing in the cathedral choir during his formative years in his indigenous Toronto prior to going to play in a variety of funk rings while developing up. He spent the ’80s rotating records being a DJ in Toronto’s warehouse picture, on a regular basis honing his abilities in his major passions: songwriting, creating, and performing. Motivated by famous brands Stevie Question and George Clinton, Oliver surfaced from the Toronto R&B picture 1997 using the discharge of his debut record, Solitaire. The record is a combined mix of jazz, spirit, R&B, and hip-hop, and Oliver’s performing voice continues to be likened to a male Erykah Badu. He implemented Solitaire with an effective 1998 tour from the U.K.