OLLY E PRESS KIT
Olly E is a modern rock solo artist and songwriter influenced by Linkin Park, Muse and Pendulum.
Born in Leicester, Olly E has had a life-long love of music, playing in several bands since the age of 12. Learning to play guitar, drums and bass, he composes all his own music and lyrics.
In 2016, he decided to focus on working as a solo artist and released his first E.P. "1" in August of that year, whilst studying at BIMM Bristol. This was followed by appearances at local venues and festivals on his return to Leicestershire.
Over the years, he has self-produced singles, videos and online content whilst building a following. After a brief stint as a bass player on a cruise ship, Olly E went into the studio to work on his second E.P. "Such is Life" in early 2019.
As an outsider, missing a sense of belonging has fuelled a fire within Olly E, as is reflected in his lyrics, when thoughts become words on the page. Finding socialising a struggle; instead seeking solace in songwriting, the one thing he has dreamed of is becoming a successful musician, believing that this is where he’ll find a place to finally fit in. As a result, he aims to give hope through music to those who feel lost or alone, providing a haven where everyone can belong.
Recently, Olly E has been performing at local shows and festivals and released two singles from the E.P. to gain traction for the full release. The second single, "For You" received airplay on BBC Introducing and was featured on "pickmypostcode.com"'s video draw. As a result, Olly E received many heartfelt messages from the public saying how the track had moved them and helped them to cope with their issues.
Released on 31st August 2019, Olly E's second E.P. "Such is Life" addresses his personal battles with depression, heartache and loneliness, whilst hoping to help listeners struggling with mental health issues see a brighter future.
6/09/2019 - 'Circles' aired on AR FM.
3/09/2019 - 'For You' aired on Actual Radio for Colchester
29/08/2019 - 'For You' featured in Sane.com's audio gallery
19/08/2019 - 'For You' music video featured on pickmypostcode.com
17/08/2019 - 'For You' aired on BBC Introducing in the East Midlands
31/08/2018 - 'Kaleidoscope' aired on Midnight Mojo on Chippenham FM
"Such is Life" E.P. - August 2019
Out of the Dark (single) - January 2018
"1" E.P. - August 2016
Glastonbudget Festival, Wymeswold - 26/5
The Soundhouse, Leicester - 6/5
Pi Bar, Leicester - 14/4
Victoria Bikers pub, Coalville - 12/4
O2 Scholar, Leicester - 7/4
The Musician, Leicester - 20/1
The Soundhouse, Leicester - 12/1