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"Writing and recording my thoughts from my living room.
Hoping to share these with the lovers, the lost, and the broken-hearted."
Bringing something different to folk music with his distinctive warming vocal tone over heart-felt Beatle-esque lyrics, Ollie Bond is taking the UK folk scene by storm.
With his music sounding like a blend of Passenger, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver & The Lumineers, Ollie writes about various situations that we all find ourselves in and can relate to: including heartbreak, isolation and love. In 2018, Ollie supported Ronan Keating, The Neville Staple Band, Hazel O'Connor & Tony Christie on the main stage at Godiva Festival, at the time the largest free festival in the UK. Ollie returned to the festival in 2019 to headline the acoustic stage and play the BBC stage.
Ollie has been lucky enough to reach the finals of national competition ‘OpenMic UK’ at the London O2. He’s also been nominated 4 times for an NMG award including 'Best Acoustic Act' and 'Best Male Artist'.
Ollie had a busy 20/21 releasing a string of singles, receiving praise from various music blogs including Thank Folk For That , BBC Introducing and Mahogany Sessions. 2022 is no different, after moving to Edinburgh, Scotland he is back gigging including with the well-renowned Sofar Sounds session. He now has his single "Loveable fresh out of Abbey Road Studios ready for release on August 5th 2022!
About his new single, 'Loveable':
"A song to remind someone how much they mean to you. I wrote this for my partner when she was going through a hard time to help pick her up and love her into the person I know her to be. Recorded in my living room and mastered at Abbey Road in London. Let's spread some love."
More about Ollie:
On a musical diet of The Beatles & Buddy Holly, Ollie found his roots in Bedford, UK, picking up the guitar at age 10, before moving to Coventry 4 years ago to study Medicine at the University of Warwick. He then moved to Edinburgh to work as a doctor, whilst also continuing his musical career alongside this.
The music is so uplifting it makes you smile.
I'm not at all sure where Ollie's muse is taking him, but he's definitely off somewhere interesting & I hope I can chart his adventures with you in "Hot Music Live”.
Hot Music Live Magazine
Another splendid silky voiced track from Ollie who seems to bring comfortability and a soothing touch to anything he touches
Slipping Away (2022)
Slipping Away is a song about the hesitancy in current society about opening up about mental illness. It takes the position of someone in a long term relationship worrying about pushing their partner away by opening up about their health, and in the process letting their thoughts run wild and worrying that the relationship is over.
This is definitely the song that means the most to me, and it made it even more special for it to be mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London.'
Recorded at my home in Coventry in mid-April 2020, Emilia is a powerful song that is loosely based around my own experiences of being separated from my partner during the COVID-19 lockdown. The song looks at a couple that are living across the country from one another in this time and focusses on the emotional toll this is taking from both view points. The overall message that presents itself towards the end of the song is to just keep holding on and to look after each other in these difficult times.