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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 now has his single "Slipping Away" freshly out of Abbey Road Studios ready for release on April 1st 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.'

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 3 years ago to study Medicine at the University of Warwick. He then moved to Edinburgh to work as a junior doctor, whilst also continuing his musical career alongside this.

The music is so uplifting it makes you smile.

Reignland Magazine

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

Hillz Fm

Discography

Ready (2020) - OUT 13.11.20

"Ready is a song about forgiveness and starting afresh and opening yourself to be loved and to love again. It's a song about a couple that have rekindled a flame that had been going out for a while. I started writing the song just focussed on the idea of a couple laying in the same place they had on their first date and counting imaginary stars on their ceiling."

 

 

Emilia (2020)

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. 

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