ALL SALES FINAL
Ollie first emerged on the hip-hop scene after a life changing car accident sparked an awakening, leading him to leave his athletic dreams behind and drop out of university. It was music that Ollie turned to as a form of therapy. Music was alwaysone of his passions, but not something he seriously pursued until coming face to face with death. Ollie shifted his focus to creating dynamic deliveries and engaging lyricism to reflect his experiences including those concerning overcoming obstacles, facing adversity, and being proud of who you are. This path led him to become the person he is today an artist inspiring others using the mantra, “More Than Music.”
Pulling inspiration from hip-hop/R&B, pop, rock and country, the latter of which serving as a representation of his small-town upbringing, Ollie’s music presents itself as a unique catalogue of sounds and cadences. Moreover, Ollie’s skillset highlights his ability to adapt to different genres effortlessly, creating a series of lyrical paintings that are not only captivating, but relatable. “I started off being heavily influenced by hip hop, and as time went by, I learned to appreciate a lot more music. When I began exploring different genres, my music and sound started to take form. I found my voice,” notes the Toronto based artist.
Early in his career, Ollie was heavily involved in the YouTube community. At the age of 16, he opened his first YouTube channel and began uploading gameplay commentaries. This eventually drove him to create a music channel where he would promote the sounds of up and coming artists. Ollie’s desire to promote other undiscovered talent only further inspired him to begin releasing his own music under an alias that took form from his father's childhood nickname. He began writing, recording and releasing these songs, quickly getting featured on videos of popular gamers and personalities, building awareness around Ollie in the YouTube community. This subsequently translated to over 18K subscribers on YouTube, and over 430K monthly listeners on Spotify. In turn, this created an unbreakable bond between an artist and his constantly growing fanbase. With a focused vision, and a clear message behind his music, Ollie’s newest endeavor, a 3 track EP titled, Lost, is setting a promising foundation for 2019.
This release coincides with shows in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Lost, which explores themes of insecurities, paranoia and relationships, adds a complex layer to Ollie’s music, once more highlighting his musicality and fearlessness of being himself, and giving fans something to connect to intimately. “I get a lot of messages and comments from people talking about how a certain song was able to impact their life, or how they found a form of comfort through my words,” he explains. “I try and spend as much time as I can everyday talking with my fans one on one, not just about my music, but on a personal level, something ‘More Than Music’