Welcome to my site, I am a singer-songwriter based on the east coast of Australia. I play guitar-based melodic indie pop/rock tunes. Have been playing live at venues for the past 7 years after learning my chops in street busking throughout the NSW Northern Rivers and southern Gold Coast. Music is my passion and life....... my parents said I could sing before I could talk! Currently, I am a one-man band - singing, playing guitar utilising loop pedals, stomp box, and high hat.
I have released 7 singles since Oct 2020, with my current one "Washed Away" about the 2022 catastrophic floods which came out on February 24 2023,
“Tapping Away” - is about the social dysfunction of using mobile screens instead of talking to the person right in front of you.
“Stone Cold Killer” - outlines the story of a robbery gone terribly wrong.
“Mr Nightowl” – a song for insomniacs when things on your mind or ideas in your head keep you up all night
"Boots" - a song about overcoming self-doubt, taking the 1st steps in living your best life without regrets
"Silk Dress" - continues the theme of "Boots" of turning up & doing the daily grind & pursuing your dreams with gusto
"Neverland" - a song for all those people that get a hard time most days and are considered outcasts - this one is for you all
"Hollow" - a song about an unexpected breakup and the emotions involved.
“Washed Away” was inspired by listening to personal stories of the 2022 catastrophic floods in Murwillumbah and throughout Australia. During the cleanup phase, I was working in a local bottle shop. For 7 days, there was limited power, no internet, no access to banks & limited food supplies. At night after a day cleaning up, families would meet up at the hotel to have a meal, drink and share their stories and experiences. Stories of losing their possessions & damaged homes. It was heartbreaking & an emotional period.
Twelve months on, these same people are still dealing with the recovery, without direction from insurance companies, all levels of government/s. There is no closure at all. Climate change is rearing its head with these catastrophic events and action is needed.
“Washed Away” is written from the perspective of a flood victim. It’s a story that had to be told.
I have one follow-up release already recorded for release on 28 April 2023. All my songs have been recorded with the same team of legends Producer / Mix Engineer Dylan J Smith, siblings Blair (Drums), and Lawson (Bass) Hamilton, and acclaimed Mastering Engineer Paul Blakey of 12th & Vine Post (Amy Shark, Busby Marou, Casey Barnes) all based on the Gold Coast Queensland. I plan to keep releasing singles in the short term and see how my music is received while building an audience. If you've made it this far, thank you for reading & taking an interest in my music - much love. Ollie - March 2023