Olly E, the alt-rock singer from Leicestershire, is forging the road forward with his new release ‘Rise Above’. He stopped by for a chat.
Colby: What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
Olly E: Watching the reactions of people who hear my new songs for the first time as you never know what to expect!
Colby: Which track of yours means the most to you?
Olly E: From a mental standpoint, ‘For You’, as it has helped people suffering from mental health problems and I really wore my heart on my sleeve writing that one.
Colby: The first-ever gig you played can you remember it? How was it?
Olly E: My first ever gig took place when I was 12 at a battle of the band’s concert. Before the competition started the organiser put together a selection of Guitar soloists who each took turn performing for a few minutes. I played a rendition of American Idiot. I remember being nervous before going on stage but once I was out there it felt amazing!
Colby: What do you think is the key to success as a musician?
Olly E: Patience and commitment. You have to hang in there and believe in your abilities.
Colby: If you weren’t a musician, what job would you be doing?
Olly E: Probably something creative; an artist maybe.