Ollie Cole

Head of Live Performance Workshop & Songwriting Tutor

Ollie is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who began playing and writing at the age of six.

Having had some success with his first band Swampshack, he formed the three-piece rock band, Turn. Ollie was Turn’s singer, songwriter and main guitarist, and they soon signed to Infectious Records in London, which was home to Muse, Ash and Garbage, among others. Turn enjoyed great success and popularity, playing sell-out gigs at Vicar Street and a packed to the gills standout performance at the Oxegen festival in 2005.

They released three Irish Top 10 albums and were nominated for Ireland’s coveted ‘Choice Music Award’ in 2005. Ollie left the band in 2006 to begin work on his first solo album, ‘We Albatri’, which was recorded in Germany. Upon its release in 2010, The Irish Times gave the album 5 out of 5 and made it their album of the month.

Ollie continues to progress his career as both a songwriter and solo artist, and is now signed to EMI and Big Life Publishing.

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