On Song Oliver Cole

Since your days as the frontman of Turn, you’ve changed your name on record to Oliver Cole rather than Ollie Cole. Why?

15th August, 2015
Oliver Cole: ‘The one thing [Turn] never had going in our favour was location . . . we had no support to get ourselves outside of Ireland’Ruth Medjber

I thought it sounded more serious. When I was releasing my first solo record [We Albatri, in 2010], I was like, ‘Ollie Cole’, I just didn’t like the sound of it. Ollie is someone you go for a pint with. Oliver is someone who writes songs. Did I get a gentle ribbing from friends about that? No gentle ribbing, just actual hardcore stick.

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