Saturday December 14, 2019

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?

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

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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