Chris Olley


Chris Olley
Chris Olley
Origin Nottingham, England
Associated acts Six By Seven, Twelve project
Website http://www.chrisolley.co.uk/

Chris Olley is a Nottingham based musician and photographer. He was the lead singer and guitarist for Six By Seven[1] and also the band's main creative influence. He studied art in Wakefield College (1990–91) and gained a BA(Hons)in Photography at Nottingham Trent University (1991–94). It was at his time at University that Olley met Sam Hempton and together they formed six.byseven.

Olley and Chris Davis were the only constant members in the different line-ups of Six By Seven over the years. Although born in England, Olley spent much of his early years in Germany, a fact alluded to on Six By Seven's first single "European me". Consequently, some Six By Seven releases have featured tracks sung entirely in German, most notably the B-Side "Helden", a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" track.

Olley also released music as part of his Twelve project during his time with six.byseven and after.

In 2006 and 2008, Olley toured with Julian Cope and also co-produced several Julian Cope albums and side projects including 'You Got A problem With Me' and 'The Black Sheep'

In 2006, Cope's Jehovahkill album was re-released as a deluxe edition with an extra CD. Olley is acknowledged for the editing and tape transfer of disc 2 (in his own SNSM studios).

2009 saw the release of a solo acoustic album entitled A Streetcar Named Disaster and several other EP's including "East Of Edale" and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wade" through his website and Cargo Records.

In late 2007 Olley returned to his photography once more and undertook a project to photograph every football stadium in the first 4 leagues on a 250cc motorbike. The trip ended at the end of the summer of 2010 with an exhibition of all 92 images in Derby Museum's Salt Mill Gallery.

References

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2003-10-31). The great indie discography. Canongate U.S.. pp. 12–. ISBN 9781841953359. http://books.google.com/books?id=HJfGtREyuSAC&pg=RA12-PT755. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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References

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2003-10-31). The great indie discography. Canongate U.S.. pp. 12–. ISBN 9781841953359. http://books.google.com/books?id=HJfGtREyuSAC&pg=RA12-PT755. Retrieved 8 August 2011.