Friday Live: Ollie West Band
The Ollie West Band are a 4 to 24 piece ensemble, creating new genre blending pop/fusion recognised by the likes of Bill Laurance and Dean Friedman. Led by songwriter, arranger, singer and pianist Ollie West, the band keep building from strength to strength and continue to develop their success with innovative ideas, memorable performances and, best of all, great soulful music. Inspired by artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and Elbow, Ollie's song writing consistently blends pop, jazz and classical genres and now carries a distinctive style of piano based writing with catchy melodies and intriguing harmonies.
Ollie himself has worked as a session keyboard player for New Order, Bill Laurance, ITV's Cold Feet and Joe Duddell, as well as arranging and songwriting for other upcoming artists in Manchester.
"The tracks of Ollie West and his band are excellent examples of pop/fusion; sophisticated changes, literate lyrics layered upon a fine groove." - Dean Friedman, Songwriter