Chris Olley



水曜日, 11月 24th, 2010

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Chris Olley

Chris Olley is a Nottingham based musician and photographer. He is the lead
singer and guitarist for Six By Seven 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

Olley and James Flower have been 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.

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