Ollie Bond is a Coventry based singer/songwriter, playing an upbeat blend of acoustic, pop and folk music – taking his inspiration from artists such as Passenger, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jason Mraz, and The Beatles.
Ollie found his roots in Sandy in Bedfordshire, picking up the guitar at age 10, before moving to Coventry 2 years ago to study at the University of Warwick. Previously, as part of a duo back home, Ollie has been lucky enough to reach the finals of national music competition ‘OpenMic UK’ at the London O2 and has been twice nominated for the best acoustic act and once nominated for the best male artist at Cambridge NMG awards.
In 2018, Ollie supported Ronan Keating, Neville Staple Band, Hazel O’Connor, and Tony Christie on the main stage at Godiva Festival, at the time the largest free festival in the UK. Due to popular demand, Ollie then returned to the festival in 2019 to headline their acoustic stage and play their BBC stage. Ollie was also privileged to be chosen to play for Coventry’s portion of Found In Music’s International Busking Day.
Ollie recently released a new single, ‘Safe With Me’, premiering on 11th December 2019, receiving praise from Hot Music Live and Reignland magazines; with Reignland describing the song as ”so uplifting it makes you smile’ and the vocals as ‘unbelievably nice and clear. ‘ He is currently recording new music to be released throughout 2020, with his first single of the year ‘When I Went Away’ debuting 31st January.