Olly Friend

Olly Friend (VIC)

Thursday 29th September, 8:30pm. Free entry

As one of Geelongs leading singer-songwriters Olly Friend has relentlessly toured 3 times over the past year and a half and has shared the stage with numerous big names such as Patrick James, Hein Cooper, Marlon Williams and The Pierce Brothers.

2016 brings a new challenge in solo touring and International shows all across New Zealand as well as shows all across the East Coast, Western Australia and Tasmania. Friend has already shown crowds across Australia his energetic heartfelt solo shows on tour with other local band The Run on their debut EP tour (March 2016), Let You go solo tour (April 2016) and The Runaway Tour (July/August 2016) .

Coming from a folk background and growing up busking at small music festivals before he could even play guitar Friend turned to busking on Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne last year to make a living but realised his true calling was on the road. Drawing influences from artists such as Ben Howard,

Daughter and Matt Corby he has found a way to incorporate his self taught guitar and powerful and raw vocals to find a sound he can only call his own.