The music is pure pop with a soft, gentle touch. Think if the Zombies were fronted by David Gray, or if Crosby, Stills, Nash had added a British fourth member instead of a Canadian. Childs finds most of his inspiration from great singer/songwriters like Cat Stevens, Neil Finn and Michael Stipe. His music echoes of the same integrity, vulnerability, poeticism and tell-it-like-it-is sensibility as these artists, but the singularity of his voice, his personal style and his disarming sense of humor, create a sound that’s all his own. “What I love about music,” Ollie says, “is it’s ability to expose the beauty and lightness of human emotion from underneath even the darkest of experiences.” Born and raised outside of London, the 34 year-old singer-songwriter now spends his time between NYC and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He recently completed a U.K.
and European tour with Ben Taylor. His grandfather, Frank Doel, was a central character in the 1983 film, Charring Cross Road, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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