What a 2019 it has been for Ollie Wride. Having made his name as the vocalist of FM-84 with songs like ‘Running In The Night’, he made his first steps towards a parallel solo career.
Co-produced by Michael Oakley, the resultant album ‘Thanks In Advance’ was one of the best of the year, a collection of MTV friendly pop, synth rock and colourful ballads. One of the album’s highlights ‘I'm A Believer’ has been given a sympathetic and enjoyable makeover by FM ATTACK. Continue Reading ›
If BILLY IDOL was punk’s crossover success story into the international mainstream, then OLLIE WRIDE could become synthwave’s…
Embracing that Trans-Atlantic friendly sound which was once the staple of MTV when it bothered to play music, OLLIE WRIDE unashamedly partied like it was 1985. One thing that stood out tonight was Wride’s endearing stage craft. So don’t snooze and lose when he next performs somewhere near you. Continue Reading ›
Although best known as the voice for FM-84, Ollie Wride has ventured solo with his recently released debut album ‘Thanks In Advance’, co-produced by Michael Oakley.
A very immediate pop album with a suave presence and that classic MTV friendly feel, the positive acclaim for ‘Thanks In Advance’ has led to Wride announcing his first solo concert in London on Saturday 16th November 2019. The Electricity Club had the pleasure of talking to Ollie Wride about his career to date. Continue Reading ›
The stylish figure of Ollie Wride could become popwave’s own Bryan Ferry. Just as Ferry had a parallel solo career alongside ROXY MUSIC, the suave lead vocalist for FM-84 on songs like 'Wild Ones' has been partying like it’s 1985 on his enjoyable debut long player ‘Thanks In Advance’.
Ollie Wride has proved with ‘Thanks In Advance’ that he can cut it on his own outside of the FM-84 nest. Continue Reading ›
Although best known as the lead vocalist for FM-84, Los Angeles domiciled Brightonian OLLIE WRIDE has been working Michael Oakley on solo material.
And while ‘Running In The Night’ in 2016 with FM-84 made him more widely known within Synthwave circles, Wride’s ‘The Driver’ explores the synth assisted pop rock of BILLY IDOL and SIMPLE MINDS with a dynamic production from Oakley, who himself could potentially develop into the next Keith Forsey. Continue Reading ›