I am Oliver, and I am 16. After suffering with arthritis at the age of 14, composing has taken a hold of my life! My genres are akin to film music, and works by Ludovico Einaudi and Hans Zimmer - both to whom I look up to when writing music.
Ollie Jones is a 16 year old composer, cellist and pianist from the southwest of England, UK. His contemporary classical writing, not dissimilar to that of Ludovico Einaudi and Hans Zimmer has been recognized by radio, film and artists worldwide - all still as a young indie composer.
His first album "Images" encompassed the emotions and feelings felt during the years he suffered with arthritis at 14, and took up composing. Since then, he has released more albums each gaining an aspect of maturity to his composing, recording and promoting.
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Ollie is wise beyond his years. He was very patient with all of my directions and made my track come to life. If you want a beautiful instrumental track, then go with Ollie.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Ollie. He’s lovely to work with, seriously talented and he gets the job done. Would love to work with him again. Highly recommended. Thanks again Ollie, you’re a star!
Interview with Ollie Jones
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A poet got in contact with me asking if I could soundtrack a poem or two of his! It has been amazing, and even I have learntso much!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A successful soundtrack to anything, be it a poem, a video, or anything else!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As I am only young, my studio setup is not the best, so I record almost everything via midi, or audio files.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hold back! Even if you think the genre doesn't suit you, contact me anyway and I can always refer you to another person!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Rode Mic (any!), Roland FP-8- stage piano, Any Marshall amp, JamMan Looper, Laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started creating my own music when I was 14, when I was suffering with arthritis in my hip, which was then followed by a total hip replacement. Still going, I absolutely love it! I am fitting it around studies and other commitments, but this style really attracts me, so perhaps a career in music is a possibility?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Flowing, minimalist, broad, Film and TV
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I am interested in minimalist music, so any artists that create in that style.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always know what you are going to record first! Write it down, albeit on a piece of paper, but don't start without it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soundtrack, Minimalism, Film and TV,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a film-esque soundtrack that fits with any project clients ask me to help out with.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As clients don't particularly come to me with a song already made, I usually create the song mysefl for them, so I can say that I can bring emotion and breadth to my songs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I would write a full score of the song on software such as Dorico or Sibelius. Next, I would record each instrument separately and then combine them for a first draft. Then I would start work on effects and changes to the audio step.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I studio record most of my instruments via Garage Band or BandLab DAWs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ludovico Einaudi's style and tone of his music inspires me the most, so if you like his music, then you'll like mine!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mainly, clients ask me to provide a soundtrack to a song, or just create a whole new soundtrack they can then go and release, or edit themselves.