Dale Olivier was born in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa but moved to London in the spring of 1990 and joined London Indie band Fur-lined. The band signed to Complete Music a division of the Cherry Red group and recorded 2 singles.
The first single “Love is Dead” and the second single “Kitchen Party” both received airplay on BBC Radio One from Steve Lamaq/Jo Whiley, Gary Crowley GLR and the Legendary John Peel and the band reached no 4 on the Alternative Charts in South Africa on the national station 5FM.
The band were produced by Pat collier ( Wonderstuff/Katrina and the waves, House of Love) and shared an office with a young ” Suede” while playing live gigs to a then unknown Liam Gallagher.
Dale Olivier’s debut solo album ‘Winter Colours in Summer’ was released with the Single ‘In the Country’ being described by the New Musical Express as “Brilliant, Superb,the new David Gray, Positively Eminem-esque lyrics”. TNT Magazine described Dale as “Destined for big things”. One of the tracks ” Jackripper” went to number 1 in Italy on the Peoplesound folk charts.
Dale Olivier’s second studio album was produced by Pat Collier and entitled ‘Fountainhead’. The first single taken from the album was ‘Mary’ promoted with a live interview from Sun City in South Africa on the National station 5 FM.
‘Mary’ is about Dale’s aunty who had Down Syndrome and was in a mental institution in Howick in Natal, South Africa. Mary passed away in Dec 2004, bless her soul but this song has now immortalised her. Even though the song was not an obvious choice as a single Dale released it with a bizarre video featuring him in an authentic 1960s straight Jacket. The video for the single ‘Grand Tour of Sorrow’ was featured on MTV Europe.
Dale Olivier’s third studio album ‘Hope and a Northern Girl’ was a return back his acoustic roots with a lo fi folk based sound. Featuring songs like : Judy, Hope, Mad Mad World and I won’t go away. Mad Mad World has since been remixed by Rachel Ellektra known for her remix work with David Bowie and features a guest rap from dale’s son Fabian Olivier ( F.A.B.E ) which features on his 2015 album ‘Handing over to the universe’.
Dale Olivier’s fourth studio album ‘Sugar Cane and Banana Fields’ was released with distribution from Universal Music Operations, featuring new songs “Time to say Goodbye”, “Sorry”, “You want a family”, “Looking for love” and a cover of Edith Piaf’s “No Regrets”. The album was mastered by twice Grammy nominated engineer Andy Jackson, who has been Pink Floyd’s engineer for 25 years. ‘You want a Family’ from the album was used in the short film ‘The Hit’ by Tickybox Media premiered in cinemas in South Africa.
Dale Olivier’s 5th studio album ‘Handing over to the universe’ is out now with distribution via Universal Music Operations. Featuring the singles Love is within you, I have felt your love, Handing over to the Universe.
‘World’ by ‘Dale Olivier feat Destiny and the Inner Pilot’ is a world music, Meditation and Relaxation album composed and produced by Dale Olivier. It features 9 tracks from sublime relaxing, deep meditation pieces to eastern, African and Mediterranean flavoured World and Classical Music sounds. You can see Visual Meditation Videos to tracks from the album at the Meditation Destiny Channel. “World” is available now with distribution via Universal Music Operations.
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