Ollie Olsen announces his retirement from music - Noise11.com
Ollie Olsen

Ollie Olsen

Ollie Olsen announces his retirement from music

by Paul Cashmere on January 11, 2019

in News

Australian post-punk and electronica pioneer Ollie Olsen has announced his retirement from music.

“Hi all, I’ve decided to retire from music. Thanks for your support,” he said in a short Facebook post.

Ollie is best known for his work in Max Q with Michael Hutchence. The Max Q album reached no 13 in Australia and no 93 in the ARIA End of Year chart. ‘Way of the World’ was a Top 10 hit in Australia and reached no 6 on the US Modern Rock chart.

Before Max Q Ollie was a member of Whrlywirld (1978-80), Orchestra of Skin and Bone (1984-86) and No (1987-89).

Olsen worked as the music director for Richard Lowenstein’s Dogs In Space. Michael Hutchence recorded a new version of the Whirlywirld song ‘Rooms for the Memory’ for the movie.

Since Max Q Ollie has worked with Japanese bands Boredoms and AOA, he was part of Damo Suzuki’s Network and was a member of experimental band Taipan Tiger Girls from 2014.

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Elton John at A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery on Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
An Elton John Townsville Date is up in the air

A Townsville stopover on Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour may or may not happen because the venue he is meant to play has not been finished.

2 days ago
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Listen to Madonna’s Future with Quavo ahead of her Eurovision Appearance

Madonna will perform her new song ‘Future’ on Eurovision this weekend. Listen to the song here now.

2 days ago
Jimmy Barnes My Criminal Record
Jimmy Barnes Sets Signing Dates for My Criminal Record

Jimmy Barnes will head out to shopping centres in Melbourne and Adelaide for signings of his new album 'My Criminal Record'.

2 days ago
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
Bruce Springsteen releases There Goes My Miracle off Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen has released ‘There Goes My Miracle’, the second song from his upcoming ‘Western Stars’ album.

2 days ago
Don Felder American Rock N Roll
Don Felder Gives Life to ‘Sun’, a Song the Eagles Rejected in 1974

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder has completed a 45 year cycle by completing the song ‘Sun’ for his new album ‘American Rock ‘N’ Roll’. He wrote the song for Eagles in 1974. Henley and Frey rejected it.

2 days ago
Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna to Debut new Quavo Collaboration at Eurovision

Madonna has confirmed she'll be performing two songs at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Israel on Saturday night.

3 days ago
Sting and Stewart Copeland get together for BBC Documentary

Stewart Copeland has reteamed with his The Police bandmate Sting for a new BBC documentary all about their love of music.

3 days ago