Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Tickets: £10, concs. u16’s £5
The Ollie West Band
Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.Formed in 2014 by singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, this Manchester based ensemble are creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the band’s instantly recognisable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.
Having toured the south of England for a year, a desire to expand the band was realised in 2015 when Ollie enrolled at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Having always been a keen composer of classical music, he took the influences from the wealth of classical and pop talent around him and started to incorporate this into his own music, eventually culminating in a performance with a 24 piece outfit supporting the RNCM Session Orchestra in the summer of 2017. Off the back of this, the band released their debut EP “We Watch The World Turning” and took the record on a 14 date UK wide tour organised by Ollie himself, visiting arts centres as far north as John O Groats and far south as Lands End.
Their single, ‘Home’, takes the ensemble further into genre blending territory as it draws influences from the impressionist composers Debussy and Ravel, using elements of the iconic impressionist sound and incorporating it into a popular music setting. Critical acclaim for ‘Home’ has described the piece as as “cinematic and epic” and “creating a sense of beauty that is elegant and authentic”. It truly sees the beginning of a new era for The Ollie West Band, who continue to surprise and challenge the ideas of what an unsigned artist can achieve.
The Ollie West Band’s debut album, “Time Stood Still”, is released on March 29th and will be followed by a U.K. tour. They can’t wait to come perform at Carnglaze Caverns
To buy tickets please phone 01579 320251
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
For your information before coming to The Rum Store:
As Carnglaze is a Tourist Attraction during the day we close the site to the public at 5pm (8pm August)
The gates will then open an hour before the performance is due to start. Please see your tickets for the performance time.
Your pre-ordered tickets will arrive by post and have a compliment slip with a map and site information.
If it is too late to post the tickets to you they may be collected from the Ticket Office on site before the performance.
Seating is unreserved so it is a case of first come first served!
If you need Low Mobility Parking please inform us at the time of booking as spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.
Please remember this IS a cavern and the temperature remains at 10 deg C all year round, so warm clothing and a cushion are recommended.
We are a rural site so strong shoes and a small torch are also recommended.
Carnglaze Caverns can best be found off the A38. From Liskeard, there are brown tourist signs directing to Carnglaze just before Trago Mills. From Bodmin the signs are just past Trago Mills.
From the A30, turn off at the sign for Colliford Lake and follow the signs to St Neot. Drive through the village and Carnglaze is about a mile south of the village, on the left.
(Routes are highlighted in red on the map below.)