A singer on the brink of musical stardom visited One to talk to a group of A-level students about his experiences.
19 year old Oliver Daldry from Flatford near East Bergholt in Essex, talked to a group studying music and discussed how he made his first new album, The Boy Who Fell. He explained how he got his first guitar at the age of seven and started writing songs at the age of 12.
After gaining a college music qualification in Essex, Oliver went to Jordan to record his first EP (The Jordan Sessions), appeared at a music festival that had Katy Perry and Seasick Steve on the same bill and he talked about signing his first ever publishing deal.
He said to the group, “If you want to get into the industry you need to work hard and the harder you work, the luckier you get. My advice would be to go out and perform, gain confidence and an audience and then you are better placed to try and get a record deal or go to London to make a name for yourself.”
Music teacher Lois Hinsley said, “You cannot beat it when someone who is currently working in industry talks to our students about their experiences. Oliver was great and gave some really good advice. He then gave an excellent lunchtime performance in front of the whole sixth form. He is really talented and I’d like to thank him for coming in to inspire this A-level class.”