Ollie Howell is a film/tv composer, drummer, producer and broadcaster.
Based in London, Ollie is establishing a name for himself both in the UK and internationally. His live shows and recordings impress fans with a punchy blend of creativity, stunning improvisation and critically acclaimed compositions. Quincy Jones calls him 'an unbelievable drummer. So creative I couldn’t believe it… he really is a 360-degree beautiful young cat.'
Ollie is the first ever jazz recipient of a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. His first album Sutures and Stitches received critical acclaim, with the Guardian hailing it as ‘a fine debut’ and Mojo stating that his music 'has delicious dynamic flow and an almost elegiac beauty’. His acclaimed second album, 'Self-Identity', was released on Ropeadope in 2017, and the Sky Arts channel filmed a program around the making of the album, presented by Melvyn Bragg. Leading up to the release of ‘Self-Identity’, Quincy Jones invited Ollie to become the opening Artist at his first music venue, “Q’s”, at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai, where Ollie and his band performed the opening 3-month Artist Residency, before retuning to London for the album launch.
Ollie is a multi-faceted and talented artist, writing music for orchestra, film, tv, and commercials, producing pop artists as well as working as a radio presenter. He his written music for many multi-award winning films and international tv series and his work screened at film festivals around the world.