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"Dirty Summer"


Welcome to the

Chris Olson Official Website



I was raised in a small town in South West England called Calne. My first band was called The Codes and we recorded an album called "Eleven" in 2005. In 2009 I recorded my first solo EP "For Emma" and have been recording solo acoustic tracks ever since. I play small shows, open mics, and Battle of the Bands in London and the South East of England.

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Chris Olson Music

Here are some of the songs I have released as Chris Olson - solo artist...

"Dirty Summer"

Released: October 2022

Album: TBC

My most successful song to date, "Dirty Summer" has over 10,000 streams across all platforms. It's a song about coming-of-age and being and idle-handed teen with not much to do. 

I wanted it to have a road-trip vibe, like I was on a journey even without being on one, with a high-energy, bouncy beat. 

I recorded the song in my very humble "home studio" and had it mastered by a sound engineer in South America. I am really happy with how this turned out.

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Chris Olson News

News & Reviews of Chris Olson's Music

Whether it's an indie music review website or Rolling Stone Magazine, I am deeply appreciative to all who take the time to consider me as an artist and my music.

It's truly amazing when the songs connect with listeners around the world.

Guitar Close Up

"Dirty Summer" featured on Tinnitist 'Coming in Hot' List

Chris Olson interviewed for 'What's New?' at Indiefferential

"Dirty Summer" reviewed on TunedLoud


Watch Videos of Chris Olson

Chris Olson Cover Songs

Watch me cover (butcher) some of my favourite songs...

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