Ollie Winiberg is a presenter, TV presenter, DJ, drummer, festival host, composer and is very much becoming the new face of rock music. He is known for his time on BBC Radio One and BBC Music Introducing.
“When it comes to rock, Ollie is THE guy to know” Michael Padget, Guitarist, Bullet for my Valentine
“Ollie rocks harder than anyone I know” Ray Hearne, Drummer, Haken
“When it comes to rock, metal and everything in-between, Ollie knows what he is talking about” Barry Fratelli, Bassist, The Fratellis
At 15, Ollie created the theme tune to the Total Production International awards ceremony. The title track, ironically titled ‘Commercial Suicide’ reached the ears of many industry legends and iconic musicians such as Sir Paul MacCartney, Jimmy Page, Bob Geldoff and Harvey Goldsmith.
At aged 16, Ollie successfully set up a record label that was created to help financially underprivileged bands. The label went on to release a compilation album of bands from Essex and once mastered, the CD’s were equally distributed for the artists to give away at their gigs.
The label generated a lot of local press and, just after failing the radio unit of his GCSE media studies, Ollie was granted a 3 month stint at BBC Essex to present the Introducing show. 12 years later, Ollie is considered a true mainstay of new music and a champion of new music.
Since 2018 Ollie has been a regular dep on BBC Radio One covering for the likes of Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders and Phil Taggart. Ollie has also presented on BBC Radio 1Xtra, 6music and the BBC World Service, which has a global reach of 20 million.
As of 2019, Ollie has presented a TV show called ‘Rising’. The monthly program celebrates the finest in international emerging talent.
Ollie is also the curator of “HEAVY HOOKS” a playlist on Spotify dedicated to rock, metal and everything in between. At present, it has over 8k followers.
He has hosted at both local and major UK festivals (including Reading and Leeds) and has also broadcasted for the 2012 Olympics. Ollie regularly hosts panels with industry folk talking about music.
Finally, Ollie has made it his public mission to help bridge the gap between the people that can help with the people that need help.