Oliver Betts

Oliver Betts

Module Leader - Recording Act

Olly is a drummer, engineer and producer.  His band The Duke Spirit have released five critically acclaimed albums, touring the world supporting artists such as REM, The Black Keys, Incubus, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol and Queens Of The Stone Age. He has signed to Fiction, Polydor and Shangri La as a recording artist and to ATC, Wixen and Sony BMG as a writer.


Olly has performed on TV shows such as The David Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Later with Jools Holland and venues such as the 02 Arena, The Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena. Olly has worked with renowned producers such as Andrew Scheps, Flood, Alan Moulder, Catherine Marks, David Wrench, Simon Raymonde and Chris Goss, working in international studios such as Abbey Road, RAK, Olympic, Rockfield, The Sound Factory and Rancho De La Luna. In 2009 these experiences inspired Olly to set up his own studio 'The Crow’s Nest Studios’ in East London. Olly’s credits include playlists at BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 music, Radio X KEXP, KCRW and Tripple J. Also syncs for Grand Theft IV, Guitar Hero, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Y3, CBS, ITV, MTV, Netflix, Channel 4, E!, Dr Martins and BBC Television.


Some of the artists Olly has worked with include The Duke Spirit, UNKLE, Josh T Pearson, FURS, Lazy Day, Charles Watson, Andy Burrows, IYEARA, Thurston Moore, Vive La Rose, Rosalie Deighton, Joe Gideon, My Sad Captains, The London Community Gospel Choir, Bonfire Nights and The Deep Throat Choir.


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