Bio

Olive Haigh

"The deliverer of a cute, winsome sound with a garnish of eerie weirdness which becomes more apparent the more you listen (slightly magical/slightly sinister fairytale undertones, and a subtle use of sound embellishments from fiddle slides to pebble rattles)."
- Dann Chinn, Misfit City

 

BIOGRAPHY

Olive Haigh is a Bristol-based singer-songwriter and auto-harpist. Her hauntingly powerful music is beguiling, arresting and completely unique.

Having co-founded (with cellist Charlotte Jaffer and singer Chaz Easingwood) the ghost-folk band, Girls Cry Wolf, Olive embarked on a solo career. She began to write dark folk songs inspired by the gothic portraits she was immersed in creating as part of her undergraduate degree and, in 2014, released the experimental EP, Monsters, with producer Arthur Cunnington. She went on to work with producer Dan E Brown and release a series of acclaimed singles such as Pebble People and Secret Cupboard Waltz. Over recent years, Olive has supported Michael Chapman and Neil Halstead, and has toured the South West and beyond - playing everywhere from The Arts House Cafe and The Old Bookshop in Bristol to Boardmasters, Half Moon Putney (London) and Port Elliot.

Olive recently released her new EP, Electric Maze, produced by Dan E Brown and mixed by Charlie Francis (High Llamas, R.E.M).