Ollie Sears

Albert Lee

Ollie Sears

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Paiste Artist Since
March 2018

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Albert Lee

Website
olliesears.com

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Biography

‘Why not; drums are a laugh!’ were the words a 14-year old Ollie Sears said about starting drum lessons at his school in East London/Essex. With his Mum teaching him the bit of piano she studied at school, and teaching himself guitar, the drums were an opportunity to try something new (as well as skive off school with his best mate for a few hours a week). Fast forward 5 years and Ollie was earning a living playing in pubs and function bands whilst studying at Guildford’s ACM. That, coupled with the teachings of the late, great Bob Armstrong, has lead to him continuing to ‘work’ (play) all over the world. Now based in London, he is currently the drummer/backing vocalist for two-time Grammy award-winning guitarist Albert Lee.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

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