Ollie English receives 2018 Emily Burrows Award

Friday, 14 Dec 2018

SA Writer Services Rep Alana Jagt presents Ollie English with the Emily Burrows Award

Adelaide Hills songwriter and performer Ollie English is on the rise thanks to the bracing songs he delivers in his powerful voice. And, last night in Adelaide, he was named the winner of the very special Emily Burrows Award. Each year an up-and-coming South Australian musician or band is recognised for their potential and awarded $5,000 to support their professional development. The award was instituted in 2001 in memory of Emily Burrows, a former APRA AMCOS membership representative and compliance officer, who worked tirelessly to support and encourage South Australian songwriters and composers. The award was established following her tragic, accidental death in 2000. 

Ollie joins an impressive list of previous recipients including The Hilltop Hoods, The Beards, Mane, Electric Fields and Donnuarumma.

"I’m honoured and grateful to have won the Emily Burrows Award this year. APRA AMCOS has been a huge supporter of my career and this award has made opportunities and dreams come true. We’re fortunate to have such a supportive organisation looking after us in the Australian music industry and one that continues to honour Emily’s legacy," said Ollie.

On the back of his latest single Holy Water, Ollie was selected as part of triple j Unearthed's competition to support The Rubens at their recent Adelaide headline show. He has also supported Jason Isbell, Lake Street Drive and Robbie Williams. With a solo performance at WOMAD in March announced and an EP set for release in the new year, 2019 is looking very promising for Mr. English. 

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