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“I started singing when I was eight – I was quite shy as a child, but my mum suggested I do Musical Theatre on the weekends as a confidence booster. I just fell in love with music from there. I got a guitar and then a second-hand piano for my sixteenth birthday, but at school, I definitely felt like the odd one out, that kid who just wants to perform and sing in all the assemblies. I realised I needed a change of scene, and my Mum was like, ‘what about the Brit school?’ Though she didn’t think much of her chances, that Brit application ended up changing Olivia’s life. At her final college performance, she also met her-now manager – a woman who was so impressed by Dean’s voice that she invited her to audition for another client – Rudimental.

From her ingenious truck tour to her role-model potential, it seems she is fast becoming an artist who knows exactly how to draw a silver lining from even the darkest of clouds.

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