Formed in 1995 by singer Ruth-Ann Boyle, keyboardist Tim Kellet and beat-master Robin Taylor-Firth. Kellet was a member of Simply Red for their first nine years, as well as an occasional collaborator with UK pop-soul band Lighthouse Family. Taylor-Firth was one of the original members of Nightmare on Wax. Boyle used to sing in local bands in Sutherland where she is from. She had not been singing professionally before Olive was formed. Kellet was playing at a gig in Portugal with Durutti Column where he came across Ruth's voice which he then sampled. He loved it so much he asked Durutti Column "who is the vocalist I'm making tape loops of?"

Their peak hit "You're Not Alone" charted at Number 1 in the UK official charts on May 17th 1997 for a total of 2 weeks, despite the original release on September 7th 1996 only reaching number 42 in the UK charts.
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74321 39230 2 Olive - Extra Virgin album art Olive Extra Virgin (Album) RCA, BMG 74321 39230 2 UK & Ireland 1996 Sell This Version
9362477092 Olive - Trickle album art Olive Trickle (Album) Maverick 9362477092 Australia 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

olive dj6 Olive - You're Not Alone album art Olive You're Not Alone (Maxi, Single) RCA olive dj6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321397052 Olive - Miracle album art Olive Miracle (Maxi, Single) RCA 74321397052 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
74321 50837 1 Olive - Outlaw album art Olive Outlaw (Maxi, Single) RCA, BMG 74321 50837 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
RDJ 64979-4 Olive - Extra Virgin Cassette Sampler album art Olive Extra Virgin Cassette Sampler(Cass, Single, Promo) RCA RDJ 64979-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
RDJ 65404-2 Olive - You Are Nothing album art Olive You Are Nothing(CD, Single, Promo) RCA RDJ 65404-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
9 16859-2 Olive - I'm Not In Love album art Olive I'm Not In Love (Maxi, Single) Maverick 9 16859-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
10303 Olive - Tell Me album art Kojak Feat. Olive Kojak Feat. Olive - Tell Me (Single) Pro-Zak Trax 10303 France 2003 Sell This Version


VIRGIN 5 Olive - Extracts From Extra Virgin album art Olive Extracts From Extra Virgin(Cass, Promo, Smplr) RCA, BMG VIRGIN 5 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Olive A Taste Of Things To Come(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Chrysalis Music none UK 1999 Sell This Version