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?"
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Olive - Extra Virgin album art Olive Extra Virgin (Album) RCA, BMG UK & Ireland UK & Ireland 1996 Sell This Version
Olive - Trickle album art Olive Trickle (Album) Maverick Australia 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Olive - Miracle album art Olive Miracle (Maxi, Single) RCA Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Olive - You're Not Alone album art Olive You're Not Alone (Maxi, Single) RCA UK 1996 Sell This Version
Olive - Outlaw album art Olive Outlaw (Maxi, Single) RCA, BMG 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
Olive - I'm Not In Love album art Olive I'm Not In Love (Maxi, Single) Maverick US 2000 Sell This Version
Olive - Tell Me album art Kojak Feat. Olive Kojak Feat. Olive - Tell Me (Single) Pro-Zak Trax France 2003 Sell This Version


VIRGIN 5 Olive - Extracts From Extra Virgin album art Olive Extracts From Extra Virgin(Cass, Promo, Smplr) 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