MONDAY MAN: Olton moving to beat of conscious music
When you hear Albert Olton’s music, you hear Albert Olton.
He is a man whose objective is to sing music with a deeper purpose other than simply for entertainment, and contribute to the awakening of people.
From the time he concocted his first “drum set” with pots and spoons under his St Patrick’s, Christ Church home, there was no stopping him from exploring this vision. He did this in the church, the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest, and to a lesser extent with the bands FX and krosfyah until he got an awakening.
“I wanted to be a real musician and not someone who just wanted popularity. I wanted to create music, purposeful music; the type of music to make people react emotionally,” he told the DAILY NATION.
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