'You've got to be fresh': Olly Murs on his bold new era

Ben Homewood

Bondi Beach, 2008. A tousle-haired 24-year-old is sitting on the sand, contemplating how he can change his life forever. The bombastic sound of Kings Of Leon’s chart-topping Only By The Night blasts out around him. ‘How,’ thought one Oliver Murs, ‘Can I make it in music?’

Ten years later, it’s pretty clear he’s found the answer. Olly Murs and his epic quiff are buzzing around his press officer’s HQ, surrounded by music memorabilia. He takes a seat in front of ...

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