Pretoria based heavy/pop/punk (easycore) rockers; The Olympic quickly started making name in the music industry soon after they sprung to life in 2011.
Comprising of Charl Greyling (vocals & guitar), Freddie Botes (guitar & backing vocals), Niekie van Niekerk (bass & backing vocals), Tjaardt Swanepoel (guitar)and Rynhardt von Solms (drums) the band recorded their 1st single 'The Wait' at Snor City’s Red Room Studios, late 2011.
Recorded and mixed by Jared Gunston [Chromium] and mastered by famed musician Peach van Pletzen [Yesterday’s Pupil & Bittereinder] 'The Wait' deals with the familiar topic of abuse in the context of a relationship. Soon 'The Wait' was play listed on campus radio stations across the country.
In addition to recording 'The Wait', The Olympic worked with local production company Dames & Here Productions to shoot an accompanying music video. The music video, directed by Shaun Gouws, along with the single featured on DSTV music channel, MK324.
The 2nd single; 'the City sleeps' was also released(december 2012) accompanied with a music video. Recorded and produced by David Grevler(Wrestlerich) from Anti-Motion studios has also seen the song being playlisted on Tuks fm and Puk fm and is quickly becoming a crowd favourite 'sing a long anthem' at their live shows.
Recently(01/11/2014) the Olympic released 3 new tracks namely 'We can always go back', 'Violent days' and 'the 1st James Bond'. The 3 new songs saw a slight drift in their style of music from pure pop/punk to more easycore/happycore feel. The band has transformed slightly over the years since inception, and the sound has evolved accordingly.
The Olympic’s infectious beats, melodic choruses and intense live performances are destined to transform South Africa’s commercial music landscape. The band has shared stages with some of South Africa’s most renowned artists, playing at the best live music venues in South Africa including Opikoppi festival, Tuks Rag festival, Arcade Empire (Pretoria), the Winston(Durban)Tanz Café Fourways (Johannesburg), Town Hall (Johannesburg), Memphis Rock (Potchefstroom), Arcade Empire (Potchefstroom), Sundowners (Johannesburg), the Bohemian (Johannesburg)