The new century has been a great time for Ollie as he has won not just one but three comedy awards adding to his long lists of acheivements in the world of comedy.
Ollie has built a solid reputation as a relaible funny man who always gives 100%. His off stage manner makes him great company in a social situation.
His T.V. Credits lnclude 7 consecutive appearances on Granada T.V’s original “The Comedians”. Scottish T.V’s “Patter Merchants”. South West T. V.’s “15/40 Show’ with Nick Owen.
In his Rock ‘n’ roll days Ollie was the drummer with cult band The Idle Race that also featured Jeff Lynne of ELO fame.
At this time Ollie was known as Roger Spencer and Ollie was a nickname that has stayed with him. He has remained firm friends with Jeff Lynne.
In his career Ollie has done so many varied things inclucling Rock On’ Roll bands. Working with many major bands ie. The Beatles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues. and of course ELO, in 1980 Ollie left the music scene and his solo career took him into TV working as a -warm-up man on Tiswas & The Premiership, ‘The Eamon Holmes Sports Programme’ and on shows featuring Jimmy Cricket, Gary Wilmot.
Ollie has become a very popular After Dinner Comedian, with his easy delivery of both observational and topical material.
His scrapbooks are full of many memories of some of his fellow speakers from Jonah Loma to Jack Charlton, Best to Law, Bayfield to cowdroy, Willy John McBride to The Honourable Dennis Howell plus many many more.