Oliver Scott Sykes is an English musician, writer, photographer, clothes designer, and entrepreneur who rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Bring Me the Horizon.’ He also owns and operates the successful clothing firm ‘Drop Dead Clothing.’ Oliver is a guy of many abilities, and his perfectionist demeanor, which he employs in all of his endeavors, has made him the talk of the town ever since he entered the art world. As a result, he has amassed a large fortune and a worldwide following. ‘Count Your Blessings’ and ‘Suicide Season’ are two masterpieces from his musical career. Oliver and his band have released five studio albums to far, with nearly all of them charting at the time of their release. Despite being a divisive figure, his fans rallied around him during times of emotional and professional turmoil, assisting him in regaining his footing. He began his creative writing career with a graphic novel and a clothing line, and he excelled at both. Oliver has worked with a variety of artists, including DJ Skrillex and the English metalcore band While She Sleeps, in addition to touring and releasing music albums with his own band. Oliver is still one of the most well-liked British celebrities today, and his popularity continues to rise.
Childhood and Adolescence
Oliver Sykes was born on November 20, 1986, in Kent, England, to Ian and Carol Sykes. Soon after Oli’s birth, the Sykes family relocated to Australia, and for the following few years, the Sykes family travelled about Australia for professional reasons. When Oli was eight years old, the family returned to their homeland and made a permanent home there.
Oliver was a Stocksbridge High School student. Alex Turner and Matt Halder, members of the Arctic Monkeys band, were a year his junior. According to Sykes, he was more interested in English literature and art topics at school than in mathematics or science. He never missed art class and was a favorite of the faculty, and his interest in music began while he was still in school.
He began treating his music profession seriously in 2003 and planned strategies to obtain a head start. Under the pseudonym Quakebeats, he began making compilation CDs and small tunes. He and his brother, Tom Sykes, began singing in bands and achieved notoriety, which gave him enough confidence to pursue music as a full-time career.
Career of Oliver
Oliver Sykes debuted on the English music industry in 2001 with the establishment of his metal band ‘Bring me the Horizon,’ a band that swiftly rose to prominence thanks to their impassioned alternative rock beats and unique presentation. Their 2004 demo CD, ‘Bedroom Sessions,’ was favorably received by fans, and they followed it up with an extended play, ‘This Is What The Edge of Your Seat Was Made For.’
The band took two years to complete their debut studio album, titled ‘Count Your Blessings,’ which was finally released in 2006. Their first attempt was well welcomed by the public and reviewers, thus the band wasted no time in getting ready for their second album and keeping themselves busy with tours and performances.
Oliver and his band decided to record their second studio album, ‘Suicide Season,’ in Sweden. It was released in September 2008 in the United States and Europe, and the band promoted it with touring and internet promotions. The band released a remixed version of their second studio album, ‘Suicide Season: Cut up,’ in November 2009, which featured a number of notable performers.
However, their guitarist Curtis Ward had departed the band earlier in 2009, citing personal and professional reasons, putting the band’s future in peril. While the band searched for a new guitarist, they continued to tour and perform, trying out various guitarists. In 2010, the band released their third studio album, ‘There is a Hell, Believe me, I’ve Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret,’ with an intriguing title.
The album debuted at number one on Australia’s Albums chart, ranked 17th in the US Billboard 200, and topped the UK indie chart. The band went on to tour Europe to promote the album, with ‘Bullet for my Valentine’ serving as their major support act. The album was favorably welcomed by critics, and many prominent music journals commended the gothic elements.
Their fourth studio album, ‘Sempiternal,’ was released in 2013, and their fifth studio album, ‘Sempiternal,’ was released in 2015. Their musical influences crossed borders, and they began performing in the United States and Australia, where Oli and his band had a large fan base. They rose to recognition as a result of their uncommon lyrics and flawlessly distinct presenting technique.
Apart from music and touring, Oli began working on his long-held ambition of launching his own clothing brand, which he did under the moniker ‘Drop Dead Clothing,’ and which proved to be a reasonably successful endeavor. Eventually, the alternative clothes and accessories business passed UK borders and began to earn international acclaim, and it is today a well-established firm with global shipping.
Oliver has always had a knack for writing and drawing, as seen by his Kickstarter effort for his graphic novel ‘Raised by Raptors.’ Oliver intended to do so with one of his clothing line’s designers. The campaign exceeded its aim of 15000 pounds within a few weeks of its inception, raising more than double that amount.
Personal Experiences of Oliver
Oliver Sykes has had a very unusual sleep ailment known as ‘Sleep Paralysis’ since he was 12 years old, which causes the person to be unable to move while sleeping. Oliver is a devout vegetarian and an atheist. He cites a documentary on animal cruelty as an example of how to make the world a better place by promoting harmony and peace among different animals.
He has a history of drug addiction and has spent time in recovery on several occasions. He claims it took him years to recover from his addiction and that he utilized music to replace his ‘other addiction.’ He states that he is now free of drugs and alcohol.
In 2015, he married Hanna Pixie Snowdon, a model and tattoo artist, but the pair divorced a year later. When Sykes accused Hanna of having an affair with another guy while they were together, their sour relationship became public. Hanna refuted the rumors, saying Oli is a troubled man in serious need of assistance.
His net worth is believed to be approximately 2 million dollars as of June 2017.
Estimated Net Worth
Sykes, Oliver Oliver Sykes has a net worth of $2 million and is an English singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon. He was born Oliver Scott Sykes (aka Oli Sykes) on November 20, 1986, in Ashford, Kent, England. Sykes began his music career in 2003, while still in high school, by putting together compilation CDs and short tracks under the name Quakebeat.