Episode 010: James OL

James Oltean-Lepp grew up in Harrow, the same diminutive town as Derek. His band, James OL & The Villains have been at the centre of a revitalized music scene in Windsor and are the purveyors of what Derek calls “Colch-wave,” a cobbling together of various genres into a unique musical blend emblematic of the sound James has crafted over many years. We sat down with James on a humid evening in Windsor to talk about his process as a writer, his willingness to play with genre, and connecting with people through his music.