Olly Alexander scraps Years and Years name

Olly Alexander will no longer be using the Years and Years name as a solo artist.



Olly Alexander has officially abandoned the Years and Years moniker for his music.

The 33-year-old singer - who rose to fame as the frontman of the 'King' hitmakers alongside Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen - had continued using the name as a solo artist with 2022 release 'Night Call', but now he has confirmed he will be performing under this own name in the future.

Taking to the stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on Sunday (26.05.24), he told the crowd at Luton's Stockwood Park: “Listen, listen, I don’t know have to tell you how good it feels to be back in the UK, doing a show.

"Do you know what this is my first ever show as Olly Alexander? I used to be in Years and Years, I used to be Years and Years and now I’m just me.”

The show also marked Olly's first show since he finished 18th in the 'Eurovision Song Contest' earlier this month with an infamous ‘nil points’ in the public vote.

He still performed his entry song 'Dizzy' at the festival and took the opportunity to poke fun at his disappointing tally.

He quipped: "And now for the song that was only 17 places away from winning the Eurovision Song Contest, it’s ‘Dizzy.' "