Ole Koretsky is the musician boyfriend of 90’s music icon, Dolores O’Riordan –who sadly passed away aged 46 on Monday.
The Irish singer best known for being the frontwoman of the Irish indie-rock band the Cranberries died suddenly while in London. She found success whit the band that sold 40 million records worldwide. Their hits included “Linger” and “Zombie.” Their 1993 debut album “Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” reached no. 1 on the UK and Irish Album Charts, and no. 18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart. The band released five studio albums.
The band went on hiatus in 2003, but reunited in 2009 for a North American tour, and also played shows in Latin America and Europe.
O’Riordan also released two solo albums, 2007’s “Are You Listening?” and 2009’s “No Baggage.”
She was previously married to Don Burton with whom she shared three children. In addition to her children she is also survived by her boyfriend, Ole Koretsky.
The couple began dating in 2015 and kept their relationship very private. Meet him below
#1 He was born in the Soviet Union
Ole Koretsky was born in the Soviet Union and raised by his mother in Brooklyn, NY. He describes himself as a songwriter, producer and DJ based in New York.
#2 He began making music in his youth
While attending E.B. Shallow Junior High, he borrowed a microphone and Hofner violin bass from a friend and began making demos on a dual cassette recorder using samples taken from the FM radio dial.
#3 He taught himself the guitar
In 1994, Ole Koretsky upgraded to Yamaha MT4X recorder, Concertmate keyboard, BOSS DR110 drum machine, and began teaching himself guitar and music theory.
#4 He worked as a DJ presenter
In addition to his remixes, Koretsky continued to DJ, remix, and work as DJ/presenter on Daily Session Radio and East Village Radio.
#5 He and Dolores were in a band together
In 2003 while DJing in Washington DC, Koretsky met bassist Andy Rourke. They formed JETLAG when Rourke relocated to New York City in 2009. In April 2014, Koretsky and Rourke began collaborating with Dolores O’Riordan. JETLAG was re-named D.A.R.K. using the trio’s initials.
Find him on Instagram here.