Olen Franklin was born January 6, 1981. He was inspired by music at an young age. He picked up the drum sticks at the age of four years old. By the time he was twelve Olen recorded his first studio session with a local gospel group from Milwaukee, WI. From that moment, Olen has become one of Milwaukee prominent drummers. He plays all styles of music including jazz, gospel, funk, reggae, Latin, and blues. He works with several bands in Milwaukee and is the music director for Milwaukee R&B Live which is an monthly event that showcases Milwaukee’s top talent. Olen has performed with many great gospel icons such as Edwin Hawkins, Kim Burrell, Marvin Sapp, Vashawn Mitchell and Jonathan Nelson just to name a few. Olen has traveled all across the country working with different artists. He continues to strive to become a drum icon for youth to look up to.