Holly is a unique artist with a creative mind. Classically trained on piano and voice and being self-taught on guitar she has been described as a mature focused musician with an aptitude for writing songs that capture the imagination. Holly has experience in playing at many events and was awarded the sponsor Gift Daze’s prize at age 16 when she performed at a Tonbridge Talent Show Competition with the song she wrote "Through the Dark". One of the judges wrote later that "Holly has a lovely rich, slightly gravelly voice which is quite unique". She has experience in bands such as the trio harmony group The Hers with Shame About the Name and hopes to join and create more groups in the future. She has a wide range of influences with a foundation including Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Adele, Eva Cassidy, Amy Winehouse and Alicia Keys however more recently her musical development has led her into the world of jazz. She is now heavily inspired by classic soul jazz singers such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald which is evident in her song writing. Studying Music at The University of Bristol she hopes to broaden her musical repertoire and find her niche to begin her musical career.
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 31st March 2013
Fighting For Alpha, The Dukes of Kent, Holly Wellington, David Mumford and Mike Wilton