Holly Rees

28
Jun 2019
Friday

 

Holly is an indie-folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the moors of the Durham Dales in the North East of England. Her 2017 debut EP ‘Ilex’ launched her musical career with support from BBC 6 Music and a feature on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape. 2018 saw this success continue with festival slots at Hit The North and Evolution Emerging, as well as supporting the likes of CoCo and the Butterfields, Joseph J Jones, X Factor’s Sam Lavery, and Hannah Trigwell. Described as Laura-Marling-meets-Courtney-Barnett, her sophomore EP ‘Slow Down’ was released in August 2018 and reached #6 in the iTunes charts with continued support from BBC Introducing as well as radio play further afield in Europe and the USA, and was followed by an impressive UK tour with Matt Dunbar. To celebrate the release of her latest single ‘Stick Around’ in December, Holly was joined by a full band at her biggest headline show to date. There’s no slowing down in 2019 either with the upcoming release of a full-band live EP, and the announcement that Holly is taking her heartfelt live shows to an international level with a solo Canadian tour this year.

“a delicate voice that will rip through your ears and leave a lasting impression” – Songwriting Magazine

“I was listening to a girl from the North East the other day, Holly Rees, and her track ‘Toast’ and it floored me. It was so brave and created by someone who was really, truly, being themselves. Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no future in music. There is. All you have to be is good.” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

“Her stage personality, songs, and voice reminded me of some legendary singer/songwriters from yesteryear” – Spotlight Music UK

“unapologetically down to earth lyricism” – RIDE MUSIC

“an earnest brand of songwriting that will take Holly farther than she thinks.” – The Music Mermaid

“Charmingly goofy and engaging, she has that knack of captivating an audience with her storytelling and effortless patter between songs.” – NARC. Magazine