“...Her performance is upbeat, driven and energetic. She blends country, folk, country rock and soul perfectly and has the crowd hanging on her every lyric...”
- Mark Kelly, Live-Manchester
- Lillie-mae Stubbs,
"Bath's vocal sensation" - Bath International Music Festival
Hailing from Bath, Isobel Holly is influenced by artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Carole King. These inspirations are reflected in her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyricism. Having been compared to the likes of Carrie Underwood and Tori Amos, her music has had plentiful airplay on BBC Introducing in the West, and she was recently featured as the House Band of the Week for BBC Upload.
Notable performances include: The Troubadour London, The Deaf Institute Manchester, the Colston Hall BBC Bristol Christmas Concert, The Club Awards Copenhagen and The Edinburgh Fringe. After performing on the main stage of the Bath Festival Finale, she won ‘Bath Introduces’, allowing her to record two tracks at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. Isobel has also gigged as a backing singer, performing genres from classic Pop with Take That at Manchester Arena, to Jazz Fusion with Alice Zawadzki at London Jazz Festival.
Her 9-track Debut Album ‘Inflorescence’ was self-released on Valentine’s Day this year. It’s a record of story-telling and roaring guitar solos. Featuring some truly talented session players, the album was produced by Corben Lamb (The Sound Parlour).
She has worked with EDM artists, such as Erik Connie, with whom she recorded and performed in Denmark. The remix of her song ‘Eyes’ was signed to Warner and has over 44.5K plays on Spotify. In addition to this, the video for their co-write, ‘On the Beach’, has gained 47.4K views on YouTube. Other collaborations include performing with LA artist Mario Jose, Stefan Redtenbacher’s Funkestra on two live videos, and writing and recording with the incredible Mo Pleasure.
Her two music videos for her solo original music can be found on YouTube. Hoping that it will resonate with viewers, the animated video for ‘Everything’ captures the ups and downs in the lives of two sisters. The song itself was inspired by one of her family members, and his struggles with mental health.
Isobel has been lucky enough to have several opportunities to perform her music with a live orchestra. These include Katie Chatburn’s Ignition Orchestra and the RNCM Session Orchestra.
She has a strong partnership as a performer and representative for Yamaha Music UK and Steinberg Media. You can find her in the promotional video for the UR22C interface, and may have seen her on the Yamaha stand at PLASA 2019 or BBC Introducing Live.
Still only 20, she’s currently studying for a degree in Popular Music at the Royal Northern College of Music.