Singing guitarist

Holly Rees

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Singing guitarist
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Holly Rees is a solo acoustic singer-songwriter based in Newcastle, with a repertoire to liven up a venue or sing her way to your heart.

Holly is an emerging singer-songwriter who grew up in the moors of the Durham Dales. Now based in Newcastle, she performs regularly across the region, and recently supported X Factor's Sam Lavery at THINK TANK? Times Square in January 2018. Her debut EP 'Ilex' was released in 2017 and saw success in radio play from BBC 6 Music, and a feature on Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing Mixtape, alongside plays from local stations Spark FM, Nova Radio North East and Koast FM. "unapologetically down to earth lyricism" -RIDE MUSIC, 2017 "soft and meaningful guitar providing suitable backing to a quiet yet strong and purposeful, voice" - NE Volume, 2017 "Lovely stuff." - NARC. Magazine, 2018 "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 in interview September, 2017.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Britpop, Indie
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Example Set List:
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Riptide - Vance Joy
Help - The Beatles
Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
Hold on We're Going Home - Drake
Five Colours in Her Hair - McFly
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
The Thoughts That Give Me The Creeps - Hellogoodbye
Do You Believe in Magic - The Lovin' Spoonfuls
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley version
Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Into Something Good - Hermans Hermits
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
I Was Made For Loving You - Tori Kelly
Hearts Don't Break Around Here - Ed Sheeran
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Sitting on the Dock - Otis Redding
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Breakfast At Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks
Happy Together - The Turtles
Call It Off - Tegan and Sara
I's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
This Is The Life - Amy McDonald
Girls - The 1975
She’s Electric - Oasis
Gorgeous - Taylor Swift
Mr Brightside - The Killers

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Sheila M, 1 year ago

Holly was very professional and completed every request we asked for. Great performance many thanks.

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Kate M, 1 year ago

Holly done a brilliant gig for me from start to finish. She was just what we needed at my mothers surprise 60th party.

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Catherine D, 1 year ago

she was great and everyone really liked her

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Sharon E, 1 year ago

Fantastic musician! Lovely voice a total pleasure thank you.

From other customers:

Http://nevolume.co.uk/music/interviews/interview-tom-robinson-returns-to-the-north-east/, 2, 2 years ago

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 from BBC 6 Music

Ridemusicblog.com, 2 years ago

Another amazing acoustic artist, Holly took to the red carpet bringing with her an instant charm and likeability. With an array of original music, Holly’s songwriting ability was clear for everyone at Wood’s to hear. Unapologetically down to earth lyricism meant each song took you through a vivid and relatable story.