Holly Holden is a singer, songwriter and bassist from London, but you mightn’t guess it. A long-term love affair with Latin America transformed her sound from its original acoustic-folk into something much more sassy and syncopated.
Joining forces with drummer David Beauchamp and guitarist Frank Clark in 2015, Holly formed Holly Holden y su Banda - an electric trio whose signature ‘Tropical Soul’ sound is a Spanglish mash up of sunny, sultry pop tunes and Caribbean beats. Imagine The Police fronted by a Latina Amy Winehouse and you’re getting somewhere close.
In 2017 Holly Holden y Su Banda released their debut EP ‘Tropical Soul’. From reggae-cumbia Mellow Drama to pop hit Benji Muji Mau, it’s difficult to define but easy to love. It was warmly received by critics and crowds at some of the UK’s major music festivals including Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Greenman.
Aside from fronting her own project Holly Holden is a member of all-female London collective Deep Throat Choir and folk outfit Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. Holly has also worked with renowned dubstep producer Mala, touring as a vocalist on the live performances of his acclaimed album Mala in Cuba in 2014. In summer 2017 Holly released ‘Agua Sala' a bossa-bolero track written and recorded in Cartagena, Colombia.