From the honky tonks of Nashville to the less countrified bars of Harrogate, the incredibly talented Holly Rose Webber is enjoying a memorable year.
Always one for quality over quantity, this rising star doesn’t tend to play many local gigs, preferring instead to hone her vocal and writing talents on the quiet, seeking advice and support from people who truly know the music business .
Which is a long-winded way of saying get yourself along to The Ivory tonight, Friday, October 23.
Having returned recently from the USA, it’s Holly’s first show at this newish bar on The Ginnel, formerly known as Lure Bar, and only her third live outing in a year.
Holly said: “I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with three-times Grammy Award winner Ray Kennedy who listened to my album.
“It was an amazing experience to hear all of Ray’s fascinating stories about all the legends that have recorded in his studios and he gave me some great advice.”
During her short stay in Nashville, Holly, whose father is another talented musician – Roy Webber of Wally fame – also had the chance to squeeze in dinner with someone she’s met before out there - Joe Brown, one of the legends of British rock n roll.
Holly said: “It was a great trip with some very special moments., one I won’t forget.”
As someone who sings mostly self-penned numbers with the oddcover or original song written by Roy, Holly is already hard at work on her second album.
But, for tonight’s show, Holly will be performing tracks from her impressive debut album, Sparkle and Fade.
The show starts at 8pm and entry is free.