Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who ‘blends traditional with bold, indie-pop’.
Her debut album ‘This Land’, funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album ‘Bedlam’ was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, Paul Sexton’s Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords.
Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her summer single ‘Rio’ on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance.
Kelly tours the UK predominantly as a solo artist and was awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the 2015/2016 NMG Awards as well as winning Best Female Artist 2016 in the FATEA Awards.
She attended the Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA as one of their Official Showcase Artists and has supported artists such as Cara Dillon and Phil Beer (Show of Hands). Including original material and traditional folk songs in her live performance, Kelly has been described as ‘a vital voice in British folk music’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘Quite an amazing young songwriter’ – Mike Harding
‘A fantastic new talent’ – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
Kelly Oliver website
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