NEWS

BBC Music Introducing in Norfolk

Had a great time chatting with Sophie Little on BBC Introducing Music in Norfolk last night. If you want to get a potted history of my musical life story so far, including the space rock opera interlude, have a listen. I'm 29mins in. Listen HERE   

Gig preview video

Look what our very talented friend Haychley of Stellabox Designs made for us. Come see me and my new band The Tendrils supporting Bess of Bedlam on Friday 5th July at Louis Marchesi, Norwich.  Tickets HERE  

SHOWS

JULY 27 – PRIDE (Acoustic Tent), NORWICH, UK

AUGUST  30 – MEDWAY CENTRE (Jon Allen support), BAKEWELL, UK

OCTOBER 19 – WILD PATHS FESTIVAL, NORWICH,  UK (details tbc)

BIOGRAPHY

Then and now

Holly Lerski was born in London, and raised in the wilds of Norfolk.

Coming to notice in the late 90’s with her folk rock band Angelou, she made her debut in 1997  on Boo Hewerdine’s indie label Haven Records with the Hallelujah e.p. –  a homage to her hero Jeff Buckley. 

Describing her discovery of Grace in 1994 as “the green light to begin”, his influence has resonated throughout her music career.  Uncut Magazine nicknamed her “the spiritual sister of Jeff Buckley”,  and Q Magazine noted her songs had “a deft touch and, like her musical hero Jeff Buckley, an air of spiritual redemption”.

She has toured with various artists,  including John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Eddi Reader,  and has released 4 albums; the last self-produced and recorded in her garden shed. The Wooden House was released to critical acclaim with The Sunday Telegraph picking it as one of the best folk albums of 2015.

Since then she has continued writing, recording, and recently producing artists in her wooden house.

Hand-played and hand made.  Independence rarely sounded sweeter.

Press

Delicately interwoven guitars, good melodies and songs.  Well worth a listen.
Best Folk Albums of 2015
THE TELEGRAPH

Self-recorded suite of warm, delicate songs..slight of build but lovely. Recommended to the tender.
Best Folk Albums of 2015
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Lerski’s songs have a deft touch and, like her musical hero Jeff Buckley, an air of spiritual redemption.
Q MAGAZINE

An emotive, acoustic-based collection of highly personal, folk-tinged songs.
BILLBOARD

You’ll be hard pressed to find sounds more achingly lovely.
MOJO

A bucolic hand-made, hand-played set recorded in her garden shed..sweet songs like “Oh Atoms, Oh molecules” and “Homespun” evoke the felicitous spirit of Vashti Bunyan or latterday Eddi Reader.
UNCUT

To be able to look beyond the surfaces of everyday concerns and find new insights may seem a small thing, but it’s a rare skill which should get a big thumbs-up from anyone with a penchant for a finely-turned phrase.
Best Folk Albums of 2015
FOLK RADIO

An all to brief collection full of contemplative stories.
ROCK’N’REEL

Beguilingly unassuming and beautifully crafted, delivered in a voice as fresh as newly laundered linen and as enticing as the scent of lilacs, Lerski’s house is open to visitors. Make sure you drop by.
FATEA

Classic, contemplative pop that blooms when given repeated listening. As summer edges nearer Lerski’s Wooden House is the perfect place to “sit up on the porch and see the summer out”.
AESTHETICA

MUSIC

The Wooden House

Life Is Beautiful

Greetings From N.Y. e.p.

LIMITED EDITION

While You Were Sleeping

Automiracles

Hallelujah e.p.

VIDEO

PRODUCTION & WRITING

Recent work includes:
Chinatown –  Jess Morgan (production)
Frida the Play (songwriting & pre-production)

CONTACT