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Secret & Intimate gig

That'll be us then..secret and stripped back performance. Get in touch via the contact page if you'd like to find out how you can get access. The Wallow,  Saturday 19th October 18.15.  Insta: @wildpathsfestival Twitter: @wildpathsfest Facebook:...

SHOWS

OCTOBER 19 – WILD PATHS FESTIVAL, NORWICH,  UK  (VIP Delegate gig – see below)

The Wallow, Exchange Street
Saturday 19th October – on stage at 6.15pm

(Please note, this is a VIP/Artist and Delegate venue.   If you would like to come, please get in touch via: hello@hollylerski.com and we’ll send instructions.)

Insta: @wildpathsfestival
Twitter: @wildpathsfest
Facebook: facebook.com/wildpathsfestival
Website: https://www.wildpaths.co.uk/

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 and The Independent picking it as one of the best folk albums of 2015.

In August 2019 she embarked on a 3 week US songwriting rail and roadtrip, inspired by the Jack Kerouac book ‘Big Sur’. 

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

ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

In August 2019, Holly went on a song writing odyssey.

Following in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, and his book ‘Big Sur’, she took the California Zephyr across America to San Francisco, then drove round California on a mission to write songs. She returned home with 6 news songs written over 20 days.

Holly will  be returning to Los Angeles in November to begin recording her next record, Road Less Travelled.

MUSIC

THE WOODEN HOUSE

HOLLY LERSKI (2015)

BUY HERE

GREETINGS FROM N.Y.

HOLLY LERSKI & ANGELOU (2005)

LIMITED EDITION

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

HOLLY LERSKI (2003)

ITUNES  SPOTIFY  AMAZON

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

ANGELOU (2000)

ITUNES  SPOTIFY  AMAZON

AUTOMIRACLES

ANGELOU (1998)

ITUNES  SPOTIFY  AMAZON

HALLELUJAH E.P.

ANGELOU (1997)

ITUNES  SPOTIFY  AMAZON

PRODUCTION & WRITING

Recent work includes:

Chinatown – Jess Morgan (production)
listen / buy on Bandcamp

 

Frida the Play (songwriting & pre-production)
www.redbootproductions.net

CONTACT

Publicity
Viv Thomas
viv.thomas@live.co.uk

General
hello@hollylerski.com

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