New Signing: Kelly Oliver
We are delighted to announce the signing of Folk artist Kelly Oliver!
Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist who is 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’, which was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton’s Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was 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 recently returned from Kansas City, USA after attending the Folk Alliance International as one of their Official Showcase Artists.
Festival highlight include Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, Shepley Spring Festival, Larmer Tree, Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival and Standon Calling. Kelly has supported artists such as Cara Dillon, Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Thea Gilmore and CC Smugglers. Including original material and traditional folk songs in her live performances, Kelly has been described as ‘a vital voice in British folk music’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2