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 the Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, Shepley Spring Festival, Larmer Tree, Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival and Standon Calling and 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 performance, Kelly Oliver 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

Web Site:

  • Bedlam
  • Lay Our Heavy Heads
  • Jericho
  • Miles To Tralee
  • In The City
  • The Other Woman
  • Same World
  • Ghosts at Night
  • Die This Way
  • Rio
  • Far From Home
  • You Must Need Strangers
  • Diamond Girl
  • The Miser & His Daughter
  • Botany Bay
  • Dark Eyed Sailor
  • The Trees They Do Grow High
  • The Bramble Briar
  • The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Bold Fisherman
  • Lady Margaret
  • Died Of Love
  • Caroline And Her Young Sailor Bold