Holly Drummond has been described as a “female Damien Rice”. The 19 year old singer/songwriter from Edinburgh started showcasing her music to the world at the age of 15 when she started posting videos onto YouTube. It was her cover of “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga that attracted over 150,000 views, gaining her hundreds of fans and kick starting her music career.
Since then Holly has released two albums and four EPs. The two most recent EPs - Cloud Nine and In the Dark - are available on iTunes. When Cloud Nine was released in 2012 it charted at number 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, attracting attention from iTunes who labelled it as “New and Noteworthy”.
Holly takes inspiration from artists such as Imogen Heap, Daughter, Lucy Rose, Regina Spektor and many others. Her sound has been compared to the likes of Dido, Suzanne Vega, Nick Drake and Lucy Rose, with a touch of Paramore. Holly’s lyrics have been described as “humble and wise beyond her years”.
Holly Drummond’s talent for writing has seen her win the Burnsong Under 21 Singer/Songwriter Award and also be nominated for The Forth One To Watch Award. As well as writing and playing all the instruments on her tracks (including cello), she records, mixes and produces them all herself in her own bedroom studio.
In addition to writing her own original songs, Holly Drummond writes and records vocals for Electronic Dance Music artists. Holly has worked with promising producers such as Rameses B, Eminence, TwoThirds, Elliot Berger and many others. She has had releases on the large Canadian EDM label Monstercat which have charted at Number 1 in the iTunes Albums Chart.
Through her collaborations with many other artists and her own videos, Holly has racked up an impressive total of over 4 million views on YouTube. As well as her EDM collaborations, Holly has worked with other singer/songwriters such as Lewis Mokler, Frank Hamilton and fellow Scot, Danny Shah.
Holly is currently working on a new EP which is due to be released early 2014.