From a rural upbringing in Tamahere, New Zealand up-and-coming singer/songwriter Abby Holden’s brand of catchy self-penned indie pop replete with frank lyricism is fast gaining her a fan-base on the vibrant London music scene.
Singing from the moment she could speak, and a talented classically trained pianist from the age of 6, Abby had a healthy obsession with vocals. Gaining her first taste of recording in the studio at the age of 12 while singing on a charity record, Abby’s passion for a career in music was ignited, and at high school she learnt the guitar – swiftly moving onto to write her own music.
At college Abby formed the band “Skyla”, which gained popularity and performed on TV with the song “Day by Day” and received radio airplay in NZ and Sydney, Australia with “Believe in Me”.
Since moving to London Abby has continued to hone the craft of songwriting, recording her debut album “Flipside” at London’s Ritz Studios, which was officially released in the UK on 18th March 2011. The album features remastered and re-recorded tracks from Abby’s ‘Skyla’ days. “Wrong Tonight” and “Believe in Me” recently went through to the finals of the UK Songwriting Competition 2011, while the title track “Flipside” and “Undone” made it into the semi-finals.
Abby is now receiving radio play in London from independent stations and has recently returned from a successful 10 day NY tour that included dates at cult venues The Bitter End and Café Vivaldi in New York.
The fun-loving Antipodean singer is now back with a new single Strange Affection which is play listed throughout the UK. Second album due for release in 2013.