“I was listening to a girl from the North East the other day, Holly Rees, and her track ‘Toast’ and it floored me. It was so brave and created by someone who was really, truly, being themselves. Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no future in music. There is. All you have to be is good.” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“…A delicate voice that will rip through your ears and leave a lasting impression” – Songwriting Magazine
“Holly Rees’ songs ache in all the right ways—she’s an unreasonably gifted singer/songwriter…” – Stereo Embers Magazine
“Her stage personality, songs, and voice reminded me of some legendary singer/songwriters from yesteryear” – Spotlight Music UK
“Unapologetically down to earth lyricism” – RIDE MUSIC
“…An earnest brand of songwriting that will take Holly farther than she thinks.” – The Music Mermaid
Described as Laura-Marling-meets-Courtney-Barnett, Holly Rees is an indierock act based in Newcastle, UK. After BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson backed her on his show with plays from her 2017 debut ‘Ilex’, Rees carried that momentum into booking festival slots at Hit The North and Evolution Emerging and playing supporting gigs with Coco and the Butterfields, Joseph J Jones, X Factor’s Sam Lavery, and Hannah Trigwell.
Rees’ sophomore EP ‘Slow Down’ came out in August 2018, climbed to #6 on the iTunes chart and garnered airplay across the United States and Europe, alongside support from BBC Introducing in the UK. Following a co-headline UK tour with Matt Dunbar, Rees released ‘Stick Around’ at the end of 2018, launched with a packed hometown show in which Rees also broke into fullband territory, heralding the release of live EP “Text Me When You Get There”.
2019 saw Rees take her live show to an international level with a 44 date tour across Canada, including joining the line-ups of festivals such as Calgary Stampede and Canadian Music Week. Just before heading back to the UK, Rees graced listeners with ‘Getting By’, a full-band anthem rivalling 2018’s softer release ‘Stick Around’. This time Rees and her band throw down for a punchy singalong about messy mental health, which has since received international airplay as well as support from home with BBC Introducing In The North East, and solidified her move into the rockier full-band set up.
Rees began 2020 with her first full-band UK tour, sadly cut short due to the pandemic, and despite a full year of charity releases, livestreams and the odd socially distanced show, can’t wait to hit the ground running in 2021 with
some new tunes, new tours, and new nonsense.
TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM
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A livestream ticket costs £7.50. You may like to pay more if you are feeling generous or if there is more than one person watching. This would be really welcome at this difficult time when income for musicians and venues is drastically reduced.
AT THE GLOBE (when permitted)
There are a limited number of tickets available for people to be at the gig in the venue. These must be bought in advance. No tickets will be available on the door. Ticket holders will be allocated a table according to the number of people in their group. After you buy tickets you will be sent an email containing a link to download a pdf file with information about our procedures to reduce the risk of spreading infection. This will confirm that you are on the guest list.
We are making every effort to ensure that customers feel welcome, comfortable and safe. We are providing table service and only accepting contactless payments. There are guidelines that will be explained when you arrive. Doors open at 45 minutes before the scheduled start time and you need to be seated by 15 minutes before the start.
Please note that local regulations only permit people from the same household to share a table. This information was correct when this event was first listed. Please be aware that local regulations can change at short notice.