KELLY OLIVER performs the song "SAME WORLD" for BalconyTV.
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Folkwords’ Best Album By A Female Artist 2014, “This Land” by singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver is an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition. It’s a genre Kelly is fast establishing herself in since winning an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK in October of last year. Alongside acoustic guitar melodies and notes of Irish storytelling, Kelly includes harmonica, self-taught, which has led to sponsorship from leading brand HOHNER.
This Land, released in October 2014 by Folkstock Records, features legendary fiddle player Dave Swarbrick, as well as BBC Folk Award Nominees Sunjay and Luke Jackson. Kelly has appeared live on BBC regional stations, including BBC London radio in an interview with Gaby Roslin. Her first single “Diamond Girl” has enjoyed several regional BBC and local radio plays, including on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Sunday show.
Upon finishing her studies, Kelly travelled through Europe and South America, before throwing herself into penning music.2014 saw 4* reviews from R2 Magazine and The Telegraph Music and was included in The Telegraph’s 68 Best Folk Albums of 2014.
In 2015, success looks set to continue as Kelly has a range of headline shows and support slots in the pipeline. Work has already begun on her next album, and her latest single 'Jericho' has attracted rave reviews, including write ups from The Telegraph and Folk Radio UK, and airplay on numerous BBC stations including BBC Radio 2 (Bob Harris Sunday and The Folk Show) and BBC 6 Music.
“An emerging voice in British Folk music”
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘Kelly Oliver has made a huge impact in a very short time’
— Dai Jeffries, R2
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Camera - Cate Calder.
Audio - Big Tree. www.bigtreestudio.co.uk
Thanks again to Rhys and staff at Samuel Jones. www.samueljonesexeter.co.uk
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