“Writing music is how I speak to people” - Lots Holloway
Combine born enchantment and a bad-boy nature with the ability to speak to the heart through song, and you’ll understand why the effortless allure of Lots Holloway has been supported by Radio 1's BBC Introducing, lead to writing songs with KT Tunstall & working on music in Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music's personal studio.
The British singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist delivers warm & raspy vocals over retro inspired indie-soul, taking notes from classic hook-heavyweights & modern contemporaries like Elton John, King Princess, Harry Styles & Vampire Weekend.
Self-taught musician, Holloway grew up addicted to the hits being blasted out from the record-player in his family home. The young singer-songwriter became heavily influenced by the simple words and massive melodies of Fleetwood Mac along with the curious charisma of David Bowie and just like these artists, displayed a particular flare for storytelling and performance. In vulnerable yet colloquial lyrics, Lots possess an undeniable way with words, and when listening to a song, you are made to feel as though you are having an intimate conversation with a friend - only in this scenario, backed by vintage pianos, soulful guitars and gospel choirs. “In serious situations I find it very hard to express my thoughts and emotions, but put me on stage in front of a mic and I’ll tell you everything”
Freedom & rebellion are strong themes in Holloway’s life, like dropping out of collage at 17 to move to London for music or unapologetically breaking the boundaries of gender-norms as a demiguy/transguy & this attitude can also be seen seeping so brazenly into the music. Where many artists fear to step out of their lyrical comfort zone, Lots embraces variety - and yet somehow still manages to tie everything together armed only with a guitar and a silky voice.