Bristol’s 21-year-old singer-songwriter Natalie Holmes has grown her fan base from square one over the past 4 years, now with over a million hits on YouTube, 16,000 subscribers, 4,000 Facebook likes and 3 successful EP’s on iTunes.
Since moving to Leeds in 2011 to study, Natalie has been gigging wherever and whenever she can, building up to her most recent achievement – supporting Gabrielle Aplin at the O2 Academy in Leeds. Closely preceding this in August 2013, she held her very successful debut headline show in anticipation of her new EP ‘Child’ in Bristol, and back in 2012 Natalie went on Lewis Watson’s entire UK tour as his main support. Last year things really started kicking off when E4’s Made In Chelsea featured Natalie’s song ‘Backwards’ on the show, and she landed one of her covers on leading American ice cream brand 'Breyers' new TV ad. Natalie has also been busy attracting the attention of the likes of BBC Intro In The West & BBC Intro West Yorkshire. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton also took a shine to the young artist, who in featuring her original song ‘Safety Net’ on his blog, said, “She’s a real artist!”.
Influenced by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver, Gabrielle Aplin, and pretty much every singer/songwriter under the sun, Natalie started writing songs from a young age; first on piano, (which she’s been playing since before she can remember) and then guitar, which she picked up and taught herself. Years later, she’s fully fledged and out of the nest, just trying to find the best places to fly. To date, Natalie describes a new wave of motivation that’s hit her: “I’ve always been musical, and I’ve always known it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so now I am doing everything I physically can to make this happen.”