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I first came across Natalie Holmes in 2012 when she was playing the support for Gabrielle Aplin in Leeds and I instantly fell in love with her angelic voice and really cute, catchy songs.
Fast forward five years and you will find me sitting in the community centre of Natalie’s hometown of Keynsham eagerly waiting to hear songs from the newest EP (her fourth) as well as the first show that was to be played with the new band.
The small, intimate gig – which was made all the more special by being in the singer’s hometown- was put on as part of Bath Festivals, a new festival that showcases the arts in and around the city of Bath.
The room was awash with family and friends…and me….her brother had even come back home from university in Plymouth for the evening. Indeed the mayor of the town was the one to welcome Natalie to the stage. How’s that for a holmey…I mean homely gig.
The set included old favourites including ‘Don’t Know Me’ and ‘Child’ as well as #musicmonday pick ‘Hydrogen’ and whilst I have normally only ever heard these songs played solo I loved the sense of depth brought about with the addition of the band.
In amongst these treasured faves Natalie Holmes shared tracks from the new EP including the stunning ‘Immune To It’ and ‘Have You Seen My Mind.’
The new EP will be released in just over a months time and I can’t wait to own a copy!