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Holly Who is an infectious music onslaught and should be consumed, live. You'll leave a gig zinging with a, "Music Buzz".

From the seaside town of Newcastle, Australia this cluster of eclectics are building quite a name for themselves. They're super fun, high energy and passionately engaging live sets are ensuring music lovers are becoming, fans.

Powerhouse vocalists, sisters Holly & Jessica Clayton front an awesome wall of sound that oozes raw soul. With a smoking rhythm section, an incredible pair of creative guitarists and a set of fine hands on the organ/keys this is the make up of one dazzling band.

Their sound is a warm blend of distortion and floats through soul, rock and roll and 70's pop. A structure is never sacred and their shows are known for mind boggling improvisation and soloing.

One minute you're deep in a southern blues, then you're whipped to Spanish Harlem, maracas in toe. Then it's back to the mid 60's with a driving snare and hand clap combo, straight into a 70's Rolling Stones feel, back to Southern California for CSN'esque harmonies and home again for a soulful Motown sing-a-long. Most bands couldn't pull it off, but these guys are the real deal, true musicians and artists. It's more than believable, you can literally feel it how much they love what they do.

"Music is the truest international language. No matter who you are, what you believe etc, once that beat starts you've got an invitation to let it all go and connect to what makes us all humanly 99.9% the same. If people leave a gig with a bounce in their step, a little lighter and with that tingling music buzz, we've done our job. But in all honesty, we'll play our hearts out with or without an audience, we need that buzz too. You should see rehearsals..."

"I think I just found my favourite new Aussie band." - James Reyne

Fun, sexy... Dynamite! - Jim Kellar - The Weekender, Newcastle Herald

'Best Emerging Band 2014' - Spreading The Seed (www.spreadingtheseed.com)

Now, "It won't be a case of Holly Who for long" stated Rhythms Magazine (July 2014 Issue) boldly suggesting, "Holly Clayton could just be the finest soul singer in the country right now". No stranger to the world stage, Holly was a hand picked Montreux International Jazz Festival artist. Holly Who also includes Australian guitar virtuoso, Adam Miller recently named in Australian Guitar Magazine's 'Top 25 International Future Guitar Legends', he also completed seven international tours in 2013 and currently has four under his belt for 2014. Holly Who has everything it takes to be one of Australia's top 'Adult Contemporary' acts.

"Highly evolved yet undeniably classic, Holly Who transcend genre titles and simply exist as a force one needs to see." - Jordan McDonald (Music Director Frankie's Pizza, SYDNEY)

"I'm telling you, get your photo with these girls now, it won't be long and you won't get near them. They've got it all. I can't wait to see what they do!" - Grace Knight

"Holly Who were definitely one of the stand out acts of Wollombi Music Festival. Soaring vocals and harmonies and super sweet sounds. A revelation!" - Adrian Buckley (Festival Director Wollombi Music Festival)

"You will have a good time with this music. You'll want to dance, sing along and have FUN. And really, if anything seems to have been misplaced in music in 2014, it's fun. Holly Who and their revival sounds are bringing it back and we are all for that. You should be too." - Matthew Bond (It's My Kind of Scene)

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