|Friday 23 May 2014 @ 09:00pm : -
Fabian Holland is a contemporary singer, songwriter, and guitarist based in London. His music is influenced by folk songs and tales from around The British Isles, together with an upbringing in Blues, this is then enriched with his love of storytelling and his continuing emphasis upon musical improvisation. He now rarely plays the same song in the same way, resulting in every performance becoming quite unique.
"Singer-songwriter-guitarist with tremendous command of fingers and fretboard and a natural vocal technique informed by long-time exposure to, and serious consideration of, the blues masters. Stripped-bare, uncontrived and compellingly subtle, with intense conciseness of expression, this wunderkind-from-nowhere''s debut audibly justifies the hype. ~ Froots
"When I saw Fabian play live, I was convinced that he is a major new talent, a view that is entirely reinforced by this superb debut album. Highly recommended." ~ Fatea Magazine
"A name to watch for in 2013! He’s not good, he’s bloody good! We can’t wait to hear more!" ~ Folk Radio
"This is an excellent album - some beautifully written songs performed simply but brillantly." ~ Festivalphoto.net
"A stunning first offering from a rare talent." ~ Rhythm-and-booze
"Some first albums fall into the ‘not bad, likely to improve’ category, others sparkle from the first, and with some you have to check that it’s a first - because it’s that assured. The self-titled debut from Fabian Holland is one of those." ~ Folk Words