With the voice of angel and the ability to captivate her audience, Arizona Singer / Guitarist / Songwriter/Cover Artist Holly Kirsten is a natural born performer. On stage, 'rockin' is where Holly is most at home. She was born and raised in Arizona where she learned she loved music. Her father played music full time for most of her life and he is a big reason she decided to become a musician. At the age of 3 she was singing, at age 9 she began to take piano lessons and when she was 13 years old she asked her father how to play the guitar. He taught her a few chords weekly for a short period of time, she began to write, learn cover songs and became in love with the idea of singing everyday of her life. She has done so ever since.
Holly has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She studied at Northern Arizona University, gradutating in 2007. Showing her musical diversity, Holly performed several lead Opera roles including Menotti's Old Maid and the Thief and Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti. The intense Opera training Holly recieved has enabled her to create a rock / pop sound that is uniquely her own.
Holly currently resides in Denver, Colorado and plays music full time between Colorado and Arizona. Her popularity in the bars and clubs has seen her gain weekly residencies at a number of well known local venues. Holly performs a mixture of her own material and well known cover songs. Her original material is often requested and always well recieved by the audience.
In 2009 Holly returned to the USA following a tour of Australia which saw her play more than 80 solo shows over a six month period. Holly also played a large number of support gigs for some of the most recognised and respected names in the Australian music industry such as Kasey Chambers, Brian Cadd, The Radiators, Russell Morris and Mental as Anything. These artist may not be household names in America but 'Down Under' they are music legends. This is one of Holly's favorite experiences in her life and she hopes to travel more while continuing performing where ever she may be!