Fabian Holland – ‘A Day Like Tomorrow’ Tour
As ‘Folk Radio UK’ put it ‘He’s not just good, he’s bloody good!”
Come and see for yourself on the ‘A Day Like Tomorrow’ Tour. Celebrating the release of Fabian’s highly anticipated second release of the same name on 27th April by Rooksmere Records.
With a mixture of solo and duo shows (with the multi-instrumentalist Fred Claridge), every performance promises to be a magical evening of musical dexterity and songwriting.
“Joining forces with Fred Claridge has been great because he has a very subtle style to his drumming which is complementary to the songs and guitar playing.”
Bicycle Shop Café
Electric Palace Cinema
The Song Loft*
Folk Weekend Oxford
Great Knight Folk Club
Cecil Sharp House
Meadow Folk Club
Square & Compass
* Supporting Lucy Ward
Lyrically evocative, sometimes moody and melancholic, Fabian Holland’s unadorned music has a flip side of songs of upbeat, wry humour but always acutely observed – songs of people and places, strangers and kin, human frailties and foibles – sensitive sonic snapshots producing perfect visual imagery, by turns unsettling and reassuring.
Fabian (28) grew up listening to blues artists like Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters and blues-imbued arrangements remain a trademark of his music. “Blues music and the musicians that played it have always fascinated me,” he says.
He started playing guitar aged just seven and later attended Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music being tutored by the late, great Eric Roche. Studying done he headed for Italy’s Abruzzo mountains in a red VW bus, spending four years busking, composing and honing his craft.