Rugby songstress Hollie on tour

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Rugby songbird Hollie Aires kicked off her latest tour ‘If I Should Break’ in London.

The tour ends on April 29, but there are still many fantastic venues yet to be played.

In a small riverside music venue opposite Battersea Power Station near Chelsea Bridge, Hollie entertained a Saturday night crowd with songs from her new EP – accompanied by band member Gary Hill on keys and additional guitar. After a short overnight stay - an afternoon at The Water Rats (the venue that launched Oasis and a generation of chart bands) - she took part in a charity concert with a host of top London acts to raise money for the MacMillan Cancer Trust.

There was still time for Hollie to get back to Rugby for a Sunday evening rehearsal with a new drummer for her own band – and make some final tweaks to the final recording for her EP

Hollie said: “I’m having an amazing time playing at different venues over the UK and meeting new musicians who are in the same boat as I am.

“Each gig is always completely different to another so it never gets boring – even when I’m doing one straight after another.

“It’s all very exciting, but I’ll be sad when it’s over.

“I’m looking forward to the next one already!”

Hollie is no stranger to the stage, having performed at London’s O2 Arena, the NEC, Bedford’s Corn Exchange, London’s Diamond Jubilee Fest and many other acoustic gigs. Hollie’s early years were spent within Rugby’s own Big Help Academy which provided opportunities for her to polish her stagecraft and performance skills. Her pure voice and wide vocal range have brought comparisons to Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega.

See Hollie at The Vault, Rugby, on April 26 supported by Henry Parker, Jasmine Ward, Alicia Catling and local girl Eve Singleton. Read more at