Updated Aug 2008


KIT HOLMES ~ Free Tickets Opportunity!

In conjunction with ACOUSTIC magazine you can WIN TWO FREE TICKETS to see Kit Holmes at one of her Autumn dates, when she is special guest for John Etheridge. Final date for entering is FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2008

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UK Singer / Guitarist Kit Holmes music has been featured on both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw's shows as well as many local radio stations. She toured as special guest with the UK virtuoso jazz/blues guitarist John Etheridge in Spring 2006 and they will team up again in 2007 (see below for dates). She has performed at the 2006 International Guitar Festival and at the Purcell Room, London. In November she will be playing at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

Kit Holmes has already established herself as one of the rising acoustic stars on the UK music scene following the release of her debut album 'Seeing You' in Oct 2004. The album showcases her amazing guitar playing and features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson.

Kit's sultry vocals and extraordinary guitar playing have established her as a unique performer who has toured extensively with the UK's virtuoso jazz/blues guitarists, John Etheridge.

Kit undertook a short tour during October 2004 to help promote her CD, supporting John Renbourn & Jackie McShee, and Joe Broughton and Kevin Dempsey.

Kit was interviewed and performed lived on Jerry Young's show on Radio York (which is broadcast throughout Yorkshire) on Monday 4th Oct. 2004, and has done some other radio work since including playing live on Sally Fairfax's 'The Live Lounge' programme on BBC Radio Leeds in Nov 2005.

Her CD has also been featured on a Dutch radio station, comments translating from the original Dutch say "Her exclusive voice is excellent in all the 11 songs on this cd" and the "Great guitar playing of Kit Holmes with influences of pop, folk, blues en soul are making this cd a great cd to listen to" and "I wish you a lot of joy listening to this cd."

The Observer likened her music to Nick Drake and Macy Gray. She was asked to give a master-class at Paul McCartney's LIPA and to play for the Honorary Doctoral Ceremony for Andy Kershaw and Bill Bryson at the University of Leeds.

A rare talent, audiences first appreciated her marvallous guitar playing when she performed as one half of Dark Lantern.

Websites - www.kitholmes.co.uk / www.myspace.com/kitholmes


Sat 4th Oct BROMSGROVE Artrix Theatre 01527 577330

Sun 5th Oct ST ALBANS Maltings Arts Theatre 01727 844222

Fri 10th Oct DURHAM Gala Theatre 0191 332 4041

Sat 11th Oct PEEBLES – Eastgate Arts Centre 01721 725777

Sun 12th Oct SETTLE – Victoria Theatre 01729 825718

Thurs 16th Oct HEREFORD – The Courtyard 0870 11 22 330

Sat 18th Oct CIRENCESTER - Sundial Theatre 01285 654228

Sun 19th Oct TORRINGTON – Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624

Weds 12th Nov BIRKENHEAD – Town Hall 0151 647 0752*

Sat 15th Nov OTLEY Courthouse Theatre 01943 467466*

Sat 6th Dec NEW MILTON Forest Arts Centre 01425 612393

Sun 7th Dec FROME – Rook Lane Arts 01373 468040

Fri 12th Dec NEWBURY - New Greenham Arts 01635 522733

Sat 13th Dec FAREHAM - Ashcroft Arts Centre 01329 223100

* Kit Solo

Websites - www.kitholmes.co.uk / www.myspace.com/kitholmes

Debut CD, 'Seeing You', (released 18th October 2004) is available from Amazon at the link:


Sep 2006

Her third CD, the haunting 'No You No Me' coupled with the five minute mesmeric 'Before You Came', for solo guitar, was released in October 2006, this again features Danny Thompson.

Kit's new single - 'No You No Me' - can be pre-ordered from HMV for 99p - click on HMV below


The Observer - 'full of warmth, an absolute delight'

Irish Evening Herald - 'a magnificent guitarist, beautiful instrumental tracks'

ACOUSTIC - 'Kit's vocals are centred on emotion and feeling, she's an incredibly accomplished guitarist, an excellent debut from an artist who will undoubtedly be stirring up some serious waves in the very near future.'