“Holly has all of the notes, and sings them effortlessly. ”
— One Love, Blue Barry – Smoky Mountain Blues Society, Tennessee, USA
"The river always grounds me and connects me to my home and I really wanted to express that in this song", say's Hyatt about her debut single "River Flows". Holly is a West Kootenay based singer, songwriter and bass player. She grew up in a musical family and has been getting up on stage since she was six years old. She has released three blues and roots albums, as part of the duo Holly and Jon. Their 2016 release "Shufflin The Blues" reached #1 on the Roots Music Report, Acoustic Blues charts. Their 2013 release 1929, was included in the top 10 best Canadian blues albums of 2012. The demo version of her song "So Close" was nominated for, song of the year at the 2017 Kootenay Music Awards.
Holly has performed at the Kaslo Jazz Festival, Unity Music Festival, Central Music Festival, Starbelly Jam, Idlewild Festival, Arts Wells, Arts On The Edge, Whatshan Lake Festival, appeared on a nationally televised concert and performed with a big band on the steps of the parliament building in Victoria BC.
Holly is currently gearing up to release her debut solo album "Wild Heart" this spring. "I am so excited about the songs on this album. They are really soulful, funky and fun, with themes of positivity, love and global empowerment throughout. I listen to the album and instantly feel happy. These are the songs I was born to sing!"
“Soul blues meets R&B singer-songwriter. Holly Hyatt and her band have a dynamic live show that leaves the listener feeling uplifted and inspired!”
The young artist has officially unveiled her brand new single called River Flows, a soulful tune of great intensity where Hyatt’s splendid vocal delivery promises great things to come on Hyatt’s forthcoming new album and also confirms the Canadian musician as one of the most promising, rising stars of the music business.
caesar live n loud review
Canadian singer-songwriter Holly Hyatt has just unveiled her brand new single River Flows, a Jazz-infused piece of pop/r&b music. I fell in love with her soulful vocals and the horns section is quite captivating. If you are a lover of smooth, soulful music then you will love River Flows.
I am loving the retro vibe of the song and the way her soulful vocals flow over the smooth and stunning melodies is simply a joy to my ears. There's an earthy, natural atmosphere of the song that is perfect for this new season. Stream this lovely song below!
SEAN ARTHUR JOYCE REVIEW
Holly Hyatt’s advance single, River Flows, from her forthcoming solo album Wild Heart, is a breath of fresh air. Anchored in deep personal ties to her home on the Slocan River, the song is a reminder that nature isn’t something outside us—it’s our life. It’s nice to see Holly branching out into a more breezy R&B feel. Although she has the perfect blues voice, this song allows her to explore more subtle tonal shadings. River Flows has the grace and flow of not only her idyllic Slocan River home but distinct echoes of her musical mentors, reminiscent at times of the great Mavis Staples. I look forward to hearing the entire album!
"This is great tier Soul song with some of the most beautiful vocals I’ve heard all year. River Flows is a textbook definition of a feel-good song!" And Justice for Reviews
"She nails it every time. Resonant, rich and deeply expressive, Holly’s vocals propel these songs to another level". Sean Arthur Joyce
"Holly Hyatt has a wide-ranging and expressive voice". John Valenteyn, Toronto Blues Society
“Holly’s voice really captivates the listener, finding wonderful heights and interesting depths. I love Holly’s vocal approach. The way her voice plays over the steady percussion and bass line”. Michael Doherty’s Blues Blog, USA