Holly Humberstone grew up in a rural area where there was absolutely nothing going on musically. So she simply imagined her own world. The talented youngster’s first artistic steps were as a violinist with the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra and she was later discovered as a singer-songwriter on a regional BBC radio show. Her debut album, ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’ (2022) was preceded by tours with girl in red and Olivia Rodrigo. The album won her the accolade of Rising Star at the Brit Awards. Previous recipients of this distinction include such greats as Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Fender and Sam Smith. Humberstone’s music is often compared to that of Lorde and Bon Iver. She identifies Damien Rice and Phoebe Bridgers as her main influences.