HOLLY ELLE performs the song "WHO I AM" for BalconyTV.
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Holly Elle, a Canadian classically trained singer with a passion for pop, brings to the U.S. a unique twist on modern mainstream music. Elle was captivated by the sparkle of the spotlight at a young age. "As a little girl my dad would always take me to the Opera. I loved dressing up for it, which might be where I get my sense of glamor and probably why I love musical theater so much," remembers Elle.
Growing up, Elle frequented the music parties held by her parents, where they shared the European folk music of their childhood. They also introduced Elle and her siblings to music from their era such as the Beatles, ABBA and Elton John. While her brothers were off at college in the UK, they were introduced to British Pop, which became another musical influence for Elle. Elle's diverse background helped her develop an awareness of various genres of music from many different eras. "I grew up around music so I naturally acquired a deep appreciation and love for it," recalls Elle.
Although she was a small town girl from Chestermere, Alberta, Canada, she had big city dreams. With her idols all in America, such as Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and most of all Mariah Carey, Elle knew her best shot at stardom would be to go to America, where these sultry singers became icons. So, after receiving a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance in 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she packed her bags and headed for Music City, USA. Before heading to America to chase her dreams, Elle's charismatic voice was featured on two albums that were released nationwide in Canada: Things You Never Thought I'd Say by Freddy, and Around The Universe in 80 Minutes -- A Tribute to Klaatu.
Since moving to Nashville, Elle has made big strides in establishing a successful music career; receiving a bachelor's degree in Music Business at Belmont University, performing several writers' round nights at local venues, auditioning for FOX's hit series, Glee, and releasing an EP entitled "Infinitude". A song from the EP, entitled "Don't Come Home", was featured on the finale of MTV's Real World: San Diego. Another major accomplishment on Elle's path up happened when Music Connection Magazine listed Elle as one of their Hot 100 Unsigned Artists of 2012. Elle attributes much of this success to the production super-group/music development company, Zodlounge, which she has been working with over the last few years.
Much like her musical background, Elle's music is very diverse. While she knows how to let loose and show her fans a good time, the pop singer with a divatude has a more serious side to her as well. Elle's viral video release, "Freak," is a lyrically promiscuous song about sexual orientation that is her response to teen suicides and bullying. The music video for the song received attention from many online bloggers and was featured in a well-known LGBT magazine, The Advocate. Her music relates to her fans and meets people wherever they are whether it's helping them cope or encouraging them to just let loose on the dance floor. "I hope that my music can affect people in a good way. Whether it helps someone through a difficult time in their lives, or it just makes you wanna shake your ass," said Elle.
Elle describes herself as a girl who loves to act silly and have fun, but also has a strong, fierce side. This side of her is portrayed perfectly through her upcoming EP, Leopardess. Although her forthcoming release is a smooth R&B blend heavily influenced by pop, don't be surprised when you hear sparks of other genres, seamlessly tied into the mix. "This is really about me, as a strong woman, coming into my own and passing on that strength through music." Leopardess is now available on iTunes.http://HEARHOLLY.COM
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