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Caroline Street Social, Caroline Street,

Adam Holmes

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Adam Holmes
Adam Holmes

Time & Location

19 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 22:00

Caroline Street Social, Caroline Street,, 5 Caroline St, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JZ, UK

About the event

Adam cut his teeth in the world of folk music. Taking a space at the end of the bar in legendary folk pub Sandy Bells at eight years old to soak up the music. Age 15, the death of a close friend and a cascade into addiction. Leaving school and moving out of the family home aged 16, he worked construction by day and battle rapped by night. He found his way out through the focus of rapping until a singer booked didn't show, Adam stepped up and discovered his singing voice.

On the very same day he was finally offered a carpentry apprenticeship aged 19, he received a phone-call offering him a place in the semi-finals of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2009. He hasn't looked back since.

Adam Holmes lyrics resonate like ancient folk songs, his melodies familiar and uplifting. It’s not unusual to feel tears during his live shows which have the feel of a boozy church service. James Bond meets Robert Burns. Classy and timeless. New album, 'Hope Park' featuring Scotland’s best musicians and a visual release with Scottish writers Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh and Darren McGarvey.

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