Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Eva Holbrook

My interview with the amazing Eva Holbrook.

How old were you when you stared singing and playing mandolin?

I was 10 when I started playing Mandolin, and 16 when I started singing. 

Which artists inspired you when you were starting out, and still inspires you today?

Chris Thile was a big inspiration, my dad used to buy his music books and lesson dvds to cheer me along each birthday. I really enjoyed those. Imogen Heap and Enya were my singing heroes. I’ve always had a soft voice and they made that seem like a magic power. 

If it were possible and you could cover any song with the original artist singing along with you, what would it be?

Going to California with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. 

Could you tell the reader about the band SHEL you are a part of with your sisters?

The sisterhood itself was founded in 1993 when our youngest sister Liza was born. The band was founded in 2001. It’s a joy to be a part of both. 

I love the song by SHEL "Lost At Sea." Could you tell us about filming the video and your time in Belfast?

Belfast felt like coming home. Filming at the Dunluce Castle was a dream, though we almost got stranded by the tide coming in, which lead to me climbing a cliff wall barefoot in a large torn up wedding gown. 

What have you been working on lately and what would you like the reader to check out?  

We’re hard at work on the next SHEL album which is very exciting, you can check out our Instagram to hear how it’s coming along. We’ve just finished filming a music video for our upcoming single in Vrindavan India to help raise awareness for the plight of widows in that area. I’m dabbling in a bit of traditional folk and Irish music as I prepare to launch a solo project called Lady Moon. SHEL’s album should be out sometime this summer, and Lady Moon will debut in 2020.