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Songbird Holly puts own spin on music for big break
1:29pm Friday 14th September 2012 in News
A TEENAGER is aiming to realise her dream when she performs in the next stage of Open Mic UK.
Holly Feeney, from Purton, has reached the regional final of the singing competition after impressing the judges with a cover of Skinny Love by Birdy.
The 17-year-old keyboard player and singer is planning to perform her own song in the next round.
She said: “It’s called Ourselves. It is about a teenager growing up trying to find herself.
“It’s not easy when everyone expects you to be someone else but you want to find out who you are.
“Normally when I am writing my songs they start with an idea, or some of them just come along by playing around with the keyboard and putting words to it.
“My dream is to have people listen to my music and relate to it.”
Holly, whose Open Mic UK big break takes place at Cardiff’s Coal Exchange on October 20, also reached the final of Swindon Talent and has performed under the Big Screen in Wharf Green.
She had piano lessons when she was six but gave up as she didn’t want to practise her scales.
Holly said: “In the last two years, I have taken it up again. If I want to learn the chords for current songs, then there are good tutorials on YouTube.”
To see Holly perform, visit www.
For Open Mic UK tickets, visit www.openmicuk.co.uk
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