With an effervescing personality and a voice that could charm even the toughest of men, Holly Conlan was a highlight at The House of Blues last Tuesday night in Orlando Florida. Conlan’s rich and velvety voice could be compared to that of Regina Spector, Ingrid Michaelson, or even Conlan’s tour partner, Sara Bareilles, but that would do Conlan an injustice because that girl can hold her own. Tight harmonies and a clean and soothing sound made The House of Blues go weak in the knees.
Everyone could not stop gushing at how adorable Conlan was on stage. Her fun and flirty personality brought the crowd to life and made a smile creep on every face, no matter how stubborn one wanted to be. It was nearly impossible not to leave that building a huge fan of Conlan and this is only the beginning. With her new fall single entitled, “Stay,” Conlan is definitely going to become a fixture among the singer/songwriters of today.
Conlan seemed like a natural performer and that playing for nearly sold out crowds are a regular thing for this rising indie-pop songwriter. Her confidence was apparent with every song she sung and rightly so, for this girl is going to be unstoppable.
Words by Jessica Nguyen Photos by Dave Lapham of Dave Lapham Photography