andrew holtz

andrew holtz

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New Jersey singer/songwriter with energetic presence that appeals to everyone from high schoolers to senior citizens.

Biography

After finishing school in NYC, Holtz decided once and for all that his place was on stage and not behind a desk. He left his office job to pursue a full time career in music. Spending a year playing anywhere he could, it was clear to willing listeners that Andrew had inspiring talent. However, it wasn’t until he met the NYC based production team, The Churchills, that his talent was truly unleashed.

After 5 months of recording Andrew came out with 10 brilliantly written and performed songs in a fusion of rock, pop, alternative, and folk with a sprinkle of jazz. Since then Andrew has released 4 of the songs on his self-titled EP. Recently, he has shared the stage with David Mead, The Pierces, and Teitur, and captured an Asbury Music Award nomination for Best Male Solo Act.

Like the usual wave of aspiring musicians to take a chance at stardom, the lanky young songwriter’s passion for music was sparked at an early age by whomever his father was listening to that day. Artists such as James Taylor and Jackson Browne were played continuously around the house. At thirteen, Holtz found his father’s old Martin D35 guitar in the attic. Andrew never put it down.

Holtz’s abilities led to a short stint with the alternative rock band, Linus, where he had the opportunity to open for the now famous New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carraba. In 1999, Linus broke up, and Andrew began his solo career. His pop/rock upbringing can be seen in his recent writing, singing about everything from relationships, his frustration with working behind a desk, and his favorite city Providence.

Armed with his acoustic guitar, a velvet tenor voice, and a diligence only matched by his creativity, Andrew's music has a casual appeal that is easily likeable and fresh. It is undeniable that Andrew's vocal and songwriting capabilities mirror that of his influences. From Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Rhett Miller, Ben Folds, and The Churchills, Andrew Holtz has developed a unique and eclectic musicality.

Surely if not his pensive tone and breathy pauses between syrupy vocals do not captivate you then his picture invoking lyrics and fresh melodies will. This musician is giving it to you straight. Cover and sampling free. Completely original; Completely himself. More then memorable, Andrew Holtz is one act you must experience to experience.

Lyrics

She's So Little

Written By: Andrew Holtz

Look at her, she's so little
I like her little cuz it makes me feel like a man.
There she is looking my way.
I'm on the highway and suddenly I'm driving fast.

And I can't get her eyes out of my head its like a lullabye.
Every time I try I end up fighting with myself.
I could kiss her every night.
I could kiss her every night.
I could kiss her every night.

She's always had pretty short hair
and i like short hair cuz it doesn't hide her face.
And that girl she can smile
I've seen her smile light the darkest part of space.

And I can't get her eyes out of my head its like a lullabye.
Every time I try I end up fighting with myself.
I could kiss her every night.
I could kiss her every night.
I could kiss her every night.

Discography

EP Independently Released on October 15th, 2004. LP due out early 2005.

Set List

She Takes Off Her Clothes
She's So Little
The Way I Look at You
Tempted (Squeeze cover)
Picasso
Hopeless Invitation
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)
Blue Ink
I'd Give Anything
Jazzy Song
Light and Sweet
Hey Providence
All For You
Faith (George Michael cover)
Curious
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton cover)