Holmes

Holmes

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"humor, wistfulness and universality that would compare well with some of the best of Ben Folds or Beck and translates best in intimate venues." - Los Angeles Times *** "A master working his craft" - Vox *** "Pop perfection!" - Mondo Magazine

Biography

* Holmes' Fall 2008 Europe Tour featured 21 shows spanning 7 countries.

* Packed Houses at various Los Angeles venues

* Multiple song features in TV shows (CSI Miami, Nip/Tuck, Knight Rider, The City, etc.) and film

* More available at: www.myspace.com/imholme and www.youtube.com/holmesclips

* Multiple KCRW and CMJ airplays

* Excellent reviews from well over 150 publications from The LA Times to Flavorpill and many in between...

Holmes’ music career path is a windy one. Born in Israel and raised in Boston he spent his teenage years being smuggled into local bars by the older boys and playing keys & singing in various bands. A mix-tape junky, he was hooked on the likes of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, ELO, Queen, Bowie, The Neville Brothers, Hendrix and others - an addiction he’s fighting to this day.

Young Holmes went on to study at Berklee College of Music, supporting himself by playing in a handful of bands, doing studio sessions and working as a bar pianist.

After stints as video game composer in New York, and Producer for Los Angeles label Delta Music he started his own label – Groove Gravy Records. A series of aliases followed...

As The Tao of Groove he became a quick CMJ and KCRW favorite; As Jazzelicious, he remixed classic tracks by Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy McGriff, McCoy Tyner and Carmen McRae… Dozens of tracks under a variety of names including Zigo, Joint Chiefs of Staff, RioListic, and others followed, yet still, Roy insists he does not suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder. His eclectic musical style has caught the ears of music supervisors who have featured his music on television shows CSI Miami, Sex and The City, The OC, Independent Lens, Nip/Tuck, The Hills, Without a Trace and Knight Rider among others, as well as a Nissan Motors commercial and movies Poseidon, Day Zero, Cross Bronx and The Devil Wears Prada.

By 2007 Roy decided it was time to release his original songs, and with that, he dusted up an old band name turned nickname and Holmes was born. Enlisting a group of friends that would make any record producer's mouth water he recorded his music in his cozy studio, stacked with mountains of vintage recording gear and located at the bottom floor of his Silverlake house. Influenced by 70's American rock, Brit Pop and the classic singer-songwriter tradition, the new songs have received critical acclaim, numerous licenses and spins from many radio stations around the world. Following his first album Stop Go and an adventure-filled Europe tour spanning 7 countries Holmes went on to record his sophomore release - the self-titled "Holmes" in 2009, bringing a deeper lyrical content and a stronger acoustic element to the table.

Still residing in LA, and still answering to more than one name, Roy spends his time producing and mixing records, playing live shows and taking care of his aging dog Jazz.

More at:
http://www.sweetholmes.com
http://www.myspace.com/imholmes

Videos available at http://www.youtube.com/holmesclips

Discography

Stop Go (2007)
Basement Tapes (EP) (2008)
Holmes (2009)

Set List

45 mins / 12 songs
Choosing from 28 available songs to fit the venue best - whether more acoustic / intimate or more rocking / rhythmical.