Belinda Holland has been singing jazz and blues in Sydney for over two decades. Belinda is an exciting straight-ahead skilled jazz vocalist who really swings and can actually sing the blues. Belinda is a singer’s singer with strong musical dynamics, great phrasing, timing and a seemingly effortless scat. A true entertainer and a great raconteur with a comedic style all her own. Her originals songs prove her to be a unique blues lyricist. Belinda will make you laugh out loud, but just as quickly she can quiet a busy room with a stunning ballad.
She has performed at the Darling Harbour, Newtown, Wollongong and Sydney Jazz festivals and Sydney’s Women Sing the Blues. She has appeared regularly at Jazushi, The Eastern Lounge and Soup Plus. Currently, the trio has a Sunday residency at the Frisco Hotel in Woolloomooloo, and Belinda and her trio are warmly welcomed back regularly to The Basement at the Wollongong Builder’s Club and The Old Fitzroy Hotel every month. A career highlight for Belinda was performing to a crowd of over 40,000 at Jazz in the Domain in 2004 with a great response from the audience.
She has performed with highly respected jazz musicians including Rick Robertson, David Blenkhorn, Dave McRae as well as the blues boogie queen Bridie King, and last year the New York pianist Sullivan Fortner.
Her current lineup includes the talented pianist Monique Lysiak, and the inventive Alex Compton on acoustic bass.
Join Belinda Holland this Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.