Stevenage artist’s music earns airplay on BBC Radio 2

Kelly Oliver credit: Freddy Bulmer

Kelly Oliver credit: Freddy Bulmer - Credit: Archant

An independent Stevenage artist has had her music played on BBC Radio 2.

Kelly Oliver, from Stevenage, had her independently produced single Diamond Girl played on the station’s Folk Show last Wednesday and the single is due to be repeated on Bob Harris’s Sunday show tomorrow.

The 24-year-old, who lives in Symonds Green, is an independent performer who only started recording songs late last year.

Kelly has been working with Walkern-based mother and daughter team, Helen Meissner and Lauren Davies, who between them choose, record, promote and produce all the music being released on their label, Folkstock Records.

Helen said: “I hope this offers encouragement to other independent musicians. It is possible to build contacts from scratch using social media and we are thrilled with the result.

“Kelly is our first signing and we are chuffed to bits that the first single from her debut album, This Land, has received such a great reaction.”

Kelly is launching her album at an event in Harpenden Public Halls on Monday October, 27 at Harpenden Public Halls.

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