olly Throsby is a songwriter, singer & musician from Sydney, Australia. She has released five albums: On Night (2004), Under the Town (2006), A Loud Call (2008), a children’s album called See! (2010), and her latest long-player, Team (2011). Holly’s first two albums were made in a house on Saddleback Mountain, NSW, with experimental producer, Tony Dupé. Her third was recorded with Mark Nevers (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Lambchop, Silver Jews) at his house in Nashville. See! & Team were recorded with Dupé in a 19th Century church in Wildes Meadow, on the NSW Southern Highlands.
Holly has toured Australia many times as well as the UK, Europe, America and Canada. She mostly travels with her band, The Hello Tigers (Bree van Reyk & Jens Birchall), and has toured with artists such as Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, Mark Kozelek, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Paul Kelly, José González, The Eels & The Handsome Family. She also likes to sing duets and has done so with, among others, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Glen Hansard, Hayden and Andrew Bird.
Holly has been nominated for two ARIA awards for Best Female Artist (in 2006 & in 2008) but, you know, didn't win. She is also a member of the band Seeker Lover Keeper, with Sally Seltmann & Sarah Blasko. Their debut album was recorded in New York with Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power) and Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Martha Wainwright) and was released in Australia in June, 2011.
In her spare time, Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless and a regular judge of the Australian Music Prize. Apart from music, Holly is interested in modern literature, political intrigue, cryptic crosswords, small towns and animals, especially dogs.