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“I always said Lily Garland would be a star, right from the first moment I heard her” Russell Hill, Express FM
Hampshire native, Lily Garland, captured the attention of the UK Country scene with her very accomplished sound (Desperately Lost City) in 2016 with her debut EP Time to Fly. Nominated for EP of the year by Belles and Gals, it was described as a fantastic EP, with one of the best songs you’ll hear this year (Belles and Gals).
Her highly anticipated follow up EP, released in June 2017 titled The Next Chapter, did not disappoint. Lily sings with a voice which soars like Lucie Silvas, showing a technique reminiscent of her heroines in the Dixie Chicks (Your Life in a Song).
The Next Chapter reached number 5 in the iTunes Country charts and held its own alongside the likes of Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band.
“There is little doubt that Lily Garland is a rising force on the UK country scene. Her first EP was simply brilliant, but it is more than clear that Lily has raised her game. ‘The Next Chapter’ sees Lily with a range of songs and a confidence of delivery that will surely take her to the next level” Nick Cantwell, Belles and Gals
Lily has been featured by Lyric Magazine in their playlist of the week in February 2017 and also on The Next Women of Country Spotify Playlist. With regular airplay on Express FM, Country Belles Radio and other internet radio stations, Lily is reaching not only the UK audience but also Europe and The US.
Lily and her band have represented UK Country Music at many a multi genre festival, drawing in crowds from far and wide.
“Festivals are my happy place. They are jammed packed with music lovers who want to have a good time. They are so happy and make amazing audiences” Lily Garland
Appearing at Wickham Festival, Victorious Festival, Netley Festival and Icebreaker Festival UK, the South’s largest unsigned cross genre music festival, where in 2018 Lily was named as number one in the top 6 artists to see and followed up with her second appearance in 2019 as a headline act. Lily most recently made her 3rd appearance at Victorious Festival 2019 headlining one of the unsigned stages.
Lily has travelled the country performing alongside British Country artists such as Thorne Hill, Raintown and Square One to name a few. Lily has also supported US touring artists Dawson Reigns from Nashville and most recently in 2019, Jessica Lynn from New York.
“Portsmouth’s own Lily Garland provides support, and shows why she’s previously won The Guide Award for Best Solo Act.
An extremely accomplished vocalist in her own right, she’s got another pair of powerhouses backing her in the shape of Jodie Vinall and Lyndsey-Marie Vincent. But her own song writing shines too – with originals holding their own alongside the covers. The one new song she debuts, Rise Above The Ashes is a full tilt southern-rock stomper that sees Lily really let rip. If the rest of the new material is this strong, we're in for a treat”. Chris Broom, Portsmouth News.