Fabian Holland

Fabian Holland

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Folk, Rock
Rooksmere Records
October 7, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Fabian seems to have sprung fully fledged from nowhere though he's been playing music and performing live since a youngster. He grew up in an artistic household where performance and artistic expression was part of everyday life, listening to blues guys such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters. His early influences (drawn from his father's record collection) were Muddy Waters, R.L Burnside, Son House, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry and Skip James (the latter's classic 'Hard Times Killing Floor Blues' is rendered subtly and hauntingly on Fabian's début album).

His eponymously titled, début album 'Fabian Holland' is produced by Mark Hutchinson (who also produced recent albums for the likes of Blair Dunlop, Walsh and Pound, Spiers and Boden, and the Albion Christmas Band).

"I think Mark and I both agreed from the start that simplicity would be the key to this album," says Fabian "with guitar and vocals being the main focus. We decided on a concise album and picked the tracks carefully. Most of my songs are stories influenced by people I've met along the years and I've travelled about a bit so I've met all sorts of interesting people.

There are two traditional tracks in the album, 'Banks Of The Dee' and 'Dr Price'. These are not widely known trad songs; I like that because it offers people something they may not have heard before.

Through the whole album the guitar and vocals were recorded at the same time and I think this produces a very real and immediate sound, rather than something contrived through studio trickery."

Press Quotes

"He's not good, he's bloody good! We can't wait to hear more!"

Folk Radio

"When I saw Fabian play live, I was convinced that he is a major new talent, a view that is entirely reinforced by this superb debut album. Highly recommended."

Fatea Magazine

"A name to watch for in 2013! He's not good, he's bloody good! We can't wait to hear more!"

Folk Radio

"This is an excellent album - some beautifully written songs performed simply but brillantly."


"A stunning first offering from a rare talent."


"Some first albums fall into the "not bad, likely to improve" category, others sparkle from the first, and with some you have to check that it's a first - because it's that assured. The self-titled debut from Fabian Holland is one of those albums."

Folk Words

"There are things you fall in love straight away, you don't really need a reason, that thing talks to the deepest and truest chords of your soul and there's no escape." "It happened this morning when I had a listen at Fabian Holland's debut album. You must be wondering what it is that makes it so good to start this review with such a bold statement. Well once, a dear friend of mine, told me greatness lies in beauty and simplicity, and that's what Holland accomplished".


"Like the best before him, his contemporaries fade in comparison. In many ways, it is a straight line between Jones, Jansch, Thompson, Pierre Bensusan, Jackson C. Frank and Fabian Holland. It's the level he is at. Such comparisons I save only for the very best."

Tidningenkulturen.se (Swedish Website)

"Extraordinary talented singer-songwriter Fabian Holland's self-titled, Mark Hutchinson produced album may be only his first, but the debutant sounds so assured and good it could easily be his tenth! So mature are his vocals and playing."

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More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number RRCD110
Barcode 5052442004462
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 50g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 8mm x 142mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Landlord's Daughter -
2. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues -
3. Little Boy Jonny -
4. Like Father Like Son -
5. Dr Price -
6. Home -
7. Charlie -
8. Mad Eric -
9. Banks of the Dee -