The father-daughter musical duo who are taking Sheffield by storm

A father-daughter musical duo are taking Sheffield by storm.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 10:43 am

Holly Poulton, aged 16, picked up her first guitar when she was just a toddler, after her dad decided to learn guitar just after Holly was born.

She started writing songs when she was just five-years-old and has penned songs on a variety of different subjects.

Holly has also written songs with her dad, who performs with her.

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“Usually it’s me and my Dad that write songs together. We write songs about school, relationships, breakups and everyday stuff. We’ve written Christmas songs before as well, around two Christmas songs,” said Holly.

Though a lot of her songs are about daily life, her music touches lightly on subjects like bullying and mental health in a lot of her songs.

“It’s because it’s so apart of daily life, it’s vaguely mentioned in a lot of my songs,” said Holly.

Holly Poulton performing with her Father, Chris Poulton

She explained that her Mother encouraged her to perform her song about bullying at her school talent show which she won.

Holly’s dad, Chris Poulton said: “You can imagine what it feels like as a father to see your daughter singing on stage and be performing with her. It’s really nice, it’s great. It’s rare a teenager wants to hang out and perform with her dad. We are lucky.” He said.

The father-daughter duo has performed at a number of Sheffield pubs and open mic nights and Holly says she is looking forward to performing over the Christmas holiday.

“I’ve been booked up at the Forest pub and I got two 45 minute slots at the pub. People are usually surprised when I sing because of how young I am. Their reactions are quite funny to be honest!” She said, laughing.

Holly Poulton

“I think of music as a hobby rather than a job. It would be great if it went that way, but I don’t think it will. I’m focusing more on my art and I’m going into games development and design but I will continue doing performances at festivals for charity and open mics,” said Holly.

Holly Poulton and her Father Chris Poulton
Holly Poulton performing on stage