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Therine / Press

“Catherine Holder's self-titled EP is a wonderful mix of blues, jazz, and R&B-influenced pop. Catherine has a beautiful, soulful voice that is alluring to listen to. On the first song, "Mexico," she proclaims her passion for the country in a bluesy, sultry way. "Frenzy," which has a Peggy Lee's "Fever" feel to it, has an old school R&B vibe and showcases Catherine's extensive vocal range. "Buh-Bye" is an empowering break-up song, which is exquisitely arranged with horns and female backing vocals. "Old Fashioned Romance" has a standard jazz-style with a modern edge & contemporary lyrics, and the final Soul-influenced song, "I Can't Let You Go," is expressive without feeling contrived. Amazing music and great first effort!”

“This EP gets off to an infectious start with “Buh-Bye,” which isn’t the work of an R&B purist, but is enjoyably funky in the way of Kelly Clarkson on “Miss Independent” and “Walk Away.” Holder is equally infectious on “Frenzy” and the melancholy “I Can’t Let You Go.” “Mexico” is another example of how bluesy Holder can be at times. Meanwhile, the playful “Old-Fashioned Romance” is easily the EP’s most jazz-influenced offering. Whether she is incorporating R&B, blues or jazz, Holder never fails to be expressive. Pair notable vocal chops with a lot of warmth, feeling and personality, and you have a very strong combination. On top of that, Holder has a way with a hook. Further, Holder has a healthy sense of humor. On YouTube, she posted a slow, jazz-influenced cover of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok." There are no weak, flawed or forgettable tracks on Catherine Holder. Her recording career is off to a promising start with this EP. Rating: 4 Stars (out o”

Alex Henderson - ReviewYou.com

“This one took a couple of spins to sink in...but once it stuck it really stuck in our heads like glue. Brentwood, Tennessee's Catherine Holder is one smart and sassy lady with talent. Holder used to be an actress but is now focusing her attention on making music. Her songs have already been played on dozens and dozens of radio stations across the country and her recordings have also been licensed for the television shows Teen Wolf, Moving In, and World of Jenks. This self-released EP features five tracks of smooth, polished, classy pop. What really caught our attention here are the lyrics. On the first spin you might mistake these songs for more of the same. But if you listen closely you can hear a cool sense of irony and an intriguing sarcastic wit. Our favorite cuts are "Mexico," "Buh-Bye," and "I Can't Let You Go." Smart smooth stuff with brains.”

“This young lady has it all in one package: dynamite voice, dynamite stage presence, dynamite songs, dynamite band, incredible energy that never dwindles. Vocally, she's out there on the edge with gals like Aretha, Etta, Patti, and Amy. She's a true powerhouse DIVA in every sense of the word and you mustn't miss her show! Not to mention she is sexy, SEXY, sexy and quite the dancer! She'd surely be a hard act to follow. ”

Ron Browning, Voice and Performance Coach Nashville TN. - Ron Browning, Voice and Performance Coach Nashville TN.