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Miss Meike Holzmann
Miss Meike Holzmann

Biography

Meike Holzmann first started making music with the Glockenspiel at the early age of four during early years music lessons.
While being classically trained on the piano for many years, she also took trumpet and double bass lessons, sang in the school choir and was generally keen on making noises.

Soon she started to make up her own little tunes and began to teach herself any musical instrument she could get her hands on.
Her experiences as a musical performer include keyboards, percussions and backing vocals for German newcomer award winning German band RICH, NICE $ FABULOUS, playing bass in a number of blues and pop groups, as well as singing backing vocals in soul and rock bands.
Meike also spent five years with the ABKLATSCHTHEATER in Aschaffenburg, impersonating around 50 different characters in five eye watering comedy productions.

In 1998 Meike came to Liverpool to study Performing Arts/Music @ LIPA , where she most enjoyed the songwriting and composition classes. This was made possible only by the sponsorship of DEUTSCHE PHONO AKADEMIE (Hamburg), and Josef Keller Verlag (Starnberg/Munich) who issues "Der Musikmarkt".In her final year @ LIPA Meike specialized in composition and arrangement for moving images and started working internationally with independent film makers and dance companies.

Since receiving her degree (BA hons) in Performing Arts (Music) in July 2001 she has been writing, performing, arranging and producing music for film, dance, theatre and multimedia from her Mac/logic based home studio in Liverpool/UK as well as steadily writing songs, by herself as well in collaboration within established co-writing partnerships.

She's also been performing and recording keys, percussions, bass, guitar, blues harpand backing vocals for SONNENBERG (album out on Rough Trade).In the last few years Meike's been writing, recording and playing live with THE PHENOMENOLOGISTS and, on rare occasions, also performing her own songs with the FLYING BINGO WINGS in Germany.

Meike has also been involved in educational and community work in Liverpool and Germany - after training with MUSIC LEADER North West and Creative Partnerships during 2007 as a Creative Practitioner, she worked as a Performing Arts Animateur at Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich, Cheshire, has been a vocal and stage coach for LIPA students, as well as teaching piano in Liverpool and running MICA MUSIC, delivering music workshops in a variety of settings and providing demo services to singer/songwriters.

In 2009 the LONESOME GEORGINAS were born, giving their live debut on St Patricks day and continue to perform as an acoustic trio around Liverpool and the North of England. They produced a CD with six of their catchy tunes, which is only available at live gigs.

One of the latest projects was LOVE & FISH FILLET, a one woman musical based on Meike's songs and featuring her in the role as Nim, written and directed by Egle Meistaite. The premiere was at the sold out Lantern Theatre in Liverpool 11th July 2012.

November 2012 saw the premier of Meike's first string quartet, based on encoded ECG recordings and part of an experimental project by conceptual artist E Meistaite - five movements totalling 45 minutes of new music.

Contact Meike

Address: Merseyside
L8 3SF
Phone: 0151 5389542
Mobile: 07778881733
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (45 minutes): £20.00

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