The Girl.


 
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Born and raised in a leafy suburb of Cambridgeshire, creating music and performing has always been in Molly’s blood. Her path was set at just 9 years of age when she took the lead in the school production of ‘Puss in Boots’. Just a few years later when she was 15 through their shared passion for music and performance, Molly teamed up with school friend Charlie O’Connor and they started their journey together gigging around the local pubs and clubs.  They were a big draw on the Open Mic circuit which lead to them moving onto supporting established acts such as Marty Wilde and The Wildcats and the James Brothers. Playing mainly covers they were hugely popular with local audiences and appeared on local radio stations several times, making Number One in the local charts of Cambridge 105 with their cover of an old Everly Brothers song, ‘Long Time Gone’.

Due to this exposure they came to the attention of Robert Barnes, a fund raiser for the local hospice in Cambridge, Arthur Rank House, he asked them to produce a ten track album of covers, the proceeds of which were to be donated to the Hospice, quickly followed by them both readily agreeing and donating their time for nothing. Molly and Charlie worked incredibly hard, spending all of their free time during school holidays recording the album at The Hub in Cambridge with Chris Pepper. The album was launched in December 2014 at a sellout gig at The Brook Entertainment Centre in Soham, Cambridgeshire and raised more than £5,500 in profits for the Hospice. This achievement saw the duo nominated for the Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year Award in September 2015 in which they made the final, donating their winnings to further swell the Hospice coffers.  Unfortunately, by the time of awards Molly had cause to know rather more about the Hospice as her mother, Elaine, had been admitted several months before in the final stages of a terminal illness. 

The Hospice album therefore means rather a lot to her. Despite dealing with her Mother’s illness, Molly’s passion for music was a great solace and a reason for her to keep strong, to keep moving forward with what she loved doing. Having been spotted at 14 by The Who’s manager, Robert Rosenberg, whilst performing in an ‘unplugged’ competition, Robert put her in touch with producer Sean Genockey and in July 2014, having just turned 16 she recorded one of Sean’s own songs (written with John Hogg and Lesley Mendelson) at his south London studio. This started a creative partnership that has, over the last two years, resulted in the production of Molly’s current album. Wanting to commit herself fully to her craft, Molly took the decision to step away from the path of doing her A Levels and work full time in collaboration with Sean, John and songwriter/musician Treana Morris. Molly (along with Treana on guitar and BVs) is now performing at a variety of open mic nights across the capital...