Holysseus Fly

Sunday The Yard

Holysseus Fly is a multi instrumentalist and songwriter known for her angelic vocals and captivating performances both as a solo artist and core member of the award winning Jazz/Electronica group Ishmael Ensemble. 

In 2019 Ishmael Ensemble released their debut album ‘A State of Flow’ to critical acclaim, bagging The Guardian’s Contemporary Album of The Month, and cementing the band as firm favourites of BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson & Tom Ravenscroft. Stand out track Full Circle, written by Holysseus Fly, was featured on BBC Radio 1.

The international acclaim led to the Holysseus Fly arranging McCoy Tyner’s ‘Search for Peach’ for the band to perform as part of Blue Note Records’ Re:Imagined compilation, with Holysseus providing vocals and piano alongside some of the UK’s most prestigious jazz talent. Visions of Light, the follow up 2021 album continues to build on this growing success, named 6Music’s Album of the Day alongside a myriad of international support.

Focussing, for the first time on her own music, with a debut EP set for release in 2022, Holysseus Fly combines her signature vocal with her love of sultry, romantic piano and dark minimal textures.