I've always had a deep respect and empathy for animals. When they are exploited, I feel compelled to speak out.
Holly Throsby is a songwriter and musician and has been a member of the Voiceless Council since 2009.
Holly's musical inclinations were encouraged from a young age with her mother a renowned presenter with ABC Classic FM and her grandmother a former cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
After university where she majored in English and Literature, Holly released her first album, On Night in 2004. The inspiration and contribution of animals to her unique sound was evident with the inclusion of native bird calls, frogs and barking dogs throughout. Holly's following two albums Under The Town (2006) and A Loud Call (2008) further imbibed natural sounds and both earned her ARIA nominations for Best Female Artist.
Holly's most recent music enterprise is in the creation of musical group Seeker Lover Keeper in collaboration with two other Australian musicians, Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann. Despite the demands of a hectic playing schedule, Holly and available members of her band, The Hello Tigers make time for Voiceless events and have performed at Voiceless Awards events in 2009 and 2010 and at the 2011 Voices of Art fundraiser.
Holly is also a supporter of Animals Australia’s recent ‘Make it Possible’ campaign.