Jonathan Stolber is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter & music producer. Growing up in Fleet, Hampshire - Stolber's love affair with music began in his early formative years whilst listening to a broad range of musical styles as diverse as the progressive pop-rock of Talk Talk & the late romantic period virtuoso pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Like many Teenagers in the 90's, Stolber was inspired to pick up the guitar and write his own music after hearing Nirvana's 'Nevermind', Stolber would be further inspired to experiment & explore his own voice after discovering albums by Jeff Buckley, Bjork & Radiohead.
After a few years honing solo live electronic performances on moving to the East Midlands supporting the likes of 65 Days Of Static - Stolber went on to front, acclaimed East Midlands cinematic art-rock power trio "To Bury A Ghost."
Their debut EP "The Hurt Kingdom" was produced by sonic guru Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Wildhearts) and received widespread critical praise from the likes of the 405 & Echoes And Dust. Playing their debut live show for Goldflakepaint and supporting Her Name Is Calla, Stolber became a twice-nominated BBC Weekender artist before being selected to represent Northamptonshire musicians at the BBC Abbey Road Masterclass Session.
After disbanding "To Bury A Ghost", Stolber has been busy in his studio experimenting & teaching himself the craft of self producing records. Having stock piled recordings, Stolber reached out to Leeds uber producer James Kenosha (Grammatics, Dry The River) to mix his fervent debut solo offering.
Choosing to release his new music under the moniker "The Holy Road" - Stolber is now crafting a grand, haunted & seductive hybrid of electronica & classical with vaulting vocals & spiraling melodies.
This piano day sees The Holy Road debut of two tracks which serve as a gorgeous appetite-whetter ahead of the full Holy Road debut LP “For The Blood Of England” scheduled for release later in 2020.
The Minotaur (Mesto in A-Minor) is a majestic, blistering neo-classical piano-led instrumental that builds upon Stolber’s plaintive Michael Nyman-esque performance and will feature on this year’s Piano Day playlist.
All proceeds from the Bandcamp download 'The Minotaur' will be donated in aid of mental health awareness: www.tinychanges.com
Photo: Phil Sharp