The Holt Twins harmonize and blend voices in a beauty and a closeness attainable when you are fortunate enough to enter the world identically! Senses bridge between two individuals to form one. Combine this with a talent to sing, compose, and play a variety of instruments, and you learn the meaning of harmony. Originally from Sinking Spring, PA, this unique act started performing when just teenagers & they have been performing ever since at festivals, schools, clubs, campgrounds, & concerts across the country. For Linda & Emily it's not just about who they've met or played with along the way of their journey, but more importantly it's about when those people that they've met who inspire them encourage them...... when working with Richard Evans, (producer & arranger for many artists including Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, & Ramsey Lewis & now a Professor at Berklee College of Music), he recognizes their talents & tells them how well they sing; when they not only perform in front of Tom Chapin, but he asks them to join him on stage & sing a song with him; when sound engineer James Hodgkins, ("Uncle Wiz"), of James Hodgkins Audio Productions tells them that they are the best singers he's ever had in his studio; when Dave Plank,("Planky"- Patsy Kline's music coach), tells them after their show at Haycreek Fall Festival, "That was a great show. You harmonize beautifully together & coming from me that means a lot"; when the 2 people they admire the most- their older brother, Professional Percussionist Brian Holt, and their older sister, Professional Flautist and Piccolo Player Wendy Holt Schmehl, support them. And then there are all the friends & fans who love their music & the people who tell them that they're playing music now too because as a child they were inspired by watching The Holt Twins perform. These are the things that matter & the things that make life worth living & songs worth singing. Joining them for TwinSister are 3 talented musicians:
Rich Arteca, a lead guitarist & acoustic guitarist from Long Island, NY, has been with TwinSister since 1977 & has co-written some of their songs; Dennis TwoShoes Schwartz, a multi-instrumentalist & vocalist adds his talents to the band with his vast styles & genres. He also performs a solo show & has been dubbed "The Minister of Mayhem" in references to his stories & jokes; Eric Gunther, an outstanding drummer, comes with much experience & completes the band with his excellent, solid drumming & perfectly timed fills. The Drummer for The TwinSister Album "Fallen Butterfly" is the very talented Troy Lupold.(he is also the male vocal on "The Star") Another talented drummer, Kevin Artz, is the drummer on "This Memory"
TwinSister with it's special brand of "Twin Rock" has entertained fans on the east coast in Rock and Roll Clubs, Teen Clubs, Campgrounds, Universities, the major shore points of New Jersey, and throughout the Midwest.
They were honored to be nominated for "Best Rock Band" in the 2013 Indie Music Channel Awards for their song "Missing the Turn", in 2015 for "The Star", & even more honored to win "Best Rock Band" in the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards for their song "Dorothy"! They also won "Best Easy Listening Band" in The Indie Music Channel Radio Music Awards for "Where Are We Now" in 2015.