Meike Holzmann is a German born freelance musician based in Liverpool/UK, writing and producing music for theatre, dance and film in UK, Germany, South Africa and France since graduating with an honours degree in music at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) in 2001.
She has worked as a composer, sound designer, live musician and musical director with physical theatre company Tmesis Theatre on Wolf Red, Variations of the Heart, That’s Amore, Happy Hour, Walking Upright and their most recent show Beyond Belief (2018).
Other highlights include the commission of five movements for string quartet for the interdisciplinary project Heart Variations, performed by the acclaimed Liverpool String Quartet across the North West of England in 2014, and a collaboration with award winning South African choreographer Sbonakaliso Ndaba and Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy in Cape Town on “Ukwakha” in 2016, supported by Arts Council England/British Council’s AIDF (Artist International Development Fund).
Meike is also a seasoned songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording piano, bass, percussions, drums, guitar and vocals with a number of bands in UK and Germany since 1990. Her first original band Rich, Nice $ Fabulous won several newcomer awards in Germany in 1997/98 before she left to England to study music at the “Paul McCartney University” with a scholarship from Deutsche Phono Akademie and Keller Verlag.
As a session musician, she contributed piano, guitar, percussions and backing vocals to the album Fishing in the Pool by Sonnenberg (Probe Records 2007) and in 2009 she formed her second band the Lonesome Georginas, receiving great audience responses at many Liverpool venues and festivals across England, including Bathing Beauties Festival, Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool Pride, Manchester Pride and GoGo Festival. On very rare occasions Meike also performs her songs solo with piano/guitar and vocals.