In 2018, Holly joined Zepparella, the ultimate all-female American Led Zeppelin tribute. Founded and formed in 2005 in San Francisco, California, and currently touring nationally. The current line-up consists of founding members, lead vocalist Anna Kristina, guitarist Gretchen Menn, and drummer Clementine Moss.
In 2020, she started fronting a powerful three-piece called Dead Groove Band. Adding her rich rock pipes and solid bass grooves with dynamic vocal melodies and cogitative lyrics. The band’s debut record was released on March 31st, 2023. Dead Groove quickly signed with the legendary booking agency Atomic Music Group and started touring in early 2023 to promote their new record.
Holly is a longtime Fender player and currently plays an all-Fender setup in Zepparella and while recording. From her first guitar to the last amp she purchased, it has always been Fender for her. Currently, she owns a Fender ‘62 Jazz bass with a custom neck, a 72/74 Fender Musicmaster bass, and an ‘08 American Standard Fender jazz bass. Her cabinet and amp combo of choice is a Fender Bassman 810 Neo 8x10" bass cabinet and Bassman 800HD 800-watt hybrid bass head.
Recently she added the Tech 21 PBDR Sansamp Programmable Bass Driver DI and Mojo Hand FX Socrates Classic Distortion Pedal to her live sound. With this powerful combo she is ready for anything, from the buttery, upright bass tones of her flat wound DRs for Zepparella all the way to her signature sound in Dead Groove Band, this comb has what she needs for any gig.
Holly West is a musician currently living in Los Angeles, California. She is the lead vocalist and bassist in Dead Groove Band and the bassist for Zepparella, Holly is also a music instructor and acoustic artist.
Holly has spent her career playing with various acts around Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, while touring abroad frequently. Her time on stage has been well spent, developing an impressive attack, an impeccable feel, and a technique that seems to have come completely naturally to her, not to mention her dazzling stage presence and joyful performance style.
In 2017, Holly released her debut EP called MOKITA. She enlisted guitar wizard Gary Hoey and the superb drummer Brady Blade (Indigo Girls, Dave Mathews, Beth Heart) to play on this stellar EP, which was mixed by Chris Bell (The Eagles, Erykah Badu, Kenny Wayne Sheppard) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Foo Fighters, STYX, Queens Of The Stone Age). Alongside the four original songs that made it to this EP, she included a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "When The Levee Breaks."