New Jersey native, Pentley Holmes is truly that rare artist whose work achieves both technical and emotional brilliance. A self-taught guitarist and vocalist, Pentley is as well-rounded musically as they come. Pentley’s background in creative writing allows him to unite his musical talent with an authentic expression of what it means to be alive.
Not only the nephew of the inspirational heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes, Pentley is a fighter in his own right. In 2009 he survived a typically lethal ruptured brain aneurysm. His survival and recovery after 15 days in ICU only furthered his inborn passion for life and his place in the world as a musician.
Pentley’s debut album “Rip Out My Heart,” offers a beautifully rendered glimpse into the depths of these human experiences.
He sings passionately and uses his instrument as the ultimate medium to express himself applying it into a soup of contemporary blues and rock, soul and pop they resonate flavors concocted with points to say and purpose to move.
Throughout the years he has been gaining notoriety by touring regionally and nationally from coast to coast performing in bars, theatres, festivals, and concert halls with a live performance that is compelling, heartfelt and not to be missed.