Sidse Holte

OneBeat 2012 Fellow

Singer, Songwriter

Copenhagen, Denmark

Indie singer-songwriter Sidse Holte furnishes Denmark’s musical landscape with sonorous, bittersweet melodies. The multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and composer was the wunderkind behind a number of radio hits before taking a leading role as vocalist for the dreamy acoustic pop duo Monkey Cup Dress. A vocalist, guitarist, percussionist, and ukulele player, Sidse sources from a broad array of influences, from sultry jazz standards to doleful, homespun folk. She has had numerous notable collaborations, including work with Band of Horses and Franka Abrahamsen. In 2008, Sidse landed in the national spotlight as a semifinalist in a competition to represent Denmark at the annual Eurovision Song Contest with her original song “Vi er der om lidt.” Sidse has a personal investment in her robust arts community. She is a member of the board of the Danish Society for Jazz, Rock and Folk Composers, and also co-founded the Copenhagen Collaboration, an online collective of ten independent Danish bands.