- Hollie Cook

Bio:

Hollie Cook was born and bred in West London in a household dominated by music. She gravitated to the sounds of Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Cure. With Sex Pistol Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around. Entering professional acting, singing and modeling at a young age; Hollie soon rejected her performance arts schooling for a musical path truer to her influences. Family friend and Slits... singer Ari Up persuaded Hollie to sing backing vocals for a new EP ‘Revenge of the Killer Slits’, which she followed by ditching school to join the band on a six week tour. Hollie was now an official Slit – Ari referred to Hollie as the ‘Second Singer’ – so when it came to record a new Slits album in LA, Hollie’s vocals, keyboards and even her song ‘Cry’ all featured. More collaborations followed: a duet with Jamie T on his ‘Chaka Demus’ EP,, with Ian Brown on ‘The World Is Yours’, and most significantly as featured vocalist on Mike Pellanconi/Prince Fatty’s underground reggae hit ‘Milk and Honey’. The single received airplay across BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM, Kiss and even ended up on Grey’s Anatomy. Hollie jumped at the chance to get in the studio with Mike as she was smitten by the tracks she had heard. Hollie’s passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups formed the basis for her new solo work of self coined ‘tropical pop’. The two have recently been locked in the studio recording her self-titled debut album scheduled for release on Mr Bongo Records in May 2011. Hollie is currently lending her skills to The Rotten Hill Gang, a fluid crew set up by Gary Stonadge from Big Audio Dynamite II, who are on tour with a reformed Big Audio Dynamite in April.

LATEST RELEASES

Nova Tunes 2.1_3.0 (2010-2014)
Wax Tailor, Voice, Ali Harter, Alborosie, Mayer Hawthorne, Speech Debelle, Mara TK, Julien Dyne, Alice Russel, Dafuniks, Barbara Aersoe, Joseph Agami, Beat Assailant, Ben l?Oncle Soul, The Heavy, Oslo Swan, Blakroc, Fat Freddy?s Drop, The Very Best, Ezra Koening, Bibi Tanga & The Selenites, Piers Faccini, Adama Yalomba, Bonobo, Andreya Triana, Aloe Black, Blundetto, Hindi Zahra, Raphael Gualazzi, 69, Mim Suleiman, Crookers, Roisin Murphy, Space Invadas, Simian Mobile Disco, Applause, Mardi Gras Brass Band, Darwin Deez, Jamie Lidell, Roce, Sil Matadin, Quantic, Flowering Inferno, Jaqee, The Black Keys, Gigz, Mock & Toof, Flight Facilities, Giselle, Whitey, Family of the Year, Nufrequency, Ben Onono, Appletop, Myron & E, The Soul Investigators, Bot'Ox, Dimlite, Discodeine, Jarvis Cocker, Luisa Maita, Roots Manuva, Wrongtom, Peder, Signe Marie Schmidt-Jacobsen, Shit Robot, Stacy Kidd, Peven Everett, Tom Fire, Matthew McAnuff, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Elephanz, Cuthead, Owiny Sigoma Band, Moriarty, Noze, dOP, Concrete Knives, Horseman, Hollie Cook, Timber Timbre, Midnight Magic, Part Company, Little Dragon, Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays, Valentina, Joe Goddart, The Shoes, The Rapture, Guts, Zoufris Maracas, Bajka, Sola Rosa, Kouyate-Neerman, Soap Kills, Benny Sings, Gregory Porter, Mr Williamz, Bonga, Ornette, isaac Delusion, Alexis HK, Shogun Orchestra, Chromatics, Plugs, Ondatropical, Jennie Abrahamson, Stand High Patrol, Souleance, Mina Tindle, The Underachievers, La Yegros, Melissa Laveaux, Toro Y Moi, alt-J, Nosaj Thing, Kazu Makino, Feloche, Karriem Riggins, Roseaux, Sweatshop, The White Lamp, Stubborn Heart, Kendra Morris, Fedayi Pacha, Nassim Kouti, Surahn, Grupo Canalon, Delroy Wilson, Skarra Mucci, Lady, Nu, Winston McAnuff, Fixi, Husbands, Ezechiel Pailhes, Pupajim, Stepart, Har Mar Superstar, Afrobombas, Elephant, Beverlay, La Maison Tellier, BarbaRossa, Babx, Stwo, Micky Green, Boardwalk, Bigott, Moh! Kouyate, RJD2, Phonte Coleman, Samaris, Pajaro Sunrise, Riviere Noire, Paul Noyah, Haute, Ben Khan, Naomi Shelton, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Marina P, Dom La Nena, Rosemary Standley, Kid Francescoli, Teme Tan, Tommy Guerero, Red Axes, Abrão, Limousine, FARHOT, Boulpik, Black Atlass, Hercules & Love Affair, Ticklah, Gilles Peterson, Noze, Kaytranada
Nova Records | 2015-12-02