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Hollie Cook

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  • Born: West London, England
  • Website: http://holliecook.com/
  • Recent Activity: 03.08.17 Happy day my sistas πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΎπŸ™‹πŸΏπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– https://t.co/U5UVljhiNO
  • Hollie Cook


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A vocalist who calls her music "tropical pop," Hollie Cook's songs are a light but refreshing blend of modern pop and vintage reggae influences, ideally suited to Cook's supple, sensuous voice. Cook certainly has the genes for a career in music -- her father Paul Cook was the drummer for the Sex Pistols, while her mother Jeni Cook was a backing vocalist for Culture Club. (If that's not enough, Boy George is her godfather, and David Bowie once babysat her for an afternoon.) Born in 1987, Cook left school when she was 16 to study art and make-up design, but she got pulled onto a new career path in 2006 when Ari Up, leader of the iconic all-female punk/reggae band the Slits, re-formed the group and recruited Paul Cook to produce and play on their new recordings. Paul introduced Hollie to the band, and after hearing her sing, Up asked her to join the group. Hollie sang backups and played keyboards for the Slits, appearing on the EP Revenge of the Killer Slits (2006) and the album Trapped Animal (2009), but the group disbanded in 2010 following Up's death. Hollie began working with producer and songwriter Prince Fatty, and in 2011, they released her self-titled debut album. The effort won enthusiastic reviews, and in 2012, when the Stone Roses reunited for a handful of wildly anticipated British shows, vocalist Ian Brown invited Hollie to open one of them before an audience of 75,000. (In an interview with reporter James Lachno, Cook said of the experience, "The atmosphere was immense, and people didnΒ’t boo or ignore us. I wanted to go anyway, so the fact I got to play was ridiculous.") In 2012, Prince Fatty released an album of dub mixes of material from Hollie's debut, and 2014 saw the release of her sophomore effort, Twice.


  • 03.08.17 Happy day my sistas πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΎπŸ™‹πŸΏπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– https://t.co/U5UVljhiNO
  • 02.05.17 ❀️ https://t.co/6iUAe33nDd
  • 01.25.17 RT @GeneralRoots: UK let's be having another strong year @holliecookie @theskints @Gentlemansdub @HEMPOLICS @kiko_bun @ChainskaBrasika @tsj…
  • 01.05.17 Wow well I've hardly come back down to earth following my new year celebrations!! And on to this tonight! With my... https://t.co/iyXOAsqUni
  • 01.02.17 So long, 2016!! Interesting year! Thank you to everyone who's come to my shows and continues to support me and my... https://t.co/f2uEhyMHFf
  • 12.08.16 One more show for 2016!! 😭 I will be playing with these babes TOMORROW in Annemasse, France at ChΓ’teau Rouge!... https://t.co/t5mep33L8w
  • 12.02.16 Last week I played a lovely intimate show for Jocks&Nerds Magazine & ABSOLUT ELYX in partnership with Water For... https://t.co/MwORWUR4mH
  • 12.01.16 https://t.co/PQ0Od3bjFT
  • 11.29.16 HUGE thanks to @jocksandnerdsmagazine @absolutelyx and @waterforpeople for a glorious night on Thursday with... https://t.co/15sENHR4ye
  • 11.29.16 Sang a few harmonies with the General Roots for the Jonathan Ross show on BBC Radio 2 on air this Thursday 😊 https://t.co/qTcsnSjBRz
  • 11.24.16 London!! Excited for my little gig at The Sanctum Hotel TONIGHT for #elyxinvites hosted by @jocksandnerdsmagazine... https://t.co/nvyVKYVVO4
  • 11.23.16 https://t.co/fyYyuRhNUQ