Press Release - 2011

THE HOLLIES - 2013

“Still pure Hollies. Still the tight, clean vocal harmonies, meticulously honed, precisely melded”.

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With a track record as luminous and colossal as The Hollies’, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

The band have released some of the best loved pop songs ever - The Air That I Breathe, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother... the list goes on.

To top it off, these guys have been entertaining audiences worldwide on a regular basis for a staggering five decades, and they’re still going strong - as always driven by Bobby Elliott’s powerful drumming and led by Tony Hick’s masterful guitar playing and distinctive harmony singing.

In between their UK theatre tours, European dates and outdoor festivals in Australia and New Zealand, the band are currently mixing their new live Anniversary Edition album, which will be released in 2013 to celebrate the fact that it’s fifty years since The Hollies first walked into Abbey Road Studios and began making records.

Cast aside any prejudices that you may have about popular music being the domain of youngsters - from pioneering Pop or hard-edged Rock - through to their Power Anthems - The Hollies do it all, and they do it with style and panache.




• The Hollies appeared on the BBC’s very first ‘Top of the Pops’ on New Years Day 1964, with The Stones, Dusty Springfield and The Beatles.

• The Hollies pioneered the use of the three-way vocal harmony in Pop Music.

• The Hollies were innovators. Unusual instrumentation was often used during the production of their records at Abbey Road - including banjo, tubular bells, celesta, glockenspiel and bagpipes.

• Carrie Anne is the first hit record to feature real steel drums.

• ‘Hollies - More hits than any other British group’. The 1978 Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.

• Friend and colleague Graham Nash left The Hollies in December 1968 to form super group ‘Crosby Stills and Nash’ in Los Angeles.

• Elton John played piano on several Hollies recordings, including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’  in 1969.

• In 1988 ‘He Ain't Heavy’ was re-released, and went straight to #1 in the UK.

• 1993 and The Hollies were presented with The Ivor Novello Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Music’

• The Hollies were inducted into American Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in March 2010,  for their 'Impact on the Evolution, Development and Perpetuation of Rock and Roll'.

The Justice Collective.
Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott were proud to be present at the making of the charity fund raising music video in aid of the Liverpool families who lost loved ones in the Hillsborough football disaster. The 2012 Christmas Charts, and Hollies anthem - ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ - featuring, amongst others, Robbie Williams and Paul McCartney, is Top of the Pops yet again.

 

THE HOLLIES

Tony Hicks, Ray Stiles, Peter Howarth, Steve Lauri, Ian Parker and Bobby Elliott




Contacts:-

The Hollies Management:    Jimmy Smith - 01604 870421      email: jimmy@hackletonfarms.co.uk
  
The Hollies on the web:-    www.hollies.co.uk                     email: info@hollies.co.uk.

 

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Tony Hicks
lead guitar/vocals

Ray Stiles
bass/vocals

Steve Lauri
guitar/vocals

Peter Howarth
lead vocals

Ian Parker
keyboards

Bobby Elliott
drums/persussion



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