Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook

Brainstory

Thu · October 5, 2017

8:00 pm

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

Hollie Cook
Hollie Cook
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 Pistols’ Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around.

Hollie left school and joined the re-formed Slits and performed on their 2006 EP Revenge of the Killer Slits. She went on to join the band on a six week US tour. Hollie was now an official Slit – Ari referred to her as the ‘second singer’ – so when it came to record a new Slits album in L.A., Hollie’s vocals, keyboards and even her song Cry all featured.

She went on to collaborate with Ian Brown and Jamie T, before starting to work with our very own Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi. 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’.

Hollie has appeared on Later… with Jools Holland, supported The Stone Roses at their Heaton Park shows in Manchester.
Brainstory
Brainstory
Brainstory is a power trio hailing from the Inland Empire which pairs jazz, psychedelia, and soul to create a unique sound that is a vehicle for musical and spiritual expansion. The band consists of Martin brothers Kevin (guitar, vocals) and Tony (bass,vocals) with Eric Hagstrom on drums. All three were musically spawned from their fathers: Tony and Kevin grew up listening to their father sing the gospel every sunday while Eric was raised on his own dad's massively epic album collection. The three met and played locally as a jazz trio for years until 2014, the year they electrified and became Brainstory. It wasn't long before their original works caught on with audiences beyond their beloved I.E. and broke fresh new ground in the Los Angeles area. The group found that audiences loved the fresh sound and intuitive improvisational aspects of their recordings and high energy live shows. With their newest self-titled "mini-album" produced by Chicano Batman's Eduardo Arenas, they forge a new path towards even more progressive and soulful sounds. The record is nuanced with accents of stylings from Shuggie Otis, The Beach Boys, and Herbie Hancock. When they aren't playing under their own name, they all stay busy collaborating and performing with the likes of members of Chicano Batman, Rudy De Anda, Kimbra and other heavy hitters of on the LA music scene. As a band they've shared the stage with Chicano Batman, Helado Negro, the Mild High Club, La Luz, Sheila E. and many others. Brainstory lives on as a force of funky soulful jazz sounds that take the listener to a place of expansion, a place of dancing, liberation, and love.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/