The Holland Account is an original Hard Rock/Alternative experiment from Indianapolis, Indiana that has blended the many influences and personalities of five individuals into one cohesive audible experience. The Holland Account has dissected and exploited its fundamental elements that come from Progressive Rock, Dub, Funk, Metal, Blues, and Hard Rock. On guitar, Gumby and Brandon Morgan bring raw emotion to the music with soulful and powerful lyricist/vocalist, Nick Ramey. Bringing the pulse to the madness are Ryan Cox on drums and Dan Minnerick on bass. The energy and chemistry of The Holland Account has charged their ever-expanding international fan base and grown into one of the most exciting, spontaneous, and entertaining bands to take the stage.
The Holland Account has a number of strong independent sonic offerings; the "Answers" and "Mirrors" E.P’s in 2010, and "City Eats The Sky" June 2011 (available on iTunes) which they are currently performing and promoting. The Holland Account is in production on their Spring/Summer 2012 outing, "Sky's Revenge". In a joint venture with Digital Rabbit Productions, they independently released their first music video for the single, "March of the Lost" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmxnBWX5R0). Since October 2011, it has gotten over 16,000 views and the number grows daily.
The Holland Account's current catalog samples their eclectic tastes and unique qualities. When not rehearsing and recording, you can find The Holland Account delivering their ground-shaking message across the Midwest to fans of diverse backgrounds. They have had amazing opportunities in 2011 including being the Local Headliner for a number of national artists such as XFactor1, Bobaflex, and Nonpoint. The Holland Account can be heard on the Indy X-Files show on X103 WRZX and on multiple stations throughout the Midwest as well as Last.fm and other Internet radio stations. As a result of all of this exposure, The Holland Account has been fortunate enough to bring aboard several sponsors/endorsers such as Roaring Lion Energy Drink, and Warwick Basses.
After a very impressive 2011, The Holland Account doesn't rest and wait. They are planning for an even more exciting 2012! Aside from their upcoming "Sky's Revenge" E.P, The Holland Account is also planning a number of large shows all over the Midwest and beyond as well as a brand new music video. They are raw... They are independent... They are driven... They are The Holland Account!
"We do as we sonically please! WELCOME TO HOLLAND!"
For Booking Information and Press, please contact: Nick Ramey (317) 748-2424
Nick Ramey - Lead Vocals
Gumby - Guitar
Brandon Morgan - Guitar
Dan Minnerick - Bass
Ryan Cox - Drums
2010 E.P. Spring
2010 "Mirrors" E.P. Fall
2011 "City Eats The Sky" E.P.
"Album Review: The Holland Account’s Self-Titled Ep" By: Corey
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The Holland Account… what more do I need to say? When I first started listening to The Holland Accou...The Holland Account… what more do I need to say? When I first started listening to The Holland Account, they had just barely created a demo CD which gave them no justice. At the moment, The Holland Account has come to a point in their career where a full-length CD is no longer a dream; it’s a reality. Hailing from Indy, this band has the potential to make their mark on the world. The Holland Account’s newest self-titled EP is a showcase of their best songs. With one of the hardest genres to define, The Holland Account has become the essence of the local metal scene. The self-titled EP gives a great combo of melodic vocals, constantly moving guitar works, new, crazy beats, and a funky bass. Anyone who likes to mix the basics with the experimental should check out The Holland Account’s self-titled album. You will not be disappointed. Every time you I listen to the songs, something new catches my ear. Everything about this EP feeds the desire for a full-length album. Only time will tell when this desire will be filled. For those who can’t wait, tune into X103. The more you request their music at X103, Last.fm, and iheartradio.com, the more of The Holland Account you can hear. You can also visit their MySpace or email the band at email@example.com for a copy of their album.
"Band Interview: The Holland Account" By: Corey
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This past Sunday I had the chance to sit down with one of my favorite local bands, The Holland Accou...This past Sunday I had the chance to sit down with one of my favorite local bands, The Holland Account. Hailing from Indy, The Holland Account has been working and changing for a couple of years. Currently, they are working on a full-length album. I started listening to The Holland Account about eight or nine months ago and haven’t stopped since.
Check out how the interview went:
How did The Holland Account come to be, and where did you get your name?
Brandon Morgan : “Me and Gumby used to work at this company and one of our accounts was the Holland Account. And it was a pretty substantial account for the company. It made most of our money and kept us our jobs. One day we come in to work and somebody fucked something out. Some doicheburgs didn’t go in the right area. I don’t really know. But the next thing I know, we’re getting an email saying that we lost the Holland account. This is our life man. This is our life! We had parking spots… with our name on them! We had cars, leases, mortgages, kids… kids! Come on, seriously man! We had to provide for things, and we lost it. It’s all gone. Everything was gone. Everything. I could do a hundred and twenty push-ups. I can’t do that now. I have no money. Nothing. What was my wife gonna do? She left me. She was like, ‘You ain’t got no money.’ Ahhh! So what am I going to do? So I started a band… What a better name for the band then the thing that destroyed us in the first place?”
How has the line up changed since your original line up?
Brandon Morgan: “Me and [Gumby] have been together from the beginning. I’ve never played in a band outside of him. Whatever thing I’ve ever done has been with him. We were trying to make our own band all through high school with all different people, which was hard to do. And somewhere along graduation time, we picked up the next singer of ours, Shultz, who lasted with us for a long time. And then it was just drummer, bassist, drummer, bassist, left and right; changing out the whole time. And then finally we got our last drummer that we just lost and he lasted for awhile. We ended up getting Dan and Dan was like… right in. I mean, instantly. Like you could feel it too.”
Dan “Gonzo” Minnerick : “Against my will.”
Gumby : “Well yeah, you can’t [freaking] leave.”
Gonzo : “The way the band went into the direction it was going in, or started that, was when I did my audition and we jammed out, what was at the time Requiem, and is now called cell, and that whole reggae thing ‘cause I’m a big dub boy. And I just stuck it out.”
Nick Ramey: “And then sadly our previous drummer has just taken a job in Oklahoma.”
Is it hard on you guys having to switch players all the time?
Brandon: “Every time you change it, like the sound changes. It was good for me and Gumby, I guess. You know, we had so many different talents come in, and we adapted with it and learned a lot that way. We’ve destroyed ourselves. It’s amazing we’re still even playing instruments. ‘Cause of all the crap we’ve gone through to be with this band. It’s just like, you know, the new ones come in and they kinda fit. But they kinda don’t. You just see like the ones that really fit in are almost instant. Like when Dan came in.”
Gumby: “Like when they click, it’s just instant.”
Where do you guys get your inspiration for your songs?
Gumby: “It just depends, really. I mean… everyday is like… it draws from everything. What kind of music you’re listening to and how you feel right then and there. Like if you watch a movie. Me and [Brandon] watch a movie and immediately after the movie start playing guitar and come up with all kinds of crazy stuff. And then, listening to music is the same way. If you listen to a new album that you really like and then you go and play on your instrument for a while. You kinda relate to it and kinda play what they’re playing, and that brings all kinds of new riffs.”
Brandon: “I’ll just grab my guitar and start hitting it until it works into something. Eventually it all works into something cool.”
Nick: “It’s kinda like working with clay.”
What are your plans for the future?
Nick: “We’re actually playing Birdy’s July 2nd, as long as it works with everybody.”
Gonzo: “This is kinda the stew of summer shows and we had to let it settle because of the situation we had line-up wise. So I think that’s the earliest show we’re gonna commit to is July 2nd. As you know, we’ve been absent from Indy for quite a long time. And so we’re working with management right now. We just got some new management. And we’re trying to hook the Indy scene up a little bit more.”
What do you guys think about the Indy scene?
Nick: “I honestly and legitimately believe that the worst part about Indy is the venues… I mean, I know times are tough, but the venues don’t advertise enough. They don’t make themselves the spot to be anymore. And I mean, when there’s a good venue that already has its own local draw because of good drinks specials, cute waitresses or waiters, or whatever, you know. [In Indy] you don’t have anything to bring in the crowds. It can’t all be on the band’s back. The bands can’t just keep bringing in family and friends. If you don’t advertise your venue, it’s not gonna be popular to go to… It’s just a matter of promotions.”
Why do you guys play music? What keeps you going?
Gumby: “It’s fun. It’s the greatest thing ever when you’re playing a show, and then people in the crowd are singing the lyrics and you don’t know those people. That’s the greatest thing in the world.”
Brandon: “I can’t not play my guitar. I can’t not make music. Once you do it, it’s in you forever. You’re going to always want it. If I don’t do it, it’s like a build-up. It’s like a constantly anxious feeling.”
Ryan: “I know people have X amount of talents, like I went to school and got a degree, but nothing makes me happier than playing drums.”
Dan: “Bass has always been comfortable… I’ve always just thought it was a good reference point for how I feel. Like these songs, when we make them, I don’t cop out on the riffs. I try to make it unique to my personality. I just think it’s a good reference point, even for me as a musician. It’s good to look back and be like… oh! I remember how I felt when I was writing that song… It’s just recording your thoughts and feelings.”
Nick: “I grew up here in town and I’ve done music since I was probably five or six. I’ve always been a singer. I started out playing violin stuff. I went through Shortridge and Broadripple’s music programs and I did stuff, and I’ve had private lessons and stuff. I started out singing opera. I did opera, musical theatre, jazz, metal, rock, and like this, especially this genre for me, has always been my outlet. It’s kinda how I handled being in the military and going to war and all those crazy things. It’s kind of been my own therapy. It’s something I always do.”
So on to promotions. For all those who haven’t heard The Holland Account, check them out on their MySpace, on Last.fm, or on iheartradio. If, I mean when, you feel like you want a copy of their album, you can email The Holland Account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Motion: The Holland Account Release "City Eats The Sky"
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Motion. That is the feeling I had while listening to The Holland Account's newest EP “City Eats the...Motion. That is the feeling I had while listening to The Holland Account's newest EP “City Eats the Sky.” This Indianapolis based unit is clearly comprised of individuals with plenty of talent. What is also clear is the collective understanding of their own sounds. The bands seamlessly hones those individual elements down to tightly knit strings, and in turn are capable of weaving them into whatever musical tapestry they'd like. There are no ruts to be heard here, or dead spaces. Only a group of people who are all on the same page when it comes to creation—constantly moving forward with a pace and purpose." **Read the rest at the link below**
An Album Review: The Holland Account’s “City Eats the Sky” EP
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"Times change. That’s a given. What was popular one day may not be the next; lineup changes are ..."Times change. That’s a given.
What was popular one day may not be the next; lineup changes are always an issue; and sometimes things like a shattered elbow can sideline you for longer than you want.
Despite all that, The Holland Account is still here to rock the local scene to its foundation.
A mainstay in the Indy Music Scene since 2004, THA has made their name through engaging live shows and blending elements ranging from metal to alternative to dub and even funk and soul. Now fast forward to June 2011 where–at long last–they’re ready to drop their latest effort “City Eats the Sky” for your listening pleasure.
As I’ve said previously, I’ve known about these guys for a long time, and my recent interview with them and hearing about their EP release show at The Ugly Monkey this Friday (6/24) only further solidified my desire to hear what they’ve got this time around. Sure, they was a brief delay due to drummer Ryan Cox’s elbow injury along with the extra time they took to get each song to where they wanted it to, so is their EP worth the wait?
It’s a basic truth that all bands want to progress and evolve as they go on.
And how do they want to do this? Simple: by injecting a little progressive into their already eclectic sound." **Read Complete Article on the link below***
Local Music Interview: The Holland Account
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"Hell or high water; sick or dying; or hanging on by a thread, one thing is for certain: The Holl..."Hell or high water; sick or dying; or hanging on by a thread, one thing is for certain:
The Holland Account will be there to rock the Indy Music Scene to its very core.
A local music mainstay since 2004, THA has impressed many with their blend of music which fuses elements from metal to alternative to funk and even dub. Though they’ve seen their share of change over the past seven years, their passion for their craft has always remained the same. Now in 2011, they’re out to continue their progression with the forthcoming release of their EP “City Eats the Sky.”
I’ve known about The Holland Account for years. Even as far as being on the same bill as them back in 2007. That was, however, a very different band and a very different time. Now with their lineup solidified and their newest EP due out later this month, I obviously wanted to learn more about them. So I invited frontman Nick Ramey and bassist Dan Minnerick to the IndyConcerts.com office to talk album details, the future, a desire to play with Sevendust, and more:
About The Holland Account:
Nick Ramey-Well…actually it started off, our two guitarists are actually the original members. They put it together…when was that? ’04?
Dan Minnerick-Yeah, they started kind of loosely putting material together back in ’04 and never really had like a concrete lineup for a couple of years. They had a lot of people filter in and out, and I think the first time they had any concrete members wasn’t until about 2007, and at that time, that was shortly right before I joined the band. When I joined the band, we were really thick in the Indianapolis metal scene, and we did that for a few years, and kind of went through an identity crisis I guess you could say, and some lineup changes later, we finally kind of all met each other…through one thing or another, and we’ve been rocking this lineup and this kind of particular sound now for…" **Read Complete Article on the link below**
Big guitars and bigger hearts…
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Big guitars and bigger hearts… Posted on July 6, 2011 by arinerin Alabama Tornado Relief Show......Big guitars and bigger hearts…
Posted on July 6, 2011 by arinerin
Alabama Tornado Relief Show....
We saw it on the news, heard about it on the radio, talked about it with our friends. The greater portion of the Midwest and South had one hell of an introduction to spring from the maddest mothers around, Mother Nature.
Spanning from Texas and Missouri to Indiana and Georgia, communities across the country saw one of the most active and destructive Tornado seasons in history. Towns were wiped off the map; communities, families, houses and cities were completely destroyed and one of the hardest hit areas was Alabama. With a final death toll being close to 200 and estimated damages reaching $2 billion, many areas of Alabama are in need of active relief.
I have always been amazed by the sheer generosity and genuine care folks in Indiana have for those in need. It always seems we are ready, willing and able to give a helping hand when it is needed. The following is one of my favorite examples.
This Friday, (July 8th ) Lazy Hawk Promotions is putting together a fantastic benefit concert to help raise money for those affected by the Alabama tornado outbreak. With a goal to raise over $1,000 dollars for the cause, Lazy Hawk Promotions has teamed up with local businesses, radio stations and artists to help out those in need. For more details on the benefit, check this link out.
More than a kick ass band
Indianapolis band, The Holland Account (www.thehollandaccount.com) is one of five bands (find out who else is playing here) who are prepped and ready to melt the faces off the greater Indy area. And it is all in the name of doing great things.
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Why they are the “Rocky Balboas” of the Indy scene
The Holland Account has more benefit concerts on their show listings than any other local band I have seen.
Last week they did a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in a few weeks they will be playing a benefit for Papacal at Visions and, of course, this Friday they are playing the Alabama Tornado Relief Show.
At the end of the day, the gentlemen of The Holland Account are about being fighters. “If there is a cause that needs a fighter, we try to add a soundtrack,” says vocal lyricist and powerhouse Nick Ramey of The Holland Account.
What impresses me the most about the guys of The Holland Account is the immense amount of humble gratitude they show toward their fans and their
community. Not only are they fantastic guys to chill with, but they have big hearts to go with their rockin’ music and badass attitudes.
When asked to say something to the readers of this blog, here is what they had to say:
“We appreciate the continued support from our fans, friends, and family. This is going to be a great show for people that really need the help. Come out and prove that Indy has a big heart! We will continue to fight for those in need, not only outside, but also in our own communities.
And thanks to you and your blog for helping spread the word, not only about this show, but also for helping expose our sound to the masses. You might not think you are huge, but you are so huge to us and we appreciate you!”
Alabama Tornado Benefit Event Details:
Friday, July 8, 2011
7:00pm – $5.00 Cover Charge – 21+
118 E Palmer St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
We love it. So get out there and show your support, Indy. Hope to see you there!
Toe The Line
Too Far Gone
In A Little Rowboat
In Comes The Rain
March of the Lost
The Ballad of Ron Harris
To The End
Can You See Me Now!
There are no upcoming dates at this time.