holler

holler

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Drawing from a range of musical influences, the band offers an eclectic mix of rock, blues and latin. Its crafty songs and emotionally packed performances make Holler an act not worth missing.

Biography

Born out of several local favorite new york city bands, drummer, Steve Fruda, guitarist, Franco Gordillo and bassist, Jamil Odeh, for years worked together as a unit. When searching for a singer to add to their new project, help arrived in the form of Philadelphia native, Jennifer Nygard. Collaborating with Gordillo, the two began a working relationship that immediately yielded a dozen songs, many of which have become live Holler staples. Adding to the mix of tunes, Fruda's fiery drumming and Odeh's melodic impetus on bass, the unit began defining a sound that many have described as uniquely their own.
On their debut CD, "Holler," released in 2002, the band showcased a variety of musical influences. Ranging from latin fueled rhythms to instrumental banjo ditties; their debut garnered much attention on the national college charts. In its first week, "Holler" became the 11th most added in CMJ's Radio 200 adds (1/8/02), and continued to climb the charts for weeks. Nygard's passionate vocals brought each song to a new level, garnering much deserved praise. On Garageband.com, their song "Voices" held the #1 spot for "Best Female Vocals," for weeks on end.
With "A Different Blue," the band offered the listener much of the same spirit from the previous album while going for a more stripped down sound. The album again drew from an array of musical styles, mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms and blues with emotionally driven vocals. The album's moody feel was one that many fans claimed could be appreciated over and over again.

Discography

Holler - Holler - 2002
Holler - A different blue - 2003