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Discography

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

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Bio

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.