Hollis Greene
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"Hollis Greene Arrives"

Hollis Greene
Porter Cellar Bar, Bath (Tue 31 July)

Ideally, The Porter Cellar Bar should be wreathed in Gitanes cigarette smoke as immaculately attired, moody mademoiselles sip Pernod. Hollis Greene apparently divides his time between Paris and Bath, and is heavily influenced by the French chanson tradition and Gallic heavy-breathing genius Serge Gainsbourg. How tres chic. Instead, apr├ęs le deluge, we simply sit toying with a fruity house red.
He's got a proper pop star name, a beautiful pistachio-green Gretsch guitar and a keyboard player providing just the right amount of accompaniment. Hollis has a big swooning voice somewhere between Billy Mackenzie and Will Young, and he sings of love and romance, betrayal, betrothal and the beautiful losers of 'Heroin Chick' and 'Please Take Me Home'. There's impressive craft on show, the space in the songs built from the melodies up, where a single Bigsby-shimmered chord is sufficient to hold a tune aloft upon gossamer strings. Perhaps a hint of the melodrama of 'Life on Mars'-era Bowie, a song written in response to 'My Way', penned by, sacre bleu, a Frenchman. Encore.

Kid Pensioner (Venue Magazine) - Venue Magazine (UK) issue 778


"Top 5 Bath Artists"

DV8 Magazine Winter Issue 2007/08

Hollis Greene

Bath's real life 'Aristocat', (yes we are refering to the ever-so trendy Disney characters) Hollis Greene, is no new face on the music scene. He has played many a gig here inbetween recording his album and touring in Paris. Whilst it is clear he doesn't take himself too seriously, Hollis' witty and light-hearted sense of humour compliments his trendy chilled-out sound.
- DV8 Magazine UK


Discography

The Brand New Secondhand (2007) Ultramilk Music UK
Honeymoon Suite Vol 2 (2007) Diventa Records DE

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It's been an amazing first year and it just gets better...
I've just returned to The United States after having been home in Bath (England) for the European Summer Festival season.
I'm in Boston, a town I love and where I recorded my first complete 'self titled' studio album, available this spring 2008.
Apart from the touring last year I had the priviledge of working with electronic group 'The Foofaraw' from Bergen in Norway and the result is the now infamous Scandanavian Dancefloor Classic, 'The Ballad of Lady D'... released in the autumn of 2007 by 'Diventa Records' (Germany).
At present me and the band are busy rehearsing and preparing to record a second album and get back on the road. At present we have 39 shows booked for 2008 both in Europe and North America.
I think What really sets us apart is our evergrowing fanbase and my continued and future desire to collaborate with talented people such as guitarist and good friend (Nick McCabe) of 'The Verve' - (Steve Nieve) member of 'Elvis Costello and The Attractions' and David Traver (Producer/Bassist) and Music Director of 'The Blue Man Group'.

Cheers!