Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.
Cook’s music career commenced early when family friend and punk trailblazer Ari Up asked Cook, age 19 at the time, to join the raucous ’70s feminist UK post-punk outfit The Slits for their reformation in 2006. She thrived on being thrown into the deep end and quickly cut her teeth with four years of back-to-back shows around the globe. Her talents recognized and nurtured, she then released her first solo album Hollie Cook in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, while singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from
influential radio stations across Europe. After performing at The Stone Roses concert at Manchester’s Heaton Park at the personal request of Ian Brown, and her hypnotic performance on the prestigious Later…With Jools Holland, the way was paved for Hollie’s solo career to take off.
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Local musician, author and actor Val Emmich will be joining James at the Brookdale Guitar Show this Sunday & he’s also this week’s guest!
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – JUST AS STRANGE (LIVE) from Live From The Fox Oakland
TIFT MERRITT – PROCLAMATION BONES from Stitch Of The World
VAL EMMICH – LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND from The Reminders (Inspired By The Novel)
JOHNNY FLYNN – RAISING THE DEAD from Sillion
THE OUTDOOR TYPE – ON MY MIND from Day To Day
LUNCH LADIES – LOVE IS OVERRATED from Down On Sunset Strip
HIDDEN CITIES – FACE IN THE CROWD from The Strange EP
ALEX DEZEN – RANDOLPH TONIGHT from Alex Dezen II
DARLING – BRIGHT LIGHT SWITCH from Darling (IRE import)
AIRPARK – PLENTY TO PINE FOR from Early Works, Vol 1
CRAIG FINN – BIRDS TRAPPED IN THE AIRPORT from We All Want The Same Things
JACK SNAX – SHE from Lake Songs
JOHN MORELAND – IT DON’T SUIT ME (LIKE BEFORE) from Big Bad Luv
CURRENT SWELL – IT AIN’T RIGHT from When To Talk And When To Listen