Hollis Brown isan American Rock ‘ n’ Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed byQueens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis, and Brian Courage (bass) from Long Island.
Hollis Brown’ s current single “Run Right To You”was released on 7”vinyl in October 2016 on Velvet Elk/One Little Indian records. Their song “Steady Ground”is a featured exclusive on Amazon’ s playlist Amazon Acoustics.The band’ s vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls (Alive Natu-ralsound Records), was chosen as one of the 300 select releases throughout the world for Record Store Day 2016. Pressed on Starburst Vinyl, the record is limited to800 copies and features four previously unreleased tracks and two songs released on vinyl for the first time. Itwas released digitally on iTunes in August 2016. Cluster of Pearlsfollows up the 2015 release of Hollis Brown’s third album 3 Shots (Julli-an Records/RED), featuring the Bo Diddley collaboration “Rain Dance,”and the duet “Highway 1”with acclaimed alt-country songstress Nikki Lane.
The edgy, roots-rock indie band from Queens, NY, known for itsadrenaline fueled performances, wrapped 40+ amphitheater shows across America supporting Counting Crows and Citizen Cope in 2015, followed by a month-long headline tour in the UK and Europe. This past summer/fall, the band embarked on a headlining tour across the US and
Europe, including performances at Firefly Music Festival, WFPK “Live Lunch,”Audiotree, and Studio 10 Live.
The independent act has achieved a significant amountof success since their formation in 2009. They released their debut album Ride On The Trainon Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), gar-nering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and Ameri-can Songwriter, along with music placements in the worldwide trailer for the Michael Keaton film “The Founder,”the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dil-lon film “Bad Country,”Direct TV’s “Kingdom,” Showtime’ s “Shameless,”MTV’ s “Real World,” and an online ad campaign for Aber-crombie & Fitch. Following a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to record a tribute tothe Velvet Under-ground’ s classic album Loaded, as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded took on a life ofitsown, with airplay on influential radio stations, resulting in a full CD & digital release.
The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bas-tards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building animpressive fan base on both continents.
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Live on WFUV
Run Right To You
She Don’t Love Me Now
Live on Audiotree
Run Right To You
Wait For Me Virginia