Hollis Brown

Fri · August 2, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Grog Shop

$12 - $15

This event is all ages

Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Named after a Bob
Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by
Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and
Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (ItalianAmerican
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 Scott Thompson (bass) from Boston.
Hollis Brown’s latest vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls (Alive Naturalsound
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 to 800 copies and features four previously unreleased
tracks and two songs released on vinyl for the first time. Cluster of
Pearls follows up the 2015 release of Hollis Brown's third album 3 Shots
(Jullian 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 its adrenaline fueled performances, recently wrapped
40+ amphitheater shows across America supporting Counting Crows
and Citizen Cope last Summer/Fall, followed by a month-long headline
tour in the UK and Europe.
The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since
their formation in 2009. They released their debut album Ride On The
Train on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry),
garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and
American Songwriter, along with music placements on Direct TV's
"Kingdom," Showtime’s “Shameless,” MTV’s “Real World,” and the
Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country”. Following a Lou Reed
tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to record a
tribute to the Velvet Underground’s classic album Loaded, as a limitededition
vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014. Hollis Brown Gets
Loaded took on a life of its own, 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
Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and
building an impressive fan base on both continents.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106