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Members:

Mike Montali

Jonathan Bonilla

Dillon Devito

 Andrew Zehnal

Adam Bock

 

Biography:

Hollis Brown was started in Queens, New York City in 2009 by college friends and songwriting partners Jon Bonilla and Mike Montali. Upon writing over fifty songs together, they decided to take things to the next level and form a band. After a self-released demo, they were signed to Alive Natural Sound, releasing their debut "Ride On The Train" in March 2013. Critical acclaim soon followed as Rolling Stone, Spin, and American Songwriter all premiered material from the album. On April 19, 2014, they released an exclusive Record Store Day tribute to The Velvet Underground.  http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/04/hollis-brown-gets-loaded/‚Äč 

 

 

Press:

Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would've in 1966 and will 40 years from now. - SPIN

Through this consistently impressive first long player, Hollis Brown have carved out their own space with a set of timeless, rustic and eminently tuneful and soulful sounds. - SHINDIG!

It's easy to see how Hollis Brown's sound could be as relevant years down the road as it is today. - PASTE

Packed to the brim with sterling songs that measure up to those covers they're so fond of playing live. - KUT RADIO /AUSTIN

Their well-crafted songs are rooted in the blues and feature pop hooks that sink in and don't let go. - CMT

"Ride On The Train" is the group's debut full-length album, and it's a gem, full of memorable songs and a sharp, taut sound that only includes what is necessary to put the song over. - ALL MUSIC

Everything you'd expect from a band named after a Bob Dylan tune, mixing Americana and Bible Belt blues with a heavy dose of no-frills Southern rock. - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

A bracing mixture of something akin to blues-based Southern rock and pure British Invasion-influenced pop. - WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY

Like a refined version of the late '60s era rock and roll that sort of trembles into '70s rock / folk /country territory. - MUSIC SAVAGE

"Ride On The Train" is an album that a lot of people are going to love for its multi-generational appeal. But besides that, it's just good rock music. It's hard to peg a specific sound on it. There are no "skip" songs on this album though. Be prepared to keep it in your player, on repeat, for a long time. - EAR TO THE GROUND

A remarkable debut from a band that shows a lot of promise. - PENNY BLACK MUSIC

Their debut is something to behold. - HEAR YA

Hollis Brown conjures a dozen things I've liked or loved from the last 30 years. But it sounds exactly like no one else. - BLURT

A band that's a little bit classic pop, a little bit Americana and a whole lot of sweet rock n' roll. - PULSE MAGAZINE