aaamusic | On 31, Mar 2012
HOLLIE COOK TO SUPPORT
THE STONE ROSES
AT HEATON PARK ON 30TH JUNE 2012
Mr Bongo Records is proud to announce that Hollie Cook will be performing alongside The Stone Roses at Heaton Park on 30th June.
The announcement comes ahead of the release of her new album ‘In Dub’, released 21st May and lead single ‘And The Beat Goes On’, 30th April.
Legendary front man Ian Brown personally invited Hollie to support The Stone Roses after watching her live at The Jazz Cafe in late 2011. Having been invited down by her dad, Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Ian Brown was not expecting anything but a night out with a good friend. So impressed by Hollie Cook’s performance was Brown, that he ask for a personal introduction to the young singer and invited her the very next day to support The Stone Roses, and feature on one of his solo tracks.
With the news of The Stone Roses show now public, Hollie Cook is preparing for the biggest show of her life (aside from her Jools Holland performance to 12 million TV viewers). When asking how she felt ahead of the show, Hollie Cook said:
“It’s pretty much the most exciting and terrifying opportunity ever. It doesn’t seem real now and I’m not sure that it will! I’m extremely honoured.”
The summer of 2011 saw the release of her self-titled debut album which received critical acclaim from many and resulted in being on an array of ‘Top Albums of 2011’ lists including The Word, The Mirror and Rough Trade. Hollie’s self-coined “tropical pop” sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. Singles ‘Body Beat’, ‘That Very Night’ and ‘Milk & Honey’ made waves gaining heavy support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC 1Xtra, XFM, Kiss, Choice FM, culminating in a live Maida Vale session for Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and a Later… With Jools Holland performance on BBC 2.
This year see’s Hollie gearing up for the release of an album of new material and a 20-date tour, with notable performances confirmed at Bestival, Camp Bestival and The Vintage Festival.
Hollie Cook headlines The Bush Hall on April 17th for her album launch, ahead of her performance at Heaton Park on June 30th.