Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Hollie Cook



Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015.

Today we look back at Hollie Cook:

We have been working with Hollie since the release of her self titled album back in 2011 and accompanying singles That Very Night, Body Beat and Walking In The Sand, all produced by the legendary Prince Fatty.

Hollie’s self-coined ‘Tropical pop’ sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60's girl groups.

She has collaborated with Jamie T, Ian Brown, was a member of The Slits and is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Hollie has appeared on Later With Jools Holland, supported the Stone Roses at Heaton Park and toured extensively across the world since 2011.

Hollie followed up album one with a dub version, and then a new one, entitled 'Twice', in 2014 - more lovers rock vibes, this time laiden with strings and synthesizers and the help of legends Dennis Bovell, Horseman, George Dekker, Omar and Winston Francis. The lead single 'Looking For Real Love' received huge support on radio worldwide, as did the secon single 'Postman'.

 We included two tracks by Hollie on our 25 Years Of Mr Bongo compilation album, 'Milk & Honey' and 'Looking For Real Love' - you can listen and buy here.