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With Ivor Novello Awards for "Outstanding Contribution to British Music" to their name and
induction into the prestigious American Rock n` Roll Hall Of Fame - "For their Impact on the
Evolution, Development, and Perpetuation of Rock n` Roll". There is no doubt
The Hollies helped shape the Pop and Rock industry as we know it and
continue to perform with pride and passion around the world.
Original Britpop that started it all...
"The Hollies" are Tony Hicks, Peter Howarth, Ray Stiles,
Ian Parker, Steve Lauri, and Bobby Elliott.
Since their inception, The Hollies have toured each and every year
for over 50 years and continue to perform to sell-out concerts
around the world to this day.
As major players in the magnificent 1960`s British Pop Revolution - a time when British bands first conquered the world,
The Hollies hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 Years of continuous touring, performing and
recording. From 1963 through to the mid-70`s, the Hollies had more hits than even the Beatles - In that period alone
they had 18 Top ten hits.
"Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" - No1 in the US charts in 1972. "The Air That I Breathe" topped the UK charts in 1974
and "He Ain`t Heavy" hit the top spot in 1988.
At the heart of The Hollies, one of Britain`s best loved groups, are the integral, original members - powerhouse drummer
Bobby Elliott and singer, songwriter and lead guitarist, Tony Hicks. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly
crafted songs, and cultivated musicianship, coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of memorable tunes,
have ensured the longevity of one of our greatest Pop/Rock bands whose music remains fresh, dynamic and timeless.
Recently, the band played to sellout audiences across Australia and New Zealand. During the Spring and Autumn of
2016, The Hollies will be performing in theatres throughout the UK. Germany`s Bonn Beethoven Halle and Oslo`s
Concert Hall in Norway are included in their tours of Europe and Scandinavia. Dates in the USA and DownUnder have
yet to be announced.