Hollie Cook is one of the most unique voices within the reggae/tropical genre, though her talents stretch much further, having received praise from The Stone Rosesí Ian Brown and Jamie T in the past. With her forthcoming third album Vessel Of Love she looks set to take her solo career to a whole new level, and one thatíll see her sit on top of the tropical pop throne.
Hollie Cook is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Her mother Jeni was a backing singer for Culture Club and Boy George is her godfather.
She is of paternal English and maternal West Indian descent.
Hollie Cook joined the re-formed Slits and performed on the band's 2006 EP Revenge of the Killer Slits. She went on to collaborate with Ian Brown and Jamie T, and recorded her self-titled debut album in 2011 with Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi, featuring George Dekker of The Pioneers and Dennis Bovell.
The BBC, reviewing the album described it as "one of the most enjoyable reggae albums of 2011.." She went on to record a radio session for the BBC and appear on Later... with Jools Holland.
In 2012, she was chosen as one of the support acts for The Stone Roses' reunion shows.
A dub remix version of her debut album -"Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub" - was released in May 2012.
She also featured on the 2012 Q covers album of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, Back To Back To Black, covering "You Know I'm No Good".
Her second album proper, Twice, was funded via PledgeMusic and was released in May 2014.
Cook describes her music as 'tropical pop', and has a passion for reggae and female rocksteady / reggae singers as Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon, combined with classic 1960s girl groups.
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