Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith

About the Artist

Look up “soul” in the dictionary, and dusky-voiced chanteuse Hollie Smith embodies every aspect of the term.

The young New Zealand songstress clearly possesses "deeply felt emotion, as expressed by a performer or artist," is indeed "the moving spirit of some action," and definitely boasts "spirit or courage." Those qualities are paramount on her American debut, Long Player. It's 10 stellar songs, including the laid-back yet warmly funky "Philosophy," showcasing Smith's humanistic, empowering lyrical "philosophies," and also displaying what Amazon.com described as her "considerable talents" that encompass "elements of soul, jazz, reggae and R&B in a distinctive manner." It's heady praise for the 24-year-old performer who is already a beloved star in her home country. Her chart-topping 2006 single ‘Bathe in the River' set the stage for the 2007 indie release (on Smith's own SoundSmith Records label) of Long Player in New Zealand, which has sold near double platinum there. At the 2007 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, Smith snagged "Best Female Solo Artist," "Breakthrough Artist of the Year," "Best Aotearoa Roots Album" and "Best Producer". Yet despite the accolades, the press- dubbed "Kiwi soul sister" is beyond humble. While a grounded spiritual essence imbues Smith's sultry songs and transcendent live performances, she's also quite simply a cool chick--an avid rugby fan with half-sleeve traditional Pacific tattoos who likes to throw back a pint at the local pub.

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Band Of Brothers Vol.1 with Mara TK by Hollie Smith cover art

Band Of Brothers Vol.1 with Mara TK

Band Of Brothers Volume 1 is the first in a series of musical projects spearheaded by Hollie Smith with the mind to experiment with different artists and aspects of production ...