New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany
Hollie Smith to perform in Berlin, Wednesday 15th August
Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & celebrated musicians. After working with numerous bands including ‘Trinity Roots’, ‘Fat Freddys Drop’ and Detroit dance legend ‘Recloose’, she was approached by NZ’s Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the NZ charts & became one of the biggest & iconic singles in NZ history.
Her debut album ‘Long Player’ went straight to number one on the NZ charts and saw her take away several NZ music awards which included ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough artist of the year’. ‘Long Player’ also caught the attention of Bruce Lundvell, head of Blue Note records in New York, where she spent time working with Philidelphia heavyweight soul producer James Poyser. This also saw her tour Europe as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
‘Humour and the Misfortune of Others’ also hit number one receiving rave reviews & again numerous award nominations, followed by sell out tours. During this time Hollie Smith also supported such prestigious international acts as Bob Dylan, Coldplay & Simply Red.
Hollie Smith has just released her third album in NZ and performs in Berlin with Tyson Smith on 15th of August, 9pm at Vögelchen in Kreuzberg (Eisenbahnstraße 6, 10997 Berlin). Entry is free of charge, though a donation for the musicians will be much appreciated.