Hollis Brown Touring In Support Of “Ride On The Train”, Coming To MOTR Pub on 8/29


Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown
August 29, 2013
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
21+, 10pm, Free

Taking queues from classic pop, rock’n’roll, and Americana, Hollis Brown combines raw rock sensibilities with sweet melodies and hearfelt lyrics to create a rich, warm sound that can fill any room. Principal songwriters Mike Montali (vocals) and Jon Bonilla (lead guitar) grew up listening to the classics. These native New Yorkers were born in the late ’80s when the city was identified by its grit, passion and authenticity. The combination of an urban upbringing and throwback musical influences of traditional blues contributed heavily to the band’s sound. However, contrary to most blues-influenced bands, Hollis Brown leans heavily toward melodic pop as well. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Beatles song these boys don’t know by heart, and you can hear it in the music. Classic rock with a New York state of mind, Hollis Brown is a throwback to an era when music felt fresh, songwriting was revered and performances routinely inspired.


August 3 @ Midd Summer Festival – Middlebury, VT
August 22 @ Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
August 23 @ Tonic Room – Chicago, IL
August 24 @ Dog Dayz Afternoon Fest – Neenah, WI
August 26 @ Crunchy Frog – Greenbay, WI
August 27 @ 1st Ave & 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
August 29 @ MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
August 31 @ Paper City Music Fest – Chillicothe, OH