Hollis Brown comes back to Europe with "Aftermath"02-05-2022
Hollis Brown is an honest American rock band. The band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both first generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal and Chris Urriola.
The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2012. They released their debut album Ride On The Train on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter, Their 2015 follow up 3 Shots, garnered music placements in the worldwide trailer for the Michael Keaton film “The Founder,” the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country,” Direct TV’s “Kingdom”; Showtime’s “Shameless,” and an online ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch and John Varvatos.
Following a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to record a tribute to the Velvet Underground’s classic album Loaded, as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded took on a life of its own, with airplay on influential radio stations, resulting in a full CD & digital release.
The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph, Vintage Trouble, Cyndi Lauper and The Zombies. Building an impressive fan base on both continents.
Mascot Label Group signed the band in 2019 and released Ozone Park to critical acclaim. A year of constant touring for the band saw performances in forty-five states, Canada, The UK and Europe. The band released their second tribute album, a re-creation of The Rolling Stones Aftermath, on February 2022 and will do a short Europe tour with that in November: