The Holloways

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The Holloways
Origin England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2004–2011
Labels The Orchard (UK)
Past members David Jackson
Bryn Fowler
Edwin Harris
Mike Baker
Dave Danger
Robb Skipper

The Holloways were a four-piece indie-rock band from North London. Their single Generator reached number 14 in the UK Charts on 11 June 2007. They had five No.1 singles on the independent UK Charts and several top-40 singles. Their debut album So This Is Great Britain? was awarded 8 out of 10 by NME. [1]

Formation[edit]

David Jackson and Bryn Fowler established the beginnings of the band, finding Rob Skipper at the live music venue Nambucca on Holloway Road in North London. They would meet later to jam together, playing in future drummer Dave Danger's room (situated above the club). After an hour of jamming, Jackson and Skipper had six songs with guitar and fiddle parts and harmonizing vocals. Impressed by what he heard from the three, Dave Danger then joined the band.[2]

They toured with Babyshambles, The Pogues, The Kooks, The Rakes, The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and CSS, as well as helping launch careers of Frank Turner, Kid Harpoon and Johnny Lloyd of Tribes inviting them to support on their numerous UK tours.

In 2010, Reservoir Media Management acquired 100% of the Holloways publishing assets which had formerly been administered by TVT Music Enterprises, LLC.[3]

Notable Performances[edit]

They toured with Babyshambles, The Pogues, The Kooks, The Rakes, The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and CSS, as well as helping launch careers of Frank Turner, Kid Harpoon and Johnny Lloyd of Tribes inviting them to support on their numerous UK tours. They played at Glastonbury several times during their career including a slot on the Other Stage in 2007. [4] Other festivals included Ibiza Rocks, Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, V Festival, London Calling in Amsterdam and Lovebox Festival in the UK.

Split and Post - Holloways Musical Projects[edit]

The Holloways announced in 2011, that they are to split, following a farewell tour from April–May.[5]

On 23 May 2011, The Holloways played their last ever gig at the Relentless Garage on Holloway Road in London. During the gig the band reunited with previous band members to play a 70min set of songs from throughout their career.[6]

HARES[edit]

Founding member and lead guitarist/ fiddler went on to front short-lived folk-rock band Rob Skipper & The Musical Differences and now fronts 'power-pop-bubblegum-grunge' band HARES, who's 'Coastlines' EP was well received by critics, topping the Music Week Top Ten Playlist and making it to XFM's Exposure Top 5 list. HARES have toured the UK extensively with One Night Only, Pigeon Detectives and the Vaccines, have performed at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Hop Farm, Big Reunion and Strummer of Love festivals. Skipper has also been playing fiddle for The Urban Voodoo Machine and Jamie T [7]

Burning Beaches[edit]

Drummer Dave Danger has gone on to perform with Burning Beaches alongside singer-songwriter and past Holloways guest Sam McCarthy. [8]

Line-up[edit]

David 'Alfie' Jackson - Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals (2004–2011)
Bryn Fowler - Bass, Backing Vocals (2004–2011)
Edwin D Harris - Drums (2009–2011)
Mike Baker - Guitar, Backing Vocals (2009–2011)

Former Members[edit]

Robert Skipper - Guitars, Fiddle, Vocals (2004-?)
Dave Danger - Drums, Triangle (2004–2009)

Music style[edit]

The musical style of the Holloways has been compared in the past to that of Calypso music.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

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