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Hollie Cook in Paris

Hollie Cook in Paris

Hollie Cook in Paris

By on - Photos by Franck Blanquin - 1 comment

Check these photos of Hollie Cook in Paris.


On 1 December UK singer Hollie Cook visited the Gaite Lyrique in Paris supported by The Shaolin Temple Defender and Horseman.

Hollie Cook is no rookie in the music business. Her father Paul Cook was drummer in legendary punk band Sex Pistols, and Hollie herself has also tried her wings in this genre, as part of The Slits.

The Shaolin Temple Defender – a band mixing funk, rhythm & blues and soul – was the warm-up act and delivered a heavy set.

Hollie Cook was backed by a band delivering powerful reggae, dub and electro rhythms, which accompanied her delicate voice well.

On stage she was accompanied by the U-Roy sounding deejay Horseman. This duo is certainly a breath of fresh air on the reggae scene.


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Posted by MrQuick on 12.14.2011
I was invited there and was totally unimpressed. Terrible sound, all muddled. The only thing you could hear clearly was Horseman's powerful voice. Holly Cook was totally bland and while she sounds nice on her album thanks to excellent production, onstage she does not "have it".
Plus, no keyboards??? All the synth parts were pre-recorded, meaning the rest of the instruments had to play their parts, with no possibility of the least change or improvisation.

Talk about Reggae being hijacked from its original, free, form....
All in all, this is yet another example of British pop raping Reggae.

The audience, typical Paris "in crowd" and not at all a Reggae crowd, liked it of course. They don't like "real" Reggae in the first place...
Fya bun!

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