10 May 2020
Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand’s most predominant and iconic musicians. After working with bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and dance legend Recloose, she was asked to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest singles in New Zealand history.
Hollie’s debut album ‘Long Player’ was released in 2007 and went straight to number one on the NZ charts, reaching multi-platinum status. It was followed with sold-out tours and saw Hollie win several NZ music awards that year including ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’, and ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’.
In 2013, Hollie collaborated with fellow iconic NZ singers Anika Moa and Boh Runga to release the album ‘Anika Boh Hollie’, and then immediately followed it with a successful winery tour of New Zealand. The following year she toured Canada, the US, and the UK, including two powerhouse performances at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival, wowing the crowd performing two sets to over 50,000 people.