She gained most of her recognition as a featured vocalist on Fort Minor's number 2 Billboard hit "Where'd You Go," for which she also won and MTV VMA in 2006. Lately, Holly has been focusing on the songwriting side of the industry. "Herstory": Holly Brook, is a multi-instrumental singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. By the age of two, she was harmonizing her mother Candace's trio when members weren't on time for rehearsal. By the age of six, Holly was performing professionally in a mother-daughter duo called Generations. At 15, she had already recorded 3 independent albums as Generations. By the time she reached high school, Holly was sneaking into nightclubs and befriending jazz musicians.
She says, “the musicianship was absolutely mind-blowing.” With the help of a friend, jazz bassist Jeff Eckels, Holly put together her first band and they played their first show at the Concourse Hotel Bar in Madison. She was only 15. In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles where she met producer Jon Ingoldsby, who has worked with Madonna and Elton John, as well as writers/producers Rob Hoffman and Heather Holley. Together, they produced a demo which grabbed industry attention. In the fall of 2004, Holly signed a recording contract with Machine Shop Recordings.
Her first album, Like Blood Like Honey, was released July 6th, 2006.Holly has also contributed to Mike Shinoda’s solo project, called Fort Minor and its album “The Rising Tied”. During her time in LA, Holly opened for John Oates, Brit Jazz phenom Jamie Cullum, Daniel Powter, kd lang, Teddy Geigerand her two idols, Willy Porter and Duncan Sheik She's written and recorded new material and has worked and toured extensively with Duncan Sheik. Her new EP O'Dark:Thirty was released June 2010. The Tetris Effect will follow. Now Holly Brook is using an alias Skylar Grey. from various sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Brook http://hollybrook.bandcamp.com www.myspace.com/hollybrook Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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