|It's been awhile coming but Holly's* site has had something of a spruce up. Hope you like it.
We'll be keeping it updated with news, exclusive items available only from the shop, musical delights for your listening pleasure, photos and more...
...plus there's links to Holly's friends and compatriots and a selection of press cuttings'n'clippings.
Enjoy having a browse and come back and visit us soon!
*Also incorporating news and goings on from Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs!
|13TH DECEMBER: FESTIVE TREATS ON THE HOLIDAYS RULE RECORD
Holly has a track on the Holidays Rule Christmas themed album, alongside The Shins, Calexico and a fair few eclecticly selected other folk.
AV club say it's "the perfect track for a toasty (or toasted) night by the tree".
You can listen to the track on their site here and the album's site is here.
|9TH OCTOBER 2012: BIG SALE IN HOLLY'S SHOP & FREE BADGE SETS
The new HG & The Brokeoffs album, Sunday Run Me Over, is out on October 9th. In conjunction with that we're having a big sale in Holly's online shop.
T-shirts from just £4.95 and all kinds of other bargainous goodies.
Plus the first 25 orders placed will receive a free limited edition badge set.
And you can't say fairer than that.
3RD SEPTEMBER 2012: NEW US OCTOBER TOUR & TWO MORE DATES ADDED
Yep, Holly and Dave will be winding their way around the US in the autumn, bringing nourishing musical vittles just in time for the launch of the new album:
24th JULY 2012: NEW HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 9TH
26TH JUNE 2012: A PILE OF NEW MERCHANDISE IN THE SHOP
Yep, there's a whole new selection of tshirts, vests, bags etc now available in the shop.
Stock up on wears for round and about your homestead before they're gone!
|12TH MARCH 2012: NEW HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS ALBUM
A new 10 track album, Long Distance, is out now.
Here's Holly talking about her reasons for making this album…
”After many requests to incorporate the best of the solo Holly Golightly songs into the live set, with top-notch backing provided by The Brokeoffs, I have picked some of my original band favourites and recorded this collection for old and new fans alike. The highlight for me was the chance to re-record '(You Ain't) No Big Thing,' the fantastic 1966 Sam and Dave classic that I first started performing live in 1995. It's one of my all time top tunes, along with 'My Love Is,' the fabulous Little Willie John number, which we've given a wistful lone banjo accompaniment this time around. There is an even mix of cover songs and originals to revisit, all of them corkers in their own right and all of them especially dear to me. 'Long Distance' is collection of my good-time-foot-tappers and sing-along-tear-jerkers. It's my top ten tracks prepared from scratch and served up fresh.”
Available from Damaged Goods.
'CAUSE WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE WHAT HOLLY'S BEEN UP TO IN DAYS ALREADY GONE BY...
|NOBODY WILL BE THERE LIVE LIMITED EDITION VINYL LP: POSTED 23RD AUGUST 2011
This was originally available on CD as a "tour only" release but the folks atDamaged Goods did some persuading and it's now available on vinyl.
The album features 10 tracks, including Holly & The Brokeoffs standards like ‘’Devil Do’ ‘Medicine Water’ plus a cover of the Lee Hazlewood classic ‘Dark In My Heart’.
Available on black vinyl and as a very limited, 100 copies only brown vinyl LP (and also MP3s for folk that don't have a good old turntable).
You can find it at Damaged Goods.
|SPRING 2011 US TOUR: NEW DATES WITH WANDA JACKSON: POSTED 29TH APRIL 2011
Yep, you did read that right. Something of a treat.
Wed, May 18th: LAWRENCE, KS Granada Theatre
Sat, May 21st: HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
Sun, May 22nd: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Wed, May 25th: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Thurs, May 26th: MEMPHIS, TN
Friday, May 27th: KNOXVILLE, TN
|SPRING 2011 US TOUR: NEW DATE ADDED: POSTED 29TH APRIL 2011
Sun, June 26th: Pioneer Town,CA Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
A free show! Yep indeed.
|NEW "NO HELP COMING" ALBUM OUT 9TH MAY 2011: POSTED 29TH APRIL 2011
Yep, a brand spankin' new album of 12 freshly made songs.
Recorded in Holly and Dave's adopted home state of Georgia, the album includes "The Rest of Your Life,” “You’re Under Arrest” and “Get Out of My House”.
Plus there are covers of country legend Bill Anderson’s “The Lord Knows We’re Drinking,” the mysterious Mr. Undertaker’s 1955 rhythm-and-blues cult classic “Here Lies My Love,” and Wendell Austin’s vintage psycho-country epic “L.S.D. Made a Wreck of Me.”
And you can't say fairer than that.
Available on CD, digital doo-dahs and yep, once again some good old honest vinyl.
Peruse some links to reviews and natterings about the album at the HG & The Brokeoffs Facebook page.
More info at Transdreamer(US/World).
|DESPARATE LITTLE TOWN ALBUM REISSUE: POSTED 29TH APRIL 2011
Reissue of a fine lost album, a collaboration between Holly Golightly & Dan Melchior that was originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry Records from California, it’s been out of print for around eight years and so folk though it was about time that was put right.
Recorded in London and Californian in 1999 with long time friend and Holly collaborator of some note Bruce Brand on percussion, the album features 10 tracks, some of which you’ll know if you’ve seen Holly play in the last decade like "Directly From My Heart" & "Further On Up The Road"; here they’re given some warm and friendly re-workings.
Also out 9th May. Looks like it's time to quickly save up the old pocket money.
Available as a CD, to dowload and yep, on vinyl. Released on Damaged Goods.
SPRING 2011 US TOUR DATES: POSTED 9TH MARCH 2011
NEW US LIVE DATES: POSTED 7TH MAY 2010:
NEW ALBUM OUT 29TH MARCH (UK/EU) & 30TH MARCH (US):
‘Medicine County’ was written and recorded on a farmhouse just outside Athens in Georgia and as Holly says it’s “peppier” than the last album, in fact there’s only one slow song on the whole album which is probably down to the fact that this time they had a lot longer to work on the songs and recording, their last album was recorded in the middle of a very long European tour over a week or two in Spain.
So what does it sound like? Choc-full of ghostly blues, gut-bucket slide guitar, with a smattering of ol’ time country. This is just the disc for conjuring up the spirit of weird old America.
Anyone with an interest or liking for the music of The Band, Son House, or Hank Williams, sung by Nancy and Lee, should certainly check it out!
Holly’s mum painted the cover, which adds to the warm home-spun appeal.
12 brand new songs including a cover of Wreckless Eric’s ‘Murder In My Mind’ and a guest appearance by Tom Heinl on ‘Blood On The Saddle’ (Tom wrote Holly’s Christmas track ‘Christmas Tree On Fire’)
1. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Forget It
|HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS DEVIL DO EP OUT NOW: POSTED 16TH OCTOBER 2009
A new four track EP was released on Transdreamer in North America on 13th October.
The tracklisting is:
1. Devil Do
2. One More Fact
3. Dark in My Heart
4. Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
It can be purchased here.
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS - LIVE DAILY SESSIONS: POSTED 15TH OCTOBER 2009
In July Holly and Dave did a live session for the concert website ‘LiveDaily.com’ They did three songs and you can watch it, in full glorious colour HERE
|NEW OFFICIAL HOLLY FORUM ONLINE: POSTED 15TH OCTOBER 2009
We've got a new official forum:
Takes just a mo' to sign up. Feel free to post photos, natter about gigs etc.
|HOLLYGOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE: POSTED OCTOBER 15TH
Yep, more online presence, chatting on the "wall", some fine candid pictures and more.
Have a look-see here.
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW: POSTED 14TH OCTOBER 2008
Released on our new U.S. label, Transdreamer for North America and on Damaged Goods for U.K. and Europe. And yes, there will absolutely is vinyl.
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS - MY 45; NEW SEVEN INCH: POSTED 14TH OCTOBER 2008
‘My 45’ is a fine tune about the joys of marital harmony while we’ll leave you to make your own mid up about ‘Getting High For Jesus’
This is a limited edition 7”, 1000 copies only.
1. Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs - My .45
|HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS ALBUM: POSTED 28 MARCH 2007
The "You Can't Buy A Gun When You're Crying" album is out on Monday April 2nd, on digipak CD and proper old vinyl.
This is a side project featuring Holly and Lawyer Dave. Brought to you courtesy of the influences of bourbon, brisket, ribs, Lead Belly, Howlin Wolf and by the cutting edge audio technology of the Victrola.
A couple of the tracks from forthcoming LP 'You Can't Buy A Gun When You're Crying' are now available for your delectation at www.myspace.com/hollygolightlyandthebrokeoffs or have a listen on the music section of this here site.
The album is being released by Damaged Goods and is available from their site.
PS The title of the album is apparently an actual law in the US of A. Quite sensibly so!
HOLLY GOLIGHTY & THE BROKEOFFS - NEW SPLIT 7": POSTED 11TH JULY 2007
Here’s what Holly & Dave had to say about their recordings for this single
“Holly says to an inebriated Lawyer Dave, "Right, we've got to record two songs for
The Lawyer tried his best to develop the film in his mind with the contaminated
"Alrighty then." saith Dave, "Let's git to it." After a brief reintroduction to the
"Well then, that was an adventure." Holly and Dave said in unison. And then there
The STRATFORD SPARROWS are from Portland, Oregon, started in June of 2006. The Rev. Joe alighted there from San Francisco. After making it though the many trials of life in the City of Roses, he began hearing the sounds of harmony vocals, clean Telecasters, and reverb. He obtained a recording
He met the fair Miss Bryna in Japanese class and asked her to put her sweet voice to good use. She said yes and the hit making commenced.
Taking inspiration from classic country music, the mighty Willamette River, and the 100 year old building that houses them, the Stratford Sparrows made music all summer long. Rev. Joe called on his friend Holly and a record was born.
This is a very special release for all of us here at Damaged Goods and we hope you enjoy it as much as we are right now.
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs:
The Stratford Sparrows:
|OLDER GOINGS ON
If you visit the NEWS page and scroll down there's a selection of past gigs etc to peruse.