|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!
19TH JULY 2013: HOLLY & LAWYER DAVE ARE IN THIS HERE BOOK...
Click to preview the books.
Steve Prince, who maintains/manages the hollygolightly.com site and shop has published a series of photography books called Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity.
One of them, An Afterhours Soundtrack, features Holly and Lawyer Dave, alongside other ladies and gents, strummers and players including Congregation, Nina Nastasia, Gallon Drunk, Tindersticks, Michael J. Sheehy, Holly's collaborators The Flaming Stars and all kinds of good folk. Have a look-see at the books site:
And the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/afterhourssleazeanddignity
|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:
Tue 10/02/12 Charlotte, NC: Snug Harbor
Wed 10/03/12 Baltimore, MD: Metro Gallery
Thu 10/04/12 New Haven, CT: Café Nine
Fri 10/05/12 Boston, MA: TT the Bear's
Sat 10/06/12 Brooklyn, NY Rock Shop
Sun 10/07/12 Arlington, VA: Iota Club & Cafe
Mon 10/08/12 NYC, NY: Rockwood Music Hall
Tue 10/09/12 Asbury Park, NJ: The Saint
Wed 10/10/12 Philadelphia, PA: The Fire
Thu 10/11/12 Cincinnati, OH: Northside Tavern
Fri 10/12/12 Louisville, KY: New Vintage Showcase
Sat 10/13/12 Toledo, OH: Mickey Finn's
Sun 10/14/12 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Tavern
Mon 10/15/12 Detroit, MI: Farm and Garden,
Tue 10/16/12 Chicago, IL: Beat Kitchen
Wed 10/17/12 Lawrence, KS: The Jackpot Saloon
Thu 10/18/12 St. Louis, MO: Firebird
Fri 10/19/12 Chattanooga, TN: JJ's Bohemia
Sat 10/20/12 Atlanta, GA :The EARL
24th JULY 2012: NEW HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 9TH
Holly and Dave recorded the album, Sunday Run Me Over, at their home studio, which Dave built on the rural patch of land they share (and where they also rescue horses, dogs, chickens, geese and goats alongside making music).
“I guess I’m kind of a traditionalist, and I stick to what works for me, which is keeping things as simple as possible. But I certainly don’t want every record to sound the same, and I think I’ve managed to pull that off, within the strict parameters that I’ve set for myself. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no limit.
We rented in some pretty fancy equipment this time around, so that we could make it sound a bit different. The benefit of doing it at home is that you can take your time doing it, which is a luxury you don’t get when you’re up against the clock in the studio. You can record in your pyjamas, or you can trip out there at four in the morning if you have a mind to change something. Having the freedom to do it at your own pace allows you to make music that sounds unhurried, and it makes for a lot of space in the music.
“We really did give this one our undivided attention, and I think that really does show. We worked really hard on it — not that we haven’t worked hard on the others, but on this one, we wouldn’t stop working on something until we were a hundred per cent happy with it before moving on. We also recorded it in the dead of winter, which we don’t normally do, so it wasn’t too hot. We had lots of energy in the studio, ’cos it was cold, and I think that’s reflected in the music.”
Sunday Run Me Over will be released by Transdreamer.
|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.
Thurs, May 12th: DETROIT, MI Magic Stick
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
22 live dates for you good folks...
Fri, April 29th: CHARLOTTE, NC Snug Harbor
Sat, April 30th: CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506
Sun, May 1st: ARLINGTON, VA IOTA Club & Café
Tues, May 3rd :BALTIMORE, MD The Ottobar
Wed, May 4th: PHILADELPHIA, PA M Room
Thurs, May 5th: NEW YORK, NY The Mercury Lounge
Fri, May 6th: BROOKLYN, NY Knitting Factory
Sat, May 7th: CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East Upstairs
Sun, May 8th: NEW HAVEN CT Café Nine
Tues, May 10th: BUFFALO, NY The Ninth Ward
Wed, May 11th: CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
Fri, May 13th: CHICAGO, IL Beat Kitchen
Sat, May 14th: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry
Sun, May 15th: MILWAUKEE, WI Mad Planet
Tues, May 17th: ST. LOUIS, MO The Firebird
Thurs, May 19th: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK The Conservatory
Fri, May 20th: AUSTIN, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
Mon, June 20th: SEATTLE, WA The Funhouse
Tues, June 21st: PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thurs, June 23rd: SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri, June 24th: LOS ANGELES, CA The Hotel Cafe
Sat, June 25th: SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar
Come see if Lawyer Dave will be saved in the nick of time...
NEW US LIVE DATES: POSTED 7TH MAY 2010:
4 Jun 2010 20:00 Stella Blue Asheville, North Caro, US
5 Jun 2010 20:00 The Cave Chapel Hill, North Caro, US
6 Jun 2010 20:00 Metro Gallery Baltimore, Maryland , US
7 Jun 2010 20:00 IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, Virginia , US
9 Jun 2010 20:00 M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
10 Jun 2010 20:00 Knitting Factory *BKLYN* Brooklyn, New York , US
11 Jun 2010 20:00 The Mercury Lounge **EARLY SHOW - 9 PM** New York, US
12 Jun 2010 21:30 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, US
16 Jun 2010 21:30 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio, US
17 Jun 2010 20:00 Majestic Cafe Detroit, Michigan, US
18 Jun 2010 21:00 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois, US
19 Jun 2010 21:00 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
21 Jun 2010 21:30 Mad Planet Milwaukee, Wisconsin , US
22 Jun 2010 21:30 The Summit Columbus, Ohio, US
23 Jun 2010 20:00 Southgate House Parlour Newport, Kentucky , US
24 Jun 2010 20:00 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee, US
25 Jun 2010 21:30 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia, US
After a stop back home to feed the critters, Holly and Dave are back off around the US for some more live dates.
NEW ALBUM OUT 29TH MARCH (UK/EU) & 30TH MARCH (US):
POSTED 18TH MARCH 2010
Holly and Lawyer Dave are back with their third album together as Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs.
‘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
2. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Two Left Feet
3. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Medicine County
4. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Can't Lose
5. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Murder In My Mind
6. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Blood In The Saddle
7. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - When He Comes
8. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Escalator
9. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Eyes In The Back Of My Head
10. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Dearly Departed
11. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Don't Fail Me
12. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Jack O'Diamonds
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Medicine County (DAMGOOD350CD)
Available on CD and good old honest vinyl at: Damaged Goods(UK/EU/World)and Transdreamer(US/World).
|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
They are currently over in the states writing and demoing songs for their, as yet untitled, third album together which is due for release in February 2010 and Holly is also putting the finishing touches to a brand new compilation which is due out on Damaged Goods around Christmas.
|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.
|HOLLY ALBUM REISSUES: POSTED 15TH OCTOBER 2009
3 great Holly Golightly albums were rereleased earlier this year. All 3 were originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry and have been unavailable for some time. Head over to www.damagedgoods.co.uk to order online.
Painted On CD/LP
This is a reissue of Holly Golightly’s third proper album which was originally released in 1997 on the Sympathy label in the USA, now finally available on digipak CD and 12” LP vinyl.
‘Painted On’ is one of Holly’s favourite albums and it features some of her regular live favourites including ‘A Length Of Pipe’ and ‘I Let My Daddy Do That’ which she now plays along with Lawyer Dave in her current incarnation as Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs.
Up The Empire CD/LP
This is a reissue of Holly Golightly’s first ever live album which was originally released in 1998 on the Sympathy For The Record Industry label in the USA, now finally available on Digipak CD and 12” LP vinyl.
‘Up The Empire’ was Holly’s first live albums and it features thirteen tracks that was apparently recorded in the summer of 1997 at Bridgetown’s premier nightspot, The Empire Ballroom and features some of her regular live favourites she’s still playing today including ‘Won’t Go Out’ and ‘You Ain’t No Big Thing Baby’.
Down Gina's At 3 CD/2LP
‘Come on in, put your cigarettes out and have a dance’ kicks off this reissue of Holly Golightly’s second live album which was originally released in 2004 on CD only on the Sympathy For The Record Industry label in the USA, now finally available on a double 12” LP vinyl for the first time and dusted down for a Digipak CD.
‘Down Gina’s At 3’ was recorded at the start of their US tour in 2004 and released by the end of it!
This is pretty much the line-up which recorded Holly’s classic ‘Truly She Is None Other’ album and features Bruce Brand on Drums, Eric Stein on lead Guitar and Jack Lawrence on Bass. Ko And The Knockouts appear on the encore tracks.
Apparently just after the tape had run out there was a final encore and Jack White got up and did a stunning version of Louie Louie with the band. Never mind eh!
|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
There's a brand spanking new Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs album out today 14th October 2008.
It's called, "Dirt Don't Hurt" and if you listen carefully, you may just be able to hear the mud on our shoes.
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.
This particular project was recorded in the middle of our 50 date tour during the only break we had. That week found us in Gijon, Spain on the Northern coast. We chose to record there at an analog studio by the name of Circo Perotti which is outfitted with a lovely selection of vintage microphones and loads of ancient outboard treasures to play with. After wrangling with all the ghosts, goblins and gremlins that inhabit gear and studios of this nature, the record was completed in five days... which is one more day than we spent the last one, so it may seem a little over produced to some!
Available at www.damagedgoods.co.uk and www.transdreamer.com
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS - MY 45; NEW SEVEN INCH: POSTED 14TH OCTOBER 2008
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - My 45
Taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Dirt Don’t Hurt’ and released on rather fitting brown vinyl, Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave (A one man drum & guitar extravaganza) known as Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs are here with their first single ‘My 45’ & Getting High For Jesus’
‘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
2. Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs - Gettin' High For Jesus
Available at www.damagedgoods.co.uk
|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
This is a 4 track, split 7” (on clear or purple vinyl) featuring two tracks by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, who as I’m sure you know by now are the dynamic duo of Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave and two by The Stratford Sparrows a duo from Portland Oregon in the states.
Here’s what Holly & Dave had to say about their recordings for this single
(which are not on their recently released debut album ‘You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying’)
“Holly says to an inebriated Lawyer Dave, "Right, we've got to record two songs for
this split with The Stratford Sparrows. Right now."
The Lawyer tried his best to develop the film in his mind with the contaminated
chemicals still left in that dark room some would call a brain. He had spent the day
before "assembling" the two foot cubed box that would be his kick drum for the
upcoming tour and was in fact excited about the prospects of hearing it on tape.
"Alrighty then." saith Dave, "Let's git to it." After a brief reintroduction to the
tunes and a clumsy microphone setup the recording was underway. Shortly
thereafter, it was so.
"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
device and brought it back to the humble Stratford apartments.
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.
Every time Rev. Joe turns a knob or pushes a fader, the sounds in his head are approached.
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:
A1 I want to hug you, kiss you, squeeze you (til my arms fall off)
A2 No Big Thing
The Stratford Sparrows:
AA1 Why Me Lord?
AA2 The Christian Life
Text from Damaged Goods site (where you can also buy the single)
|OLDER GOINGS ON
If you visit the NEWS page and scroll down there's a selection of past gigs etc to peruse.