Hollie Cook: The Young Queen of Reggae and Lovers Rock Takes Over the Santa Monica Pier

Hollie Cook is a Phenomenon. She is unaffected and unflinchingly natural. She sings love songs. Here’s the secret–her father is the coolest Sex Pistol–Paul Cook. Why the coolest ? Well, he’s a drummer for fucks sake! Never a breath of scandal about him. Happily married to a women of color, and this daughter of his is a jewel of integrity.

The evening started with dinner at Rustys Surf Ranch. I think I’ll become a regular there. Dinner was great, and the opening bands wafted reggae vibes to our table before the magnificent reggae chill factor set from Holly. She calls her music “tropical pop,” and the sounds were perfect for a concert on the Santa Monica Pier. The ocean breeze and carnival sounds, the smell of the ocean air, and the waves licking the shore were intoxicating. I am to attend Hollie’s shows forevermore.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves. www.lapunkmuseum.com
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