MASCOT LABEL GROUP ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF
HOLLIS BROWN TO GLOBAL RECORDING AGREEMENT
Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of Hollis Brown to a global recording agreement with Cool Green Recordings. Lead singer Mike Montali shares, “It’s an honor to be working with one of the best labels in the world. Can’t wait to do amazing things together.” Mascot Label Group President, North America Ron Burman offers, “We’re thrilled to have Hollis Brown join our MLG family. I love their unique brand of infectious soulful authentic American rock. Mike’s got classic vocals in the vein of Petty, Dylan, and Young…. I was blown away the first time I heard them.”
Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, and Adam Bock(keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis.
The band has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009. Alongside side raves from media across the globe, the band’s repertoire has been featured in the worldwide trailer for the Michael Keaton film “The Founder,” the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country,” Direct TV’s “Kingdom”; Showtime’s “Shameless,” MTV’s “Real World,” and an online ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch alongside many other syncs.
The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building an impressive fan base on both continents.