Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Nik Hollis

Nik HollisPlymouth based musician, mainly guitarist, attempts to sing a little. Generally into heavy/hard rock/metal, but certainly not limited to those styles. Lived and played in London for 10 years but decided to relocate to hometown with girlfriend. Love music, needs to be intense in some way, be it extreme punk like early Napalm Death, Progressive post-rock (I hate categorizing) like Sigur Ros/Mogwai, classic stuff like Zeppelin, Queen, Sabbath etc.. Slayer, Maiden blah-de-blah.

From: Plymouth – but London is equally considered my hometown.

Preferred genres: Rock/metal but also into stuff like Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Aphrodites’s Child, Suede, Springsteen, anything that floats my boat.

Five favorite bands:

1. Queen.
2. Led Zeppelin.
3. Iron Maiden.
4. Black Sabbath.
5. The Beatles.

Current bands (yes I know technically Maiden are current but, well 5 is not enough!)
1. Sigur Ros.
2. Walking Papers.
3. Slayer.
4. Napalm Death.
5. Suede.

Five favorite albums:
1. Queen – A Night at the Opera.
2. Slayer – Reign in Blood.
3. Napalm Death – From Enslavement to Obliteration.
4. Walking Papers – Walking Papers.
5 – Aphrodite’s Child – 666.

This list is subject to change!

Most embarrassing album owned: Does a Gary Glitter 7″ count? I’ve flogged all my rubbish. Oh, Queen – Hot Space.

Favourite venues: Kentish Town Forum, Brixton Academy, Hammersmith Apollo, Bristol O2 Academy,

First gig: Paul Young – Cornwall Coliseum – 1985 (I was 10, give me some slack).

Favorite gig: Guns n’ Roses – Donington – 1988 (2pm, 45 minute set, original line-up). Followed by various times watching Sigur Ros, Slayer, Napalm, Suede, Anthrax…….

Favorite drink: Stella/Kronenbourg/JD ‘n’ coke

Favorite food: Sushi/mexican