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Holly Cole is one of those multi-dimensional artists that cannot be placed in any one category. The Canadian vocalist who has a sultry voice is known for her sense of humor and her ability to transform traditional standards of pop classics. She is not only particularly popular in North America but also in countries like Japan. She has come up with music that fall under multiple genres like rock, show tunes and country music but jazz has become her forte. Holly Cole tickets are available now and this is your chance to catch her live.
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Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was exposed to music at a very young age as her both her parents were musicians. Her father Leon Cole worked at CBC radio while her mother Carolyn Cole was an arts administrator. As a child she liked equestrian sports before Sarah Vaughan’s music helped her discover her true calling; jazz. Piano seemed to be the instrument of choice for the Cole family and Holly mastered it too. Cole family is musically gifted as her brother also enrolled in the famed Berklee College of Music at the time when she was only sixteen. In one of the summers, she joined her brother along with his friends and this brief stint motivated her to pursue a career in music.
1983 was the year she left Halifax to go to Toronto, looking for a break. Initially she performed solo in gigs and in two years formed her own band, the Holly Cole Trio with the pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch. The first year of the band was spent playing a minimalistic jazz style and in no time they became a regular feature of the jazz circuit in the city. Music labels were impressed by their progress and Tom Berry from Alert Music signed the band in 1989. Their first release Girl Talk came out in 1990, making Holly Cole Trio immensely famous in Canada. Couple of years later they signed a deal with Blue Note’s Manhattan imprint and came out with Blame It on My Youth. 200,000 units of the album were sold all over the world and the band won high praise especially in Japan.
Their next album, Don’t Smoke in Bed was recorded in 1993 and in it Holly Cole Trio experimented with pop elements. This proved to be a bigger hit as compared to her earlier work making her the darling of the Canadian music scene. The band then performed Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now which proved to be a success. This also broadcasted the trio’s ambition to take on a new direction. These were very exciting times for the Holly Cole Trio.
Their next album Tempatation came out in 1995. Cole’s choice to cover classics by Tom Waits did wonders for her and she reproduced compositions by Mary Margaret O’Hara, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles for Dark Heart in 1997. The band then took on Cole’s name although Davis and Piltch remained at her side. The Romantically Helpless was released in 2000. In 2001 she came out with a holiday album Baby, it’s cold outside but she went back to her original style with her 2003 release, Shade and Holly Cole which hit the shelves in 2007. In 2011, Cole reunited with her original trio lineup as Davis found his place on the piano and Piltch was the bassist. The additions were: Rob Piltch (guitars), John Johnson (horns) and David DiRenzo (drums). Steal the Night: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio came out in February 2012 and it led to a studio collection of various covers titled Night. As she takes the live stage along with her band members, make sure to grab your Holly Cole tickets in time. She will leave you thoroughly entertained.