Jim Hollis is a personable, energetic, and dynamic one-man pop-rock act, providing live musical entertainment, with special emphasis on 60′s and 70′s pop and rock classics. With a pure and powerful vocal character, accompanied by six string guitar, Jim puts forth an unmatched selection of classic hits for audiences of all ages. Jim is a vocal stylist, taking special care to preserve the original arrangement of the song as remembered by the listener. He can perform both as a vocalist-guitarist for lighter fare, for sing-along parties and “music back” ambient listening, or as a lively one-man dance band, featuring self-arranged and fully orchestrated backing tracks as a supplement to his versatile singing voice and accompaniment guitar.
A well-tempered, hard-working, and frequently busy professional with nearly thirty years of stage performance, Jim was a founding member of several notable acts in New England. His remake of Dobie Gray’s top ten hit ‘Drift Away’ was a regional adult contemporary favorite and received national airplay for eight weeks on 108 radio stations, peaking at #28. Sharing the stage with the legendary Beach Boys on two separate occasions, Jim has been featured as an opener for many national acts, including Neil Sedaka, Pat Travers, Steppenwolf, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, The Outlaws, and The Turtles.
Jim’s musical selections include a tasteful blend of instantly recognizable classics from such timeless acts as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Kinks, Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen. Enjoy crowd-pleasing singalongs from Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, and Van Morrison. You’ll also hear the best of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and some truly unusual and catchy and “one-hit wonders” that time has all but forgotten. Additionally, he is well recognized for his wacky humor, quick wit, and often hilarious send-ups of popular songs. You simply cannot find a performer that is more “in tune” with his genre. Dedication, interaction with listeners, and respect for the classics, has won Jim Hollis a solid reputation as the premier purveyor of the music of his times.