Blue Museum TOOTH EP Out Now!
You can now download and stream the new Blue Museum EP entitled TOOTH in full on almost all of the sites! We are going to be celebrating it with a month of special shows where you can get it yourself a hard copy.
The Edge of the Hill Performance
I am incredibly excited to share with you my performance of my new original work, "The Edge of the Hill,"a piece that was endorsed by Arts Mid Hudson's Decentralization Grant Program.
You can view Saturday's performance on YouTube now. Just CLICK HERE
It was performed at The O+ Festival at The Old Dutch Church on Friday, October 5th at 10pm and Saturday, October 6th at 1pm.
Performing with Liana Gabel Band at Unison Art Center
The Liana Gabel Band will be performing at the Unison Art Center in New Paltz on February 8th at 8:00pm. Unison Art Center is a great place to hear music and this is a show not to miss. We'll be celebrating something special soon to be announced!
Tickets range from $10-$20 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.
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The Edge of the Hill Performance THIS WEEKEND
I am incredibly excited to perform my new original work, "The Edge of the Hill,"a piece that was endorsed by Arts Mid Hudson's Decentralization Grant Program. It is being performed at The O+ Festival at The Old Dutch Church on Friday, October 5th at 10pm and Saturday, October 6th at 1pm. The piece will be performed by a 10 piece ensemble conducted by Neil Alexander to be accompanied by electronic samples and soundscapes played by yourstruly. Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT HERE for information on purchasing a wristband to the festival and learn more about it
The Edge of the Hill
I am excited to announce that I am the proud recipient of the Individual Arts Commission from Arts Mid Hudson for the commission of my new orchestral work entitled: The Edge of the Hill. It will be an instrumental piece that features interviews from residents of Ulster County concerning their thoughts and feelings on the beautiful environment here in the Hudson Valley. The piece will be performed at the O+ Music Festival on October 5th and 6th at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY. The interviews will be used in both a concrete and abstract manner. For instance, someone's response might become the sound of running water, or it might be kept fairly normal. These electronic elements will be their own voice in the composition amidst the rest of the orchestral instruments. . I'm currently looking for interviewees, specifically for Farmers, Politicians, Activists, Teachers, and Students! Email Hollisthefirst@gmail.com if you are interested!
Draught Industry Residency
I will be performing with a different artist each month on the Third Thursday at Draught Industries in Beacon, NY. Come enjoy a beer, whiskey, or some tasty eats while enjoying the tunes. CLICK HERE for more information.
January - Christian Joao (Jazz/Blues)
February - James O'Keeffe (Jazz/Blues)
March - Liana Gabel (Soul/Blues/Folk)
More TBA soon!
Lost and Found EP Now Available!
You can now listen to the Lost and Found EP HERE:
(Go to bandcamp to purchase a limited edition blue cassette tape NOW)
First Single from new Lost and Found EP Debuts!
Check out The Big Takeover's premier of Oh October from my Lost and Found EP, to be released this January 2017.
BLUE MUSEUM EP NOW AVAILABLE
You can now listen to the Blue Museum EP HERE:
Blue Museum LIVE at The Falcon
Hope you can join us this Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm for a special performance by Blue Museum at The Falcon, one of our favorite venues in New York, located in Marlboro, NY. We will be joined by the very talented Ricky Stein all the way from Austin, TX and our dear friend and musical collaborator, Liana Gabel. Go HERE for reservations or HERE for the Facebook Event.
The Secret Annex Premier
TOMORROW, May 1st, a ballet that I transcribed and co-arranged for the Orange County Ballet Theater will be performed. It was written by Richard Masloski and choreographed by Mandy Clifford. It will be held at Aquinas Hall at Mount Sain Mary College. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Breakfast in Fur Debuts Portrait Music Video
Go HERE to check out the new Breakfast in Fur music video. That's me playing the Guitar and Bass in the video!
Now Booking The Liana Gabel Four
The Liana Gabel Four is a new fun and exciting group that features Hudson Valley/NY Veterans Liana Gabel, Christian Joao, Harry D'Agostino, and myself, Michael Hollis.
Check out our NEW Promotional video, recorded and edited by Jason Shelton
Unveiling the Hudson Valley Music Collective!
I'm proud to announce the debut of the Hudson Valley Music Collective, a collective of working musicians who teach privately. We will be hosting a monthly Jam Session at Root Note Music in New Paltz, NY as well as some great Master Classes and Workshops!
Go to for more information.
Breakfast in Fur Live at SXSW
Breakfast in Fur is heading down to SXSW for a week of fun shows! Our itinerary is:
Thursday, March 19th @ 12a - @ at the Bar None Showcase at Valhalla
Friday, March 20th @ 7p - @ Powerhouse Factories Friday party at Fado’s (4th St. & Lavaca)
Saturday, March 21st @ 3p - @ the Music For Listeners SXSW Party at El Sapo
Blue Museum Review on No Smoking Media
Check out No Smoking Media's review of Floating here: