To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hollie Smith
Hollie Smith.jpg
Background information
Born (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 36)
OriginAuckland, New Zealand
GenresSoul, pop
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsSoundsmith Records
EMI Records (NZ)
Manhattan Records
Warner Music Group (NZ)
Associated actsTrinityRoots

Hollie Smith (born 17 November 1982) is a New Zealand soul singer-songwriter based in Wellington.[1] Her debut album Long Player reached number one on the RIANZ albums chart in 2007, and certified double platinum.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    368 180
    58 356
    8 157
    1 238
    3 217
  • ✪ Hollie Smith - Bathe In The River
  • ✪ "Water Or Gold" - Hollie Smith (2016)
  • ✪ Hollie Smith - Gone
  • ✪ "So Long" - Hollie Smith
  • ✪ Hollie Smith - A Lover's Tale



Early years

Smith attended Auckland's Willow Park Primary School, Takapuna Normal Intermediate and Northcote College.[2][3] In 1999, as a 16-year-old, Smith made the album Light From a Distant Shore after winning Best Female Vocalist at the National Jazz Festival of NZ.[4] This album of Celtic music was produced by her stepfather who was a well-known musician in New Zealand.[5]


In 2003, Smith moved to Wellington singing with TrinityRoots. She recorded an album Home, Land and Sea and toured with the band.[5] In 2005, the 5-track Hollie Smith EP was released, featuring her own compositions. In 2006, she released her debut full-length album, Long Player. Also in 2006, the single "Bathe in the River", written by Don McGlashan, was released. The song, from the soundtrack of the New Zealand feature film, No. 2, was a significant hit for Smith, spending 22 weeks in the NZ Top 10.[5]

In May, 2007, Smith signed a multi-album record deal with Manhattan Records, part of the Blue Note Label Group.[6] This deal then collapsed which forced the singer to use the profits of Long Player to get out of the deal with Blue Note.

After a forced two year absence from the music industry, Hollie Smith released the album Humour and the Misfortune of Others on 15 March 2010,[1] and toured New Zealand. She followed this soon after with the "Hollie and The Last S.O.S Tour" in New Zealand.[7]

2011 saw the release of a collaborative album Smith produced with Electric Wire Hustle member Mara TK titled "Band of Brothers Vol. 1", which received a 4 star review from the NZ Herald's Russell Baillie, describing it as "a sideways step but still highly approachable".[8]

In 2012, Smith along with fellow singer/songwriters Anika Moa and Boh Runga embarked on a sold-out national acoustic church tour of New Zealand.[9] Later that year Smith, Anika Moa, and Boh Runga starred in an online video campaign supporting gay marriage, alongside other New Zealand singers Anika Moa and Boh Runga, as well as Olympian Danyon Loader and former Governor-General Dame Catherine Tizard.[10]

In 2013 Smith, Anika Moa, and Boh Runga released a collaborative album titled "Anika Boh Hollie".[11] Following this they embarked on a national tour of concerts at wineries around New Zealand with the internationally acclaimed New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop.[12]

Later in 2013, Smith was selected to perform at the Australasian World Music Expo in Melbourne,[13] which resulted in an invitation to perform at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in July 2014.[14] There with her band she headlined her stage as part of the Les Soirees jazzy series of free outdoor concerts, performing two concurrent sets in front of an estimated audience of over 50,000. Reviewer Sharonne Cohen from US jazz magazine JazzTimes, went on to describe Smith's performance as "...powerhouse outdoor performance captivated thousands".[15] From there Smith's northern hemisphere tour continued with a concert in New York at the Rockwood Music Hall and further concerts throughout UK/Europe including several for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow.

In July 2015, Smith signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group (NZ) and then in September of that year released the single "Lady Dee",[16] followed by the 2016 release of her album "Water Or Gold" and released the singles "Helena", "Lead The Way" and "Water Or Gold". In 2016, Smith completed two tours of New Zealand [17] and a tour of Australia [18] to promote the release of the album.


Studio albums

Year Title Details Peak chart
1999 Light From a Distant Shore
  • Label: Etherean
2007 Long Player
  • Released: 28 May 2007
  • Label: Soundsmith/EMI
  • RMNZ: 2x Platinum
2010 Humour and the Misfortune of Others
  • Released: 15 March 2010
  • Label: Soundsmith/EMI
  • RMNZ: Gold
2011 Band of Brothers Vol. 1
  • Released as Hollie Smith and Mara TK
  • Released: 1 August 2011
  • Label: Soundsmith
2013 Peace of Mind
  • Released as Anika, Boh & Hollie
  • Released: 1 February 2013
  • Label: Civic/Sony
2016 Water or Gold
  • Released: 1 April 2016
  • Label: Soundsmith/Warner

As featured artist


Year Title Details Peak chart
2006 Hollie Smith
  • Released: 2006


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2006 "Bathe In the River"
(Mt Raskil Preservation Society featuring Hollie Smith)
2 Non-album single
2008 "Sensitive to a Smile" 33 Lights of the Pacific: The Very Best of Herbs
2015 "Team, Ball, Player, Thing"
(#KiwisCureBatten featuring Lorde, Kimbra, Brooke Fraser, et al.)
2 Non-album single
2015 "Lady Dee" - Single
2016 "Helena" - Single
2016 "Lead The Way" - Single
2016 "Water Or Gold" - Single
2016 "Please"
(New Zealand White Ribbon Campaign)
- Non-album Single


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1996 Hollie Smith Tauranga Jazz Festival - Best Vocalist Won
2007 Long Player New Zealand Music Awards - Album of the Year Nominated
2007 Hollie Smith - Long Player New Zealand Music Awards - Best Female Solo Artist Won
2007 Hollie Smith - Long Player New Zealand Music Awards - Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
2007 Hollie Smith New Zealand Music Awards - Best Aotearoa Roots Album Won
2007 Jeremy Toy & Hollie Smith – Long Player (Hollie Smith) New Zealand Music Awards - Best Producer Won
2010 Hollie Smith – Humour and the Misfortune of Others New Zealand Music Awards - Best Female Artist Nominated
2010 Hollie Smith – Humour and the Misfortune of Others New Zealand Music Awards - Best Aotearoa Roots Album Nominated
2012 Hollie Smith – Band of Brothers Vol.1 (Hollie Smith & Mara TK) New Zealand Music Awards - Best Roots Album Nominated
2016 Hollie Smith – Water Or Gold (Hollie Smith) New Zealand Music Awards - Best Album Nominated
2016 Hollie Smith – Water Or Gold (Hollie Smith) New Zealand Music Awards - Best Female Vocalist Nominated


  1. ^ a b Leary, Ingrid (26 May 2007). "Hollie Smith – doing her own thing". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Hollie Smith - musician". AIMES Award winners 2007. North Harbour Club. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Alumni". Northcote College. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. ^ Hollie Smith
  5. ^ a b c Kara, Scott (20 July 2006). "Hollie Smith – soul sister". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  6. ^ Brown, Russell (11 July 2007). "Good golly, Miss Hollie". Idealog #10. Idealog. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  7. ^ NEWS: Hollie Smith Announces The Last SOS Tour Archived 14 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine Rip It Up Magazine Retrieved 2010-07-09
  8. ^ [1] NZ Herald Retrieved 2011-04-08
  9. ^ [2] NZ Herald Retrieved 2012-10-13
  10. ^ "Marriage equality 'about love'". 3 News NZ. 6 December 2012.
  11. ^ [3] NZ Herald Retrieved 2013-02-07
  12. ^ [4] Official Winery Tour Website
  13. ^ [5] NZ@ AWME 2013
  14. ^ [6] Official Montreal Jazz Festival Website
  15. ^ ["]JazzTimes Retrieved 2014-07-09
  16. ^ [7]
  17. ^ [8]
  18. ^ [9]
  19. ^ a b "HOLLIE SMITH IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  20. ^ "ANIKA, BOH AND HOLLIE IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 11 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  22. ^ "WHENUA PATUWAI IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 July 2014.

External links

This page was last edited on 22 September 2019, at 06:37
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.