band Bio

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Hold On Hollywood:
Ian Dartez - Vocals/Guitar
Nick Dees - Guitar/Vocals
Corey Morgan - Bass
Devin Holden - Drums
HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD is a rock band based out of Houston, TX. Their sound combines powerful vocals, massive guitars, unforgettable melodies, relatable lyrics, and infectious pop hooks that will have you singing along before the first chorus ends. Since debuting in April 2015, HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has built a dedicated fan base through their steady stream of live shows in Texas, Louisiana, and the East Coast. Notable acts that HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has performed with include:
Bon Jovi
Blue October
Theory of a Deadman
Steel Panther
Drowning Pool
Saving Abel
Framing Hanley
Red Sun Rising
Gemini Syndrome
Black Tide
Burn Halo
Super Bob
Robert DeLong
A Perfect Circle
The Dirty Heads
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Scott Stapp (Creed)
Puddle of Mudd
The Struts
The Nixons
Bear Hands
The Blue Stones
The Bunny The Bear
It Lies Within
2018 was HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's biggest year yet, with the band landing the opportunity of a lifetime opening Bon Jovi's "This House Is Not For Sale" tour date in Houston, TX (READ MORE). This put the band in front of an audience of 15,000+ fans at Houston's Toyota Center, and led to HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's debut single "The Chase" being picked up and put into regular rotation on Houston's biggest Rock/Alternative station 94.5 The Buzz. The song spent the second half of 2018 in the station's Top 40, and often making it's way into the Top 20. "The Chase" finished out the year on The Buzz's "Top 94 Songs of 2018" list.

Things have been on a steady upward climb for HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD since performing with Bon Jovi. They released the music video for "Save Me", the title track off the band's debut EP in April of 2018, and toured the East Coast with The Bunny The Bear and It Lies Within in May. The band performed at two of Houston's biggest annual festivals, the "94.5 The Buzz Bud Light Roast" in July and "Buzzfest" in October. The Roast marked the band's first performance at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the Houston area's largest and most respected venues, where they shared the stage with Blue October, Awolnation, Theory of a Deadman, and Robert DeLong. A new video for "The Chase" was filmed at The Roast and released on July 25, 2018 and stacked up over 12,000 views on Facebook in it's first 4 days. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD returned to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for "Buzzfest" in October, where they performed with A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, The Dirty Heads, and more. Houston Press listed HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's set as one of the festival's Top 5 performances of the day (READ MORE).

HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD continues to tour regionally while writing and recording new music for the band's next EP, to be released in Summer 2019. Get connected with HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD at and on all your favorite Social Media sites!

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