A fresh new twist to the classic rock sound - that's what New Hollow delivers! The trio is made up of 16-year-old lead singer/keyboardist/bassist Evan West, 16-year-old lead singer/guitar Mick Clouse, and 14-year-old drummer/back-up vocalist Chad Blashford. In addition to be skilled at multiple instruments, they also write their own songs.
They formed in September of 2009. They came up with band's name from a merging of "New" from New Albany (a small suburb in Columbus, OH), with "Hollow" from a street sign they passed during a trip to Cleveland. According to the New Hollow Songfacts, they played their first major gig at the New Albany Classic in August 2010, as the opening act for American Idol star David Archuleta.
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New Hollow is an American pop rock band from New Albany, Ohio. The band is composed of three teenagers.
New Hollow was founded by three students at New Albany High School (Ohio), who initially began playing together while still elementary school students under the name Monkee Hollow. The single, entitled "SiCK", was released November 1, 2010, and reached the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 86. The single sold over 28,000 physical copies in its first week, en route to selling 140,000 units by early 2011. The group signed an agreement with Justice, a girls' clothing store, to market their debut single; Justice has done similar deals with the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber.
In November 2010, the band also performed The Star-Spangled Banner at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys on Fox TV. In January 2011, the band played at events for then-governor-elect of Ohio, John Kasich to become the first rock band in history to perform inside the Ohio Statehouse.