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Hollie Smith

Official website Hollie Smith (born 17 November 1982) is a New Zealand soul singer-songwriter based in Wellington. Her debut album Long Player reached number one on the RIANZ albums chart in 2007, and certified double platinum. In 2003, Smith moved to Wellington singing with TrinityRoots. She recorded an album Home, Land and Sea and toured with the band. 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”, set to music by Don McGlashan, was released. “Bathe in the River” featured on the soundtrack to the film, No. 2, and was a top 10 hit for Smith. In May, 2007, Smith signed a multi-album record deal with Manhattan Records, part of the Blue Note Label Group. This deal collapsed in 2009 which forced the singer to use the profits of Long Player to get out of the deal with Blue Note. She now manages her own music using the New Zealand parent company of Blue Note, EMI, for publicity and advertising. She released the album Humour and the Misfortune of Others on 15 March 2010,  following up with the “The Hollie Smith and The Last S.O.S Tour”