HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD are:
Ian Dartez | Nick Dees | Corey Morgan | Devin Holden
HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD is arguably the biggest new rock band based out of Houston, TX. Their sound combines powerful vocals, with massive guitars, and their songs feature unforgettable melodies, coupled with relatable lyrics, and infectious pop hooks that will have you singing along before the first chorus even ends.
Since debuting in April of 2015, HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has built a dedicated fan base through their steady stream of live shows, and the band has shared the stage with legendary bands, including A Perfect Circle, Candlebox, Hinder, Puddle Of Mudd, Scott Stapp, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Blacktop Mojo, and many more.
2018 saw HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD land the opportunity of a lifetime, when they opened Bon Jovi's "This House Is Not For Sale" tour date at Houston's Toyota Center(18,300 cap.). That opportunity led to HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's debut single "The Chase" being picked up and put into regular rotation on Houston's biggest Rock radio station, 94.5 'The Buzz'. The song spent the second half of 2018 in the station's Top 40, often making its way into the Top 20, and "The Chase" finished out the year on The Buzz's "Top 94 Songs of 2018" countdown.
Things have been on a steady upward climb for HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD since then. The band released the music video for "Save Me", the title track off their debut EP in April of 2018, and toured up and down the East Coast. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD 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" took place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (16,500 cap.), where they shared the stage with Blue October, Awolnation, and Theory of a Deadman. A live performance video for "The Chase" was filmed at that show and released on July 25, 2018. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD later 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, The Struts, Badflower, and more. Houston Press listed HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's set as one of the festival's Top 5 live performances of the day.
The band spent most of 2019 recording new music, along with headlining shows at all of the major venues in the Houston area, and touring regionally. 2019 included another live performance with Blue October, where they headlined the second stage at Blue October's 1st Annual "Houston Music & Arts Festival" at White Oak Music Hall (4,500 cap.). HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD was named "Rock Artist of the Year" at the 2019 H-Town Awards, where they were also nominated for "Entertainer of the Year" and "Music Video of the Year". Finally, the band finished out 2019 by being nominated for SIX awards at the 2019 Houston "Support Local Music Awards", and headlined a multi-stage event at Warehouse Live (1,800 cap.) to celebrate the band's 5th Anniversary.
HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD released their second EP, affectionately-titled, Love Stories, on Valentine’s Day of 2020. It features four new original songs produced by Blue October's Matt Noveskey, plus a cover of Eddie Money's hit "Take Me Home Tonight" produced by Grammy-nominated producer Stephen Bogle. The EP's first radio single and video, “Movies” is available NOW for airplay and streaming.
HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD are: