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Holliss & Associates
I've performed with a number of different musicians over my career. In the past I've worked with Ravi Poliah on trumpet, J.F. Raymond on turntables, Tomato Tomatoe, assorted jazz groups and complete strangers that didn't quite know what to make of it all.
My collaborators now are Rodney Guitarsplat (guitar, percussion) and Richard Sixto (sax, percussion). Together we perform as Holliss & Associates. I chose the name to honour my father, who called his consulting firm that. Since he's been gone over 30 years now, I doubt if there will be much confusion in the marketplace as to which is which...
As H&A all three of us perform spoken word. I play with percussion toys when either of the other two are reading, and between us we've easily got over an hour's worth of material. In fact, we've done a whole 3-set night by ourselves before. To my astonishment, people not only stayed, but some of them got up and danced. I guess we gots riddim, eh?