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Holly Woods

A native of Durham, North Carolina, Anne "Holly" Woods moved from San Francisco to Toronto in the mid 70's after fronting Sass, and then Gambler. She was introduced to Brian Allen in 1977, and with the addition of Scott Kreyer, Nick Costello and Jimmy Fox (all native New Yorkers) and Sheron Alton, "Toronto" was formed...one of the most energetic live hard rock acts in Canadian history.

After a string of Top 40 hits and nearly 700,000 albums sold, Toronto disbanded in 1985. Holly Woods and Scott Kreyer relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and began recording at Lowery Studios with producer Sonny Limbo but the sessions were cut short when Sonny passed away suddenly.

The "lost" masters have now been resurrected and with it, the most powerful performance of Holly Woods' career. Recorded in Atlanta in 1985 with famed producer Sonny Limbo and original Toronto keyboardist Scott Kreyer, the album features eight soulful and hard rocking hits that will satisfy any fans of Holly Woods and Toronto.

Set to be released in summer 2007, the album "Live It Up!", will again put Holly Woods' back in the forefront of great Canadian rock.

Studio Line-up Featuring:
Holly Woods: Vocals
Scott Kreyer: Keyboards
...various session musicians

Contact/Booking Info:
416.738.5022
Booking: bookings@cyclonerecords.ca
Fanmail: hollywoods@cyclonerecords.ca

FAN SITE: www.hollywoods.com
Holly Woods Press Kit


Music:

Pirate Radio Hard Rock Show
Indie Music Sampler #43
The Big Break #60 (Holly Woods feature including interview)
Ed's Mixed Bag #82
Preying Lizard's No Man's Land
80's Meltdown Artist Spotlight (12-19 May 07)
PodcastCafe #77
Preying Lizard's No Man's Land
Ed's Mixed Bag #86
Hot Sheet Mon 06-10-07
PodcastCafe #84
GD's Bite Size Bonus #414
Daily Source Code #636
Suffolk 'n Cool #074
Pod Playlist
Gomem Show #58
Views From The Cave #25
Ed's Mixed Bag #94
PSM Hit Makers #47 Top 10
Preying Lizard's No Man's Land 08-10-07
ComPod #60
Preying Lizard's No Man's Land 08-10-07
Eye of the Storm #10-12 (3 Part Interview)
Virtual YooperCast #8


:: PRESS ::

Thanks to Stu Jeffries for plugging Holly Woods and Toronto on Boom 97.3 tonight. Boom is playing Toronto's greatest hits this weekend, so tune in and check it out. Watch for more coming on the Boom 97.3 80's show.

Holly Woods was interviewed by the Moose Jaw Times Herald in support of her tour. You can read the full article here.

Holly Woods was the October 2009 featured artist at ZMQC Productions here.

Holly Woods' latest CD, "Live It Up!" and Cyclone Records got plugged on 8 May 2008 on CITY-TV's Breakfast Television (Toronto).

Holly Woods was interviewed on Cyclone Records' Eye of the Storm podcast. Spanning three parts, the interview covers Holly's thoughts on fan connection, her success in Toronto and hopes for the future. You can check it out here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Holly Woods appears in this month's issue (#91) of UK's PowerPlay Magazine available on newstands as of 31 August 07 or through their website here.

Toronto Exclusive Magazine says "Holly Woods is back, quite possibly better than ever with a powerhouse performance on eight rock and blues tracks that comprise "Live it Up!" For those old enough to remember the distinctive sound of ' Toronto', you will be transported back in time. It's pure 80's power rock with a dynamic voice that commands attention. Track #4 is titled "Win" - very fitting, as this CD is a definite "Win" for Holly."

The Single "Where Are We Now" is listed as the #5 on the Podsafe Music Network's top played songs for August.

Glory-Daze.com calls "Live It Up!" the "sugar bullet to open a few doors for Holly as she resurrects the 80's in uncompromising style."

Canadian rock legend Greg Godovitz (Goddo) interviewed his old friend and music alumni Holly Woods on his weekly radio program "Rock Talk" on Toronto's CFRB 1010. You can listen in live via the internet at www.CFRB.com.

RockAces.com of Greece are big fans of Toronto and has added "Live It Up!" to their playlist. Watch soon for their review of the album here.

Keith Fraser wrote in CDReviewsByYou.com: "Holly has a level of styling that only pure talent and years of professionalism can bring. The entire CD fits together like jigsaw pieces with both the production and lyrics strongly pounding out song after song. Live It Up shows Holly certainly has the vocal chops and charm to stand on her own." You can read the full review here.

Holly Woods co-hosted That 80's Show on Ottawa's soft rock station, Majic 100 (100.3 FM), on July 6th. Played on the show were tracks from her Toronto career as well as tracks from the "Live It Up!" CD. Check back here for an archived version of the show.

Holly Woods is the Featured Artist on CD Reviews By You that says "Live It Up!" is "all classic eighties rock - cowbell, keyboards and all; sure to satisfy the fans of the old band. So get out the hairspray and leg warmers and enjoy this great trip down memory lane. "

Holly Woods was the Featured Artist Spotlight on 80's Meltdown, the world's largest syndicated network of stations featuring music from the 1980's. You can check out an archived version of the spotlight here.

Chart Attack Magazine writes "Holly Woods Evens The Score After Unearthing 20-Year-Old Recordings."

VEX Magazine says "Forget all about looking for that retro-80s music you love so much. This album IS 80s music! Originally recorded in 1986 and all but lost until now, the former member of the iconic rock band, Toronto, has released a collection of songs that will have you kicking back with a beer, while fondly reminiscing about the days of mullets, Mustang 5.0s and 'Res-parties'. Party on!"

Check out the interview at Indie Music Stop with Holly Woods and Scott Kreyer regarding their upcoming release "Holly Woods-Live It Up!" as well as a rare glimpse into their Toronto days and beginning in the music business.

Holly Woods was interviewed live by our good friend, Don Lewis, of the Big Break Podcast. The show was also broadcast on Kansas City Online.

PRESS RELEASE: Holly Woods Embarks on Western Canadian Tour in Support of Album

PRESS RELEASE: Holly Woods (formerly of 80's Rock Band Toronto) Set to Release a "New" Album


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