Tim Hollier

Tim Hollier.From: Brighton, England

Tim Hollier is considered one of the most unfairly neglected folk artists out of England. Hollier’s music was a combination trippy, elegant psychedelic folk-rock. At the age of 13, Hollier formed his first band, the Meteors, with a group of friends from school. He later attended art college and played in a folk duo called the Sovereigns. He then moved to London to study graphic design, and got involved in the folk scene, finding limited success opening for the likes Jo Ann Kelly and visiting Paul Simon.

Simon Napier-Bell, best known as the man who inherited the Yardbirds’ management from Giorgio Gomelsky, took Hollier’s career to the next level. Hollier signed a contract  with United Artists Records’ UK division, which was far more adventurous. Hollier’s debut album, Message to a Harlequin, was released in October of 1968, and was excellent at showcasing his vocals and psychedelic-flavored songs.

In 1969, Hollier left United Artists and signed with Fontana Records, releasing his self-titled, self-produced second album in the summer of 1970. The album failed to sell, and a third album also failed to do well. In 1973, Hollier went in another direction and became a producer, forming his own label, Songwriters Workshop. In the 1980’s, Hollier moved into music publishing, and later delved into movie financing.

Artist information sources include: an article by Bruce Eder at Allmusic.com

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1970 album Tim Hollier
Tim Hollier

  • Seagull’s Song