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Hold On Hollywood:
 
Ian Dartez - Vocals/Guitar
Nick Dees - Guitar/Vocals
Corey Morgan - Bass
Devin Holden - Drums

HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD is a rock band based out of Houston, TX. Their sound combines powerful vocals, massive guitars, unforgettable melodies, relatable lyrics, and infectious pop hooks that will have you singing along before the first chorus ends. Since debuting in April 2015, HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has built a dedicated fan base through their steady stream of live shows in Southeast Texas, Louisiana, and have begun venturing out on tours across the US. Notable acts that HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has performed with include:

- Bon Jovi
- Blue October
- Awolnation
- Theory of a Deadman
- Steel Panther
- Drowning Pool
- Saving Abel
- Framing Hanley
- Red Sun Rising
- Gemini Syndrome
- Black Tide
- Burn Halo
- SycAmour
- Super Bob
- Dellacoma
- Robert DeLong

2018 is stacking up to be HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's biggest year yet. The band landed the opportunity of a lifetime in March, when they were announced as the winners of the Live Nation/94.5 The Buzz contest to open for Bon Jovi's "This House Is Not For Sale" tour date in Houston, TX. This put the band in front of an audience of 18,000+ fans at Houstonís Toyota Center, and led to HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD's debut single "The Chase" being picked up and put into regular rotation on Houston's biggest Rock/Alternative station 94.5 The Buzz.

Since then, things have been on a steady upward climb for HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD. They released the music video for "Save Me", the title track off the band's debut EP in April, toured the East Coast with The Bunny The Bear and It Lies Within in May, and performed at the "94.5 The Buzz Bud Light Roast" in July. The Roast marked the band's first performance at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the Houston area's largest and most respected venues, where they shared the stage with Blue October, Awolnation, Theory of a Deadman, and Robert DeLong. A new video for "The Chase" was filmed at The Roast and released on July 25, 2018 and stacked up over 12,000 views on Facebook in it's first 4 days.

HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD will spend the remainder of 2018 touring regionally while recording and releasing new music. Get connected with HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD at holdonhollywood.com and on all your favorite Social Media sites!


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