Belfast Telegraph

Hollie Cook destined for music

Hollie Cook has said it was inevitable she'd end up making music - because of her heritage.

The reggae singer's mother Jeni used to be in Culture Club while her father was Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook.

"I think it was fairly inevitable, to a degree," Hollie said.

"I've always been interested in performing. As a young kid I loved dance, so I went to ballet and tap and still kind of wish I was a dancer, but I got distracted by acting and singing.

"Acting was a very brief interest, and then it was just all about music."

Hollie recently supported the Stone Roses at Heaton Park.

She said: "It was a mixture of emotions. It was terrifying, in one sense.

"It's the most nervous I've been. I wanted to have fun, but because it was their gig and no-one was there to see me, I didn't feel like I had to try to win anyone over."

:: Hollie Cook's new single, For Me You Are, is out now. She's also appearing at a number of festivals in July, August and September. For full dates, visit


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