Daily Dose: Stuart Hollinger – YOLO
My name is Stuart Hollinger and I was raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I come from a musical family that plays Hawaiian music. I’ve been the “black” sheep and don’t play Hawaiian music and they still love me ! At the age of 13 I wanted to join a Rock-N-Roll band but could not afford to buy an instrument so became the lead singer for the band. At the age of 18 got my first guitar and a few years later I was playing clubs in Honolulu.
I learned the bass along the way and did top 40 stuff around town. I moved to Kaua’i in 1984 and continued to play music for a couple more years. I then stopped playing for 20 years and had a “real” job. 5 years ago I had the feeling that I wanted to record an album. I didn’t want any regrets and wake one day and say to myself that I could have , should have.
So I recorded and released my first album in 2013 called “Dangerous Crossing”. It won an award for Rock album of the year in 2014 at the Na Hoku Hanohano awards ( the Hawaiian version of the Grammys).
I’ve released this current album December 2015 called “Endangered Species” to which I am donating a portion of my sales proceeds to wildlife organizations here in Hawaii and in the mainland. I’m also promoting awareness of the plight of our wild life organizations. Please donate and promote and be the one to make a difference!
SOURCE: Official Bio