About

Chronology

 

1986

Jim Hollis began his full time musical career as singer-guitarist for his first band ‘Pop Chronicles,’ as house entertainer for the Mountain Inn at Killington Resort. The following summer, Pop Choronicles appeared as the house band for an upscale restaurant on Cape Cod. This fast-paced, comical pop oldies act toured hard throughout northeast New England for several years, building a fervent cult following. Opening performances included the Turtles and the Outlaws.


1991

Performed in acoustic duo ‘Good Noise,’ with opening acts for Molly Hatchet, Rick Derringer/Edgar Winter, Steppenwolf, Pat Travers and Mark Farner.


1992

Jim signed recording contract with independent record label as a solo artist, putting forth a respectable remake of Dobie Gray’s classic 1973 top ten hit, “Drift Away.” Jim’s single release received airplay on 108 radio stations nationwide for over eight weeks. The song reached an extraordinary peak of #28 in the Gavin Report, sharing the adult contemporary playlist with rock greats Bob Seger (‘Real Love’) and Tom Petty (‘Free Fallin’)


1993

‘Pop Chronicles’ reunites as a high-energy pop-rock duo under the name ‘Chronicles’. Jim begins his first shot at a very successful solo career following ‘Chronicles’ breakup.


1995

Jim begins a five-year stint with the ever-popular ‘Knucklehedz’ This classic “power duo” performed to a huge fan base throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Highlights included two opening performances with the Beach Boys and one with singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka.


2000-2003

Jim enjoyed his fourth year as an in-house entertainer at the Wobbly Barn Steakhouse-Killington, VT. Other engagements included resorts, water parks, campgrounds and club dates.


2004

Musical collaboration with long time friend Rich Hughes in pop-rock duo “Jimmy & Rich”, as well as duo gigs with Manchester NH musician Joe McDonald as “The Big 2-Do”.


2005 to Present

Continued solo performances throughout New England including in-house entertainment, seasonal resorts, corporate parties, water parks, fine dining, family campgrounds, boat cruises, weddings, musical therapy, and specialized functions.