AKG Artist NZ: Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & celebrated musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the NZ charts & became one of the biggest & iconic singles in NZ history.

This set the stage for her debut album ‘Long Player’ released in 2007 which went straight to number one on the NZ charts. This multi platinum selling album was followed with sold out national tours & saw her take away several NZ music awards which included ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough artist of the year’.

In 2010 she released her critically acclaimed album “Humour and the Misfortune of Others” which reached gold status in NZ, and followed it up with the 2011 release of her 3rd album with collaborator Mara TK, “Band of Brothers Vol 1”.

Then in 2013 she collaborated with fellow iconic NZ singers Anika Moa and Boh Runga to release the album “Anika Boh Hollie”, and then immediately followed it with a successful winery tour of NZ.

In October 2015 Hollie released the single “Lady Dee”, the first off the eagerly anticipated new solo album set for release in early 2016, which is to be mixed at the Bunker Studios in New York by Aaron Nevezie who has worked with such artists as The Black Keys, Dangermouse and The Roots.

This prolific hardworking songwriter, singer & performer has always maintained a highly respected reputation of creating music with the upmost integrity & passion, not to mention her incredible live performances and powerful vocals. With her new album set for launch, she continues to show that there is no such word as compromise in her vision as an artist & this is shown throughout her career.

Hollie Smith on Tour with AKG In-Ears and D7 Microphone

Hollie Smith uses the following AKG gear:

AKG C314 Multi-pattern large diaphram condenser microphone
Four selectable polar patterns

Reference multi-pattern tube studio condenser microphone
Nine polar patterns

K271MKII Closed back circumaural professional studio headphones
AKG IVM4500 Wireless In-ear Monitoring system

"Hollie is singing so well with the ears"
Milo Kerrigan, Hollie Smith FOH engineer
AKG D7 Reference dynamic microphone

"The D7 on her voice is just mint!
Its so smooth across her whole range
and you know how dynamic she is!"
Milo Kerrigan, Hollie Smith FOH engineer