Hollie Cook was born and bred in West London in a household dominated by music - with Sex Pistol Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around - and she gravitated to the sounds of Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Cure. Entering professional acting, singing and modelling at a young age, Hollie soon rejected her performance arts schooling for a musical path truer to her influences. Family friend and Slits singer Ari Up persuaded Hollie to sing backing vocals for a new EP >Revenge of the Killer Slits<, which she followed by ditching school to join the band on a six week US tour. Hollie was now an official Slit - Ari referred to Hollie as the >second singer< - so when it came to record a new Slits album in LA, Hollies vocals, keyboards and even her song >Cry< all featured. More collaborations followed: a duet with Jamie T on his >Chaka Demus< EP, with Ian Brown on >The World Is Yours<, and most significantly as featured vocalist on Prince Fattys underground reggae hit >Milk and Honey<. The single received airplay across BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM, Kiss and even ended up on Greys Anatomy. Hollie is currently lending her skills to The Rotten Hill Gang, a fluid crew set up by Gary Stonadge from Big Audio Dynamite II, on tour with a reformed Big Audio Dynamite in April.