Writer, Composer, & Producer
for Lioness Theatre
Composer, Performer, and Producer
for Boris - the Musical
(the 2016/2017 version)
Writer, Composer, & Executive Producer for Lioness Theatre,
Performances so far:
Doncaster Heritage Festival (Preview, April 2018)
Doncaster Brewery & Tap (Work In Progress, Jan 2018)
Manchester Central Library
Cross Street Chapel, Manchester (GM Fringe)
The Kings Arms, Salford (GM Fringe)
Waterdale Centre, Doncaster (DN Festival)
The Kings Head Theatre, Islington
"The Black Stuff" cast recording
(in progress, to be released 2018)
Composer for Daljinder Singh's production of Miss Julie, in association with Cast and Alra North.
2018 - Sound Design and vocals for "Wild Woman",
which headlined SheFest at Theatre Deli, Sheffield.
Working with Cocoon Co alongside musicians
Heather Morgan and Ruth Nicholson.
2017 - Performing at Cast with Compagnie Off on
The Colour of Light as a clay-covered "Light Painter"
2017 - Volunteering with Right Up Our Street at DNWeekeND.
Stewarding and tech assistance.
2016-2017 - Composing, performing (keyboard, vocals, percussion), and producing with Blowfish Theatre on "Boris - the Musical".
Sheffield Library Theatre
Sheffield Students' Union
Dancehouse in Manchester
Cast in Doncaster
Waterloo East Theatre
The Old Fire Station in Oxford (Offbeat Oxford Festival)
Z-Arts in Manchester (Greater Manchester Fringe)
Bourbon (Edinburgh Fringe)
The Cockpit (Camden Fringe)
"Boris - the Musical" cast recording (2016/2017)
Recorded, mixed, & produced by Holl.
2007-2016 - Singing, songwriting, and recording several albums with various musicians over the years. Many live performances around Leeds, Wakefield, Pontefract, Barnsley, Sheffield, and Doncaster.
Truth or Dare - 2008 album
By Hook Or By Crook - 2010 album
The Island - 2014 album
Finally - 2016 EP
2015-2016 - Radio producer and presenter at Sine FM on "Muso Scene", an advice show for local musicians.
For Hollie's self-produced songs:
"Listening now for the fourth time. Wow. This is a class act. You can be sure I will play it. And if I can't find a jazz sub genre for it I will damn well invent one."
- Andy Mattholie, Sine FM
“Great voice and band”
Christopher Holland, the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
- The Junk Record Label
“Possibly the most sumptuous voice you will hear for a long, long time”
- Northern Music
“An accomplished writer - with a young spin on things. Oustanding”
- DJ Dino
“A laid-back performance with a lot of punch - very soulful”
- Lucindra, Mixposure
“From the first note, I could tell this had the "stuff". WOW...striking vocals, beautiful piano work,superb songwriting...oozes excellence. The band is just flat out dynamite"
Larry T, Mixposure
For "Boris - the Musical":
"Hollie Morrell’s songs are excellent, taking on many genres of musical parody"
- The Star
"Morrell's use of the tunes is strikingly effective"
- Manchester Theatre Awards
"The songs do a lot of the hard work"
- The Reviews Hub
"Cracking Show! Songs are better than the ones on The Now Show!"
- Facebook Review
"Just been to see Boris! Brilliant Brilliant. We were blown away! Fabulous cast. Great music."
- Facebook Review
"Absolutely fantastic show. A musical remedy after a traumatic year. So good, I bought the CD"
- Facebook Review
BA (Hons) in Popular Music - Huddersfield University - 2:1
BTEC National Diploma in Music - Wakefield College - Distinction
Grade 8 in Singing
Grade 5 in Piano & Theory of Music
GCSE in Music - A*
(+ eight other subjects)
"Just for fun" projects
My arrangement and performance of the Doctor Who theme tune:
Me pretending to be a kazoo orchestra, back when I had way too much time on my hands: