English singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the influential 80's band Talk Talk. He released a self-titled solo album in 1998 before retiring from the music industry.
He intended to become a child psychologist before joining the band The Reaction in the mid-70's.
He and Talk Talk are credited with helping to invent the genre known as "post-rock" with their final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock.
His brother Ed Hollis was the manager of the band Eddie and the Hot Rods.
His instrumental track "ARB Section 1" was featured on the Starz series Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer.