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June 21, 2015 Blistering bluesman warms rainy Calgary night

There are many dance floors in nightspots around Calgary, but I wonder how many start to see usage during an artist’s sound check? Well, that was the case last night at the Ironwood as Steve Hill, the explosive Canadian guitar blues rocker out of Montreal hadn’t even turned on the stage lights to that point,...

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June 15, 2015 One man electric band Steve Hill blazes away

CALGARY — This year Quebec guitarist Steve Hill won four Maple Blues Awards in the following categories: Electric Guitar, Guitarist, Recording /Producer and Entertainer. To top it off, he won a 2015 Juno for Blues Album of the Year. Not too shabby, and a big boost for a veteran player whose career has seen better...

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June 13, 2015 Montreal bluesman bringing one man band to Ironwood Stage

Steve Hill blows that notion to bits, with this telling excerpt from his press release bio:  “throughout his lengthy and intense shows, Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, with his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other...

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June 13, 2015 My Record Collection by Steve Hill

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians’ souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it’s the turn of Steve Hill, award-wielding Canadian singer and blues guitar great whose latest, Solo Recordings Volume 2, is now available. Let’s see what he picks...

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June 12, 2015 One-man dynamo Steve Hill to play Lorenzo’s

Montreal guitar hero Steve Hill is set to head out for a one-man band Canadian tour this summer and will be making a stop at Lorenzo’s Café June 24. The tour is in support of his acclaimed multiple award winning release Solo Recordings Volume 2. Hill is clearly at home on the stage, inviting audiences...

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June 11, 2015 Hill should be a hit at Long Days festival

Montreal’s guitar hero Steve Hill is set to head out for a one-man band Canadian tour this summer and will make a stop in Swift Current on June 19 as part of the Long Days Night Festival. The tour is in support of his acclaimed multiple award-winning release Solo Recordings Volume 2. When it comes...

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May 16, 2015 Canadian artists pay tribute to B.B. King

Juno-winning blues guitarist Steve Hill was fascinated by King at an early age. The Montreal native recalls appreciating King even before he started to learn guitar — and then snatching up his records with enthusiastic abandon once he did, at age 14. It must have felt like a dream, then, when Hill actually got to...

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April 2, 2015 Blues-rocker hits the stage this weekend at Violet’s Venue

Part acrobat, part juggling multi-instrumentalist. Add vocals, original songs, wrap it up in a blues-rock package and it’s become Steve Hill’s formal for success. Again. Necessity really is the mother of invention — or in Hill’s case, re-invention. After more than two decades in the music business, Hill won his first Juno award a couple of...

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Upcoming Shows

July 11th Steve Hill @ Mont-Tremblant, QC Place Saint-Bernard More Info
July 13th Steve Hill @ Boisbriand, QC Parc Claude-Jasmin More Info
July 16th Steve Hill @ Laval, QC Centropolis More Info
July 23rd Steve Hill @ Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, QC – FREE Festival Les Doux Jeudis More Info
July 25th Steve Hill @ Kemptville, ON Kemptville Live Music Festival More Info
July 31st Steve Hill @ Beaupré, QC Mont Sainte-Anne More Info
August 1st Steve Hill @ Eastman, QC Cabaret Eastman More Info
August 13th Steve Hill @ Donnacona, QC Parc Donnacona More Info

Biography

2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR, 2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR, GUITARIST OF THE YEAR, RECORDING/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AND ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

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When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Throughout his lengthy and intense live shows, Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, with his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and, with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. With roots in blues, rock and a little bit of country, Hill performs his original songs, blues classics and, quite often, raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes.

Widely considered one of Canada’s most prolific and exciting guitarists, this multiple award winning artist recently released the much anticipated follow-up to his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won album of the year at the International Blues Challenge in 2013. Solo Recordings Volume 2 is a step up for Hill, embracing his roots and showcasing his talents and love of blues music even further. Solo Recordings Volume 2 and its predecessor was recorded live in the studio with Hill not only on guitar and vocals, but also on bass drum, hi-hat, shakers and whatever he can do with his feet at the same time. In January 2015, Hill was awarded four coveted Maple Blues Awards including Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.  Solo Recordings Volume 2 was also nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award in the Blues Album of the Year category.

Featuring tracks that are heavy and hard hitting, deep and melodic, Hill manages to nail a wide rage of emotions with his songwriting and masterful guitar playing. With eight original songs and three covers, including Little Walter’s “Hate To See You Go”, Muddy Water’s “I Want You To Love Me” and Ray Bonneville’s “Simple Things”, Solo Recordings Volume 2 is sure to please the most discerning blues lovers and music fans in general. This incredible release proves why the Montreal Gazette called Hill “the meanest guitar player in Canada” and why Vancouver’s Real Blues Magazine has referred to him as “the best young Blues guitar player in North America.”

For the past 20 years Hill has been touring and recording and has shared the stage with many of his heroes like Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of eight albums he’s explored everything from hard-rock, country, and stoner rock to folk music while always incorporating the essence of his first love, the blues.

Hill’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly at home on the stage, inviting audiences to catch a glimpse of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

“ This album has perfectly depicted Hill's ability to bring power to performance. Solo Recordings Volume 2 is a continuation of Hill's masterclass talents when it comes to creating awesome blues-based rock n roll. ”

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Discography

  Song name Time  
1 Still Got It Bad 04:55 Buy on iTunes
2 Slim Chance 03:03 Buy on iTunes
3 Tough Luck 04:06 Buy on iTunes
4 The Collector 03:45 Buy on iTunes
5 Never Is Such a Long Time 04:30 Buy on iTunes
6 Hate to See You Go 04:41 Buy on iTunes
7 Better 04:24 Buy on iTunes
8 Simple Things 04:52 Buy on iTunes
9 I Want You to Love Me 04:23 Buy on iTunes
10 Go On 03:58 Buy on iTunes
11 Long Road 04:05 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 Money (That's What I Want) 03:23 Buy on iTunes
2 Nothing New 04:08 Buy on iTunes
3 Long Road 04:05 Buy on iTunes
4 Go On 03:58 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 Ever Changing World 03:50 Buy on iTunes
2 Love Got Us Blind 03:18 Buy on iTunes
3 Out of Phase 04:10 Buy on iTunes
4 Honey Bee 03:24 Buy on iTunes
5 Comin' Back To You 02:47 Buy on iTunes
6 King of the World 04:29 Buy on iTunes
7 Politician 03:04 Buy on iTunes
8 Gotta be Strong and Carry On 02:53 Buy on iTunes
9 Ain't Wastin' Time No More 03:58 Buy on iTunes
10 The ballad of Johnny Wabo 03:43 Buy on iTunes
11 Preachin Blues 03:09 Buy on iTunes
12 Granted 04:52 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 It Ain't Cool 03:48 Buy on iTunes
2 Goodbye Sunshine 04:39 Buy on iTunes
3 Cold Hearts 03:28 Buy on iTunes
4 Whiplash Love 03:43 Buy on iTunes
5 I'll Walk 04:05 Buy on iTunes
6 Running Out of Time 03:58 Buy on iTunes
7 Burnt 03:52 Buy on iTunes
8 I Fall for You 04:10 Buy on iTunes
9 Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line 03:27 Buy on iTunes
10 Let's Get Back Together 03:50 Buy on iTunes
11 Judgment Day 07:05 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 The One 04:14
2 Who Do You Think You Are 03:12
3 Lost Woman 02:56
4 Up Jumped the Devil 03:06
5 Too Much Pressure 04:16
6 Give Your Woman What She Wants 02:50
7 I'm Dying for You 04:10
8 Sarah-Sue 06:01
9 The Mighty 03:17
10 The Terrible One 04:04
11 I'll Be Around 05:25
12 Going Down 03:15
13 The Fire Down Below 06:54
  Song name Time  
1 NASA Made 03:19 Buy on iTunes
2 Devil at My Heels 03:31 Buy on iTunes
3 Gotta Be Strong 03:04 Buy on iTunes
4 Control 03:41 Buy on iTunes
5 Even 04:30 Buy on iTunes
6 Long Road 02:37 Buy on iTunes
7 Roll Away the Stone 03:09 Buy on iTunes
8 Phoenix 01:10 Buy on iTunes
9 Make It Clear 05:48 Buy on iTunes
10 Get Over You 03:55 Buy on iTunes
11 Happy Face 05:21 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 Bad Boy (featuring Heavy T) 04:09 Buy on iTunes
2 Run 04:21 Buy on iTunes
3 Home 04:42 Buy on iTunes
4 No Can Do 04:22 Buy on iTunes
5 One Woman Man 04:37 Buy on iTunes
6 Faster 04:30 Buy on iTunes
7 The Fall Of The One & Only John Doe 02:08 Buy on iTunes
8 Les Eaux troubles 04:28 Buy on iTunes
9 Chasin' The Hidden Dragon 03:49 Buy on iTunes
10 Open Your Eyes 03:39 Buy on iTunes
11 Irréparables erreurs 03:34 Buy on iTunes
12 Just Have To Ask 05:06 Buy on iTunes
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  Song name Time  
1 Sizzlin’ 03:05
2 Top Forty 02:29
3 You Can Trust Me Now 03:36
4 Patient Man 04:41
5 Overqualified 04:52
6 Darkest Hour 03:37
7 Slave 05:50
8 Wanna Holler 04:07
9 Whooo! 03:09
10 What a Life 02:50
11 Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You 04:03
12 Wait on Time (Live Bonus Track) 05:17
  Song name Time  
1 Hit the Bee Flat 02:10
2 Way Down Below 05:06
3 Simple Things 04:52
4 Blues Guitar Man 03:38
5 Belvedere Heights 01:33
6 So Long, Farewell, Goodbye 04:17
7 Peace of Mind (intro) 01:41
8 Peace of Mind 05:21
9 I’m a King Bee 04:20
10 Waiting for You 04:44
11 Clearwater 04:27

Contact

BOOKING CANADA (Quebec not included)
Todd Littlefield Diesel Management
todd@dieselentertainment.com
613.741.9242

BOOKING QUEBEC – INTERNATIONAL
Louis Carrière
louis@preste.ca
514-904-1969

LABEL
No Label Records
stevehillmusic@gmail.com

RADIO TRACKING
Todd Glazer
toddg@gci.net

Peter Holmstedt
peter.holmstedt@telia.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

SPONSORS

PUBLICIST (CANADA, US, EUROPE)
Sarah French Publicity
Sarah French
416-566-4188
sarah@sarahfrenchpublicity.com

PUBLICIST (QUEBEC)
Sophie Pomerleau
sophie@stevehillmusic.com

Patricia Clavel
SIX media marketing inc.
Tel : 514·544·7013
Cell : 514·264·8632
patricia@sixmedia.ca

PUBLICIST (EUROPE)
Peter Holmstedt
Hemifrån
Spadvägen 8
SE-513 50 Sparsör
Sweden
+46 33 26 02 10
+46 708 79 02 10
peter.holmstedt@telia.com
http://www.hemifran.com