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Steve Hill’s preparing to get “Dangerous”

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STEVE HILL
“SOLO RECORDINGS: VOLUME 3”

THE NEW ALBUM
RELEASED IN THE UK 6th OCTOBER 2017

FEATURING THE EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE
“DANGEROUS”

2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR “BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR”, 2016

MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR “ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR”, “GUITARIST OF THE YEAR” AND “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”

 

 
Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new album “Solo Recordings: Volume 3” on No Label Records in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.  To support the release, Steve will support Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October UK tour.

“The one-man band style has made him the top star in the Canadian blues scene right now.” (Bob Mersereau, CBC)

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, 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.

Steve’s an overnight sensation that’s 20 years in the making. He’s an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Now, he’s ready to break out internationally.

Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won “Album of The Year” at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, and JUNO Award winner Solo Recordings Volume 2, Steve Hill first released his brand new album Solo Recordings Volume 3 in Canada on March 4, 2016. Now, a year later, the album will finally be released domestically in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.

Solo Recordings Volume 3 features originals that are outright rockers (Damned, Dangerous, Rhythm All Over, Smoking Hot Machine, Can’t Take It With You, Walkin’ Grave) to more acoustic-based melodic tracks (Slowly Slipping Away, Troubled Times, Emily) and three re-imagined and rearranged covers (Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone, Rollin & Tumblin / Stop Breaking Down, Going Down That Road Feeling Bad). The album shows an artist at the top of his game. It’s no surprise why the Montreal Gazette has referred to Steve Hill as “the meanest guitar player in Canada.”

“When I started the Solo Recordings projects four years ago, I had hopes that the songs and performances would resonate with my existing fan-base”, says Steve. “I am constantly trying to improve on the songs, both lyrically and technically, live and recorded, in order to keep the fans excited about my material and live shows. I feel that Solo Recordings Volume 3 is my best work yet and I am excited to present it.”

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 won the 2015 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.

Throughout his career, Steve has shared the stage with many of his musical heroes including Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of nine 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.

Steve’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1)         Damned (3:18)

2)         Dangerous (3:47)

3)         Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone (5:32)

4)         Slowly Slipping Away (3:26)

5)         Rhythm All Over (3:38)

6)         Smoking Hot Machine (4:01)

7)         Troubled Times (4:21)

8)         Emily (2:25)

9)         Can’t Take It With You (3:02)

10)       Rollin & Tumblin/Stop Breaking Down (5:12)

11)       Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (4:58)

12)       Walking Grave (5:39)

 

WISHBONE ASH – OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE HILL

Wednesday     18-Oct-17        Dorking Halls, Dorking

Thursday         19-Oct-17        O2 Academy Islington, London

Friday              20-Oct-17        The Coliseum Theatre            Aberdare

Saturday          21-Oct-17        Cheese & Grain, Frome

Sunday             22-Oct-17        The Arts Centre, Swindon

Tuesday           24-Oct-17        Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea

Wednesday     25-Oct-17        The Brook, Southampton

Thursday         26-Oct-17        Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Friday              27-Oct-17        The Hub, Plymouth

Saturday          28-Oct-17        The Railway, Ipswich

Sunday             29-Oct-17        King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Newmarket

Tuesday           31-Oct-17        Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Thursday         02-Nov-17       Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

Friday              03-Nov-17       The Tivoli, Buckley

Saturday          04-Nov-17       Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Sunday             05-Nov-17       The Lowry       Manchester

Tuesday           07-Nov-17       The Flowerpot, Derby

Wednesday     08-Nov-17       The Irish Centre, Leeds

Thursday         09-Nov-17       Bootleggers, Kendal

Friday              10-Nov-17       The Jam House, Edinburgh

Saturday          11-Nov-17       The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sunday             12-Nov-17       The Ferry, Glasgow

Tuesday           14-Nov-17       Riverside Lodge, Morpeth

Wednesday     15-Nov-17       ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Thursday         16-Nov-17       The Layton, Blackpool

Friday              17-Nov-17       The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday          18-Nov-17       ASHCON, Clitheroe

 

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