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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" & "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.


Photo Credit: Szymon Góralczyk

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.

WISHBONE ASH - OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE HILL

Wednesday 18th October 2017
Dorking Halls, Dorking

Thursday 19th October 2017
O2 Academy Islington, London

Friday 20th October 2017
The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Saturday 21st October 2017
Cheese & Grain, Frome

Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Arts Centre, Swindon

Tuesday 24th October 2017
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea

Wednesday 25th October 2017
The Brook, Southampton

Thursday 26th October 2017
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Friday 27th October 2017
The Hub, Plymouth

Saturday 28th October 2017
The Railway, Ipswich

Sunday 29th October 2017
King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Newmarket

Tuesday 31st October 2017
Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Thursday 2nd November 2017
Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

Friday 3rd November 2017
The Tivoli, Buckley

Saturday 4th November 2017
Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Sunday 5th November 2017
The Lowry, Manchester

Tuesday 7th November 2017
The Flowerpot, Derby

Wednesday 8th November 2017
The Irish Centre, Leeds

Thursday 9th November 2017
Bootleggers, Kendal

Friday 10th November 2017
The Jam House, Edinburgh

Saturday 11th November 2017
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sunday 12th November 2017
The Ferry, Glasgow

Tuesday 14th November 2017
Riverside Lodge, Morpeth

Wednesday 15th November 2017
ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Thursday 16th November 2017
The Layton, Blackpool

Friday 17th November 2017
The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday 18th November 2017
ASHCON, Clitheroe


Photo Credit: David McDonald

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