STEVE HILL — Solo Recordings: Vol 3

STEVE HILL, the Canadian one-man blues rock machine released his newest album “Solo Recordings: Volume 3” yesterday in the UK via No Label Records.

To support the release, Steve will be supporting Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October UK tour. (Dates below)

Steve Hill – howling rock numbers with blues pedigree…

One-man-band Steve Hill performs standing while he sings and plays guitar. He beats the bass drum with his feet, together with the snare and hi-hats, while the stick welded to his trusty guitar clouts anything within easy reach.

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 Steve released his newest album “Solo Recordings Volume 3” in Canada during early 2016.

The album is finally available now in the UK.

We had a listen:

Damned” has massive hits of rubberized guitar.

It’s a howling rock number with a blues pedigree. It has cola-black narcotic vibrations and lots of sticky booginess. In this sense, it reminds us of the best of ZZ Top.

Dangerous” is a dark and thundery with sunless & angular lesions and a louring murk that hangs heavy overhead. And that’s maybe because, as Steve tells us, “She’s dangerous… she’s dangerous and she’s driving me insane.” So the motoring, reckless desperation is ever present in the rhythms while the brooding guitar foments like a necromancers brew.

Steve Hill- cola-black narcotic vibrations…

Rollin’ & Tumblin” has that growling grumble too. The bottle neck guitar treads the heels of the song-line like a drunken lamb looking forward to the slaughter. This is an authentic slurp of moonshine and molly…

And the song segues nicely into “Stop Breaking Down” as if it was an easy Sunday Afternoon bout of coitus… (Steve probably had the same thoughts when he placed one leg over his hip to control the drum while the cymbal-stand was wrapped around his other lower leg & pulled in close for convenience.) Thus, there’s a lot of hoicks & thrusts and generally excited pummels.

This is unfeigned, unadulterated, blues-rock excitement with enough skilled flick and tuck to suggest a lifetime of brilliance and dexterity.

Lonely magic? Oh yeah! But this is also as juicy and gregarious as cocktail-time in the bunny-ranch at around frat o’clock…

Words: @neilmach 2017 ©



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

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