We are a collection of professional and semi-professional musicians out of Grand Rapids, Michigan who come together in The Steve Hilger Band ('shb") to play original electric blues and in the jazz band ("The Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet") contemporary versions of jazz standards. All of the band members bring a unique flavor to our style. We pride ourselves in playing the traditional style of electric blues as well as tunes that push the envelope into the next generation of blues musicians. We also bring a new look to the jazz standard world.
Steve Hilger - guitar and vocals
Deoborah Richmond - Vocals
Bill Roelof - Drums
John Gist - Sax
Dave Devos - Bass
Randy Marsh (jazz) - Drums
Rob Mulligan - Percussion
Steve Talaga - keyboard
Matt Young - Lead Guitar
Tom Lockwood (jazz) - Tenor Sax and Flute
Charlie Hoats (jazz) - Fretless Bass
The Steve Hilger Band - The River (Studio)
The Steve Hilger Band - Want What You Have (Live)
The Steve Hilger Band - Live in East Town (Live)
The Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet - Just a Taste (Studio demo)
The Steve Hilger Band - "Live in East Town"
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“…Recorded live at Billy’s Lounge, this debut release features two covers and eight originals by ban...“…Recorded live at Billy’s Lounge, this debut release features two covers and eight originals by band leader Steve Hilger. Blues fans who are tired of the same old guitar centered discs will find much to like here with saxophonist John Gist and keyboardist Brian Drews spending lots of time in the solo spotlight. With every song clocking in at over 5 minutes and three clocking in at over 10 minutes, the entire band gets plenty of time to stretch. While the entire set is solid, highlights include the jazzy Tell Me No Lies, the low key, piano fueled Miss You Baby, the funky Thrill of the Hunt, the drum/bass twist on the introduction to the classic Got My Mojo Working, the slow burning, Comin’ Home and the slinky Party Down...” Mark Smith 2008
We usually have 9 songs per set, with three covers and the rest originals
There are no upcoming dates at this time.