The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir

The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir

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Biography

Recorded at the Bathouse Studio in Kingston ON with producer Paul Langlois (from The Tragically Hip), with mixing duties performed by Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters), The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir have just released their debut album – The High Cost of Low Living – on the Ching Music label, distributed by Maple Nationwide.

With a new band at Dillon’s back (Chris Osti, Derek Downham, Ben Kobayashi and JP Polsoni), The High Cost of Low Living features a blistering collection of new songs which has transcended into one of this countries best live acts.

While tearing through rock's back pages and borrowing from country, pop, punk and new wave, the HDRC has blended Dillon’s musical eclecticism – without foregoing the very essence of everything that rock ‘n roll means.

“Dangerous and cool.” – prolific songwriter, Jim Vallance.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Hugh Dillon is living in Los Angeles and enjoys a very successful acting career with three new movies under his belt.

In his latest role, Dillon appears in the remake of Assault on Precinct 13 starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne.

“He’s got natural movie star charisma” – director, Bruce McDonald.

Previous roles of 2004 include The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (directed by Bruce McDonald) and critically acclaimed director Debra Granik’s Down To The Bone. Love Crimes brings Dillon into the realms of a late-night talk show host Bobby Tomahawk starring opposite Joely Collins and Ben Bass. The film premiered worldwide at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival and has had several screenings at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.

Selected tracks from The High Cost of Low Living can be heard in both The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess and Down To The Bone.

Dillon has also accepted a lead role in Ivan Reitman’s newest feature Trailer Park Boys, which features two HDRC tracks. The movie begins filming this summer.

The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir had tremendous success at Canadian radio with the first single “Microscope” early this year, and enjoyed sold out performances at venues throughout Ontario.

This is an album that once discovered will be a favourite in anyone’s collection for years to come.

“I’m loving it” – Kath Thompson, The Bear, Ottawa

Lyrics

Microscope

Written By: Hugh Dillon and Chris Osti

take it apart in the dark
shaving seconds from the previous minute
I will turn and face almost anything
anyplace for a new beginning

and all the toy guns are loaded
and every game show host
knows the answers I don’t
well you find yourself under a microscope
under the influence or under oath you know I know

take it apart in the dark
man my hands shaped into a pistol
well it’s all give and take
until the memories fade
the futures sitting off in the distance

and all the toy guns are loaded
and every schoolboy knows the hiding places I don’t
well you find yourself under a microscope
under the influence or under oath you know I know
and you find yourself unable to cope
under the microscope under the influence I know yeah

born under a falling star just to be here and in it
I will turn and face almost anything anyplace for a new beginning

and all the toy guns are loaded
and every game show host
knows the answers I don’t
well you find yourself under a microscope
under the influence or under oath you know I know
and you find yourself unable to cope
under the microscope under the influence I know
and you find yourself

What It Takes

Written By: Hugh Dillon and JP Polsoni

Don’t think straight
I would have never seen this side of you
not in a hundred million years
not for a hundred million years
I stay up late sticking pins into a doll of you
nothing ever seems to clear
not for a hundred million years
and the song you’re singing
it’s just the song you sing

I’m not waiting for the sun to shine today
not looking for the great escape
no waiting for the world to turn my way
and that’s okay
it’s what it takes

everyday you walk into my heart again
and everything you killed you did it for the thrills
I disappeared back into my mind again
and everything you’ve heard don’t believe a word
and the war you’re waging has all been staged
not waiting for the sun to shine today
not looking for the great escape
no waiting for the world to turn my way
and that’s okay it’s what it takes

and I say goodbye to you
you say goodbye to me
and that’s just all it means
And I say goodnight to you
you say goodnight to me
the rest is just a dream

I stayed up late sticking pins into myself again
and nothing ever worked
in fact it just got worse
I’m not waiting for the sun to shine today
not looking for the great escape
no waiting for the world to turn my way
and that’s okay it’s what it takes
I say goodbye to you
you say goodbye to me
the rest is just a dream

My Mistakes

Written By: Hugh Dillon

If you count on my mistakes I would have to walk away
I just could not take another yesterday
I’ve not the strength to fade away
now if I admit defeat
tell me what then will that mean
will I cease to be or will I be redeemed
or will it be the end of me
and you ought to know by now
to get out from under that cloud
that took all my power
and it’s the only thing that counts

well I smile as I stand here today
with all the mistakes I’ve made
now in my darkest night
they’re the brightest stars in the sky
if you count on my mistakes
I would have to walk away
I just could not take another yesterday
I have not the strength to fade away
you ought to know by now
to get out from under that cloud
that took all my power
and it’s the only thing that counts

well I smile as I stand here today
with all the mistakes I’ve made
now in my darkest night
they’re the brightest stars in the sky
If you count on my mistakes
I would have to walk away
I just could not take another yesterday
I’ve not the strength to fade away

Discography

THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING
ON THE CHING MUSIC LABEL
DISTRIBUTED BY MAPLE NATIONWIDE

INCLUDES THE SINGLES "WHAT IT TAKES" AND "MICROSCOPE"

Set List

The High Cost Of Low Living - Track Listing

1. Surface Of The Sun
2. Number On The Wall
3. Radio Plays
4. Microscope
5. What It Takes
6. Well On Your Way
7. My Mistakes
8. Gods Have Spoken
9. Sentimental Me
10. Ten Feet Tall
11. Puzzle I Am
12. Inch By Inch