LeveL HiLL Band

LeveL HiLL Band

BandAmericana

Level Hill is a 5 piece band that gets the crowd up and moving. The music consists of rock, blues, and country influences.

Biography

Formerly comprised of a husband-wife duo, the band now consists of Michael Statham (lead vocals), Ryan Holgerson (lead guitar), Candace Statham (rhythm guitar/backup vocals), Stu Palmer (drums), and Wayne Decker (bass). These five combine a variety of influences and styles into what becomes a blend of poetic lyrics delivered through powerful vocals, expressive guitar riffs against an acoustic backdrop, and resonant rhythms derived through the drums and bass.
While it may seem like such growth would take a road-long-traveled, this band’s evolution took only a matter of months. In spring 2007, the band evolved from Michael and Candace playing mostly cover-songs on acoustic guitars, to a trio. Michael quickly discovered a unique ability as a songwriter, one of the first songs, “Finding a New Way Home” (EP track five). This song, currently the band’s only acoustic one, poignantly echoes the battle with alcohol that Michael’s brother long fought, and ultimately lost.
As the originals continued to grow in number, so too did the band’s ambition. The band evolved further when they added Stu in early summer 2007. Not only did Level Hill’s sound gain a percussiveness it once lacked, but the band then had the ability to move away from a solely acoustic set. Ryan shifted the lead guitar to electric, while Candace kept the soulful strumming alive with her acoustic rhythm playing. Stu’s beats helped the band take their songwriting a step further and created a fuller sound. But with the new electric sound, something seemed like it was missing. That’s where Wayne stepped in on bass in late summer 2007, completing Level Hill’s present lineup. His bass lines gave the band’s sound what it was missing, and with the evolution from acoustic duo to full band complete, Level Hill prepared for the studio. After rehearsing the five album tracks, Level Hill laid down the album in two days with the help of the East Side Flash. Now with the recording process complete and CDs in hand, Level Hill plans to spend 2008 on the stage.
Tour dates will include shows in their hometown of Austin, as well as other Texas venues. It’s been a long road quickly traveled, and this band is now finding its way to the top.

Lyrics

Devil On My Shoulder

Written By: Michael Statham/Stu Palmer

COOL MORNING AIR KISSES MY LIPS
AND I RISE TO SHIFTING WINDS
THE LORDS PRAYERS IN MY MIND
AS HE SEES ME KNEELING AGAIN

THAT FADED CROSS AROUND MY NECK
SHINES BRIGHTER THAN MY SOUL
THE SEARCH FOR SALVATION
IS ALMOST DEAD AND GONE

SHINE ON ME
SHINE ON….DELIVER ME

IM PLEADING FOR FORGIVENESS
ON THINGS THAT ARE YET TO COME
THE HOLY GHOST SITS QUIETLY
AS HIS ODDS ARE MILLION TO ONE

TODAY IS NO DIFFERENT
FROM ANY OTHER THAT IVE SEEN
YOU CAN RISE ABOVE YOU CAN FALL BELOW
AND YOU WILL FIND ME IN BETWEEN

SHINE ON ME
SHIONE ON… DELIVER ME
FORGIVE ME DON’T COUNT ME OUT FORGET ABOUT IM NOT THROUGH

SHINE ON ME
SHINE ON….DELIVER ME
DONETCOUNT ME OUT
DON’T COUNT ME OUT

Hey Baby

Written By: Michael Statham/Cory Rountree

Hey Baby its been a long time since we talked
Hey Baby its been long time since we walked
Around our old neighborhood
But Baby what did you expect to get from this
But Baby why’d you lie with your sweet kiss
Now I know you’re no good

Lonliness ain't nothing but being free
And thats a welcome change after what you’ve done to me
I don’t want to fuss and I dont wanna fight dont wanna see you after tonight

Now Baby this is something I’m tired of

Now Baby could it ever be what it was

Around our old neighborhood

Back into first verse wailing!!!

I don’t want to fuss and I don’t wanna fight dont wanna see you after tonight

Discography

Finding Their Way Home
Level Hill has found a new way home—and their debut EP released November 2007 showcases what a diverse way they have found. The album takes listeners down a road of rock, blues, and country, in five hard-to-forget tracks. From “Moonlight River” with its Southern rock groove and “Little of Me” with its country warmth, to the driving rhythm of “Memory” and fun-loving charm of “Summertime,” the album lets listeners hear the band’s roots, its depth, and its bright future. Recorded at Flash Point Studios in Austin, Texas, this self-titled EP is sure to get Level Hill noticed.

Set List

Seen All I Wanna See
What They Say
Little of Me
Memory
Midnight Rider - Cover - Allman Brothers
Lost in it All
Moonlight River
Sweet Invitations
Shooting Star - Cover - Bad Company
Perfect Storm
Other Side
Slow Ride
Devil on my Shoulder
Did You Ever
Gone Baby Gone
16 Days - Cover - Whiskeytown
Summer Time
Dancing with the Rain
Folsom Prison - Cover - Johnny Cash
SoulShine - Cover - Warren Haynes
Hey Baby
Optimistic Eyes

Total Set - 2 hour 10 minutes