Michael Lee Hill

Michael Lee Hill

BandRockNew Age

Moving rock instrumentals by Michael lee Hill, the artist personally selected by Steve Vai as the winner on the Ibanez/Steve Vai/Tonos guitar challenge.

Biography

For as long as he can remember, guitarist Michael Lee Hill has been hopelessly addicted to the instrument. At a young age he discovered a natural talent for playing guitar, easily learning songs by ear from the radio and quickly absorbing any learning material he could find. His appetite for making music increased in leaps and bounds when the guitar became a means to express complex ideas and emotions largely unaddressed in his “normal” life of school and growing up, etc. -- he was soon spending several hours each day and night concentrating on his craft, often forsaking
his friends and social life so he could continue creating music and reaching new heights on the instrument.

This would continue through his teens and twenties. Now at age 34, with more than 20 years of playing under his fingers, Michael Lee Hill emerges from obscurity in Ohio with the release of FROZEN THOUGHT.

Frozen Thought is Michael Lee Hill’s second release, following 1999’s All That Is. Hailing influences like
Prince, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, The Police, and Jimi Hendrix, Michael’s new disc is a 13-song instrumental guitar CD –– a concept record, if you will, with corresponding track-by-track descriptions included in this package. The album follows one’s spiritual awakening and developing realization in the pursuit and process of achieving the next level of human consciousness.

Musically, Frozen Thought is a Hungry Man Dinner for guitar fans, loaded with texture and tone, and
showcasing enough technical proficiency to send a lot of players running. That said, it’s not just a record for guitar freaks –– this is a disc of songs, first and foremost, with lead guitar parts as lyrical in places as any vocal could be. Fully recorded in his own studio, for his own label, Frozen Thought is Michael Lee Hill’s musical document of an ongoing personal journey for greater knowledge and spiritual awareness.

The record sounds almost...organic. Unpolished, honest. Independent to the core, Hill set out to produce Frozen Thought himself in order to maintain his personal vision for the record, and he’s delivered a record that somehow sounds as pure as it sounds good.

Frozen Thought features the talents of world-class drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Missing Persons,
Steve Vai) and bassist Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai, Ring of Fire, Kevin Eubanks) on the classic Steve Vai track
“Jibboom” –– this is MLH’s version, with the guitar solo that won Grand Prize in the TONOS / Steve Vai /
Ibanez competition in 2001, and Michael is proud to have Vai’s personal (and rare) blessing to
cover the song on Frozen Thought. Other standout tracks include “The Lifting”, “Feeling September”,
“Testing 1,2,3”, and the title track.

Michael has finalized endorsement deals with Emerald Guitars, who created the Ultra Zone guitar for guitar legend Steve Vai. Michael proudly endorses Pawar Electric Guitars as well. For more information, visit the Emerald Guitars web site at http://emeraldguitars.com/artists/michaelleehill.html

Visit the MLH Pawar Guitars web page at http://pawarguitars.com/pawar/mlh.html

We’d love you forever and ever if you’d like to help shine a little exposure on our boy Mike.
(Did we mention, you look fantastic!)

MLH Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/michaelleehill

Discography

Michael Lee Hill / All That IS 1999

Michael Lee Hill / Frozenthought 2002

Testing 1,2,3 from Frozenthought is currently being played on WWW.Noneradio.com

MLH CD's were on guitar9.com's top 10 selling list for a total of over 50 weeks!

Set List

Mostly original