Steve Hill

Steve Hill

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandRockBlues

As improbable as it sounds, there once was a party involving Jimmy Paige, Angus Young and Robert Johnson. There was drugs and alcohol involved and, as expected, the hottest chick in the room woke up pregnant. 9 months later, Steve Hill was born...

Biography

Steve Hill got an early start as a professional guitar player at the age of 16. By the time he was 20 he was already doing more than 200 gigs a year, which lead to the success of his first album in 1997. The album was voted Best Canadian Debut Recording by Vancouver’s Real Blues magazine.

Following a tour that took him across Canada, France and Belgium, he returned to the studio in 1999 to record ‘’Call It What You Will’’. On his second tour across Canada and Europe he shared the stage with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang and many more. He won Electric act of the year at Toronto’s Maple Blues Awards and was nominated for a Juno award.

In 2001, he produced, played and co-wrote on Nanette Workman’s ‘’Blues and Roots’’ album. He completed a promotional tour for the album before joining Louisiana cajun legend Zachary Richard for yet another Canadian Tour.

The next year, Hill released his third album ‘’Domino’’ announcing a departure from his earlier work. ‘’Domino’’ had a more contemporary sound showcasing Steve’s rapid evolution as a songwriter and a producer. A blend of rock, R&B, electronica, and blues, the album and the tour received great reviews.

In 2003, he started a collaboration with Montreal’s rock icon Michel Pagliaro which was immortalized on the 2006 Live à Québec DVD.

2007 saw the release of Hill’s eagerly awaited album ‘’Devil at my heels’’.The guitar virtuoso had now become a powerful and stunning singer. On top of that, his music had evolved into a hard rocking wall of sound, powered by Gibson guitars (played without a pick) through a Marshall stack cranked to 11.

"Devil at my Heels is definitely high-energy. Powered by relentless riffs, big hooks and more than a few wailing solos, it’s the sound of three guys playing their asses off". -The Montreal Gazette

During the tour that followed, Hill appeared alongside such artists as ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip Jeff Beck and Santana. He then collaborated with Quebecois best-selling male artist Eric Lapointe on his ‘’Ma peau’’ album and tour.

In 2009 came The Damage Done, with his band, The Majestiks, Rock Laroche on bass, Sam Harrisson on drums and Johnny Flash on guitar. Recorded live in the studio in 5 days, it showcases Steve’s killer playing, heart-felt vocals and a band as tight as you can get. Following the release of the album, Hill toured Europe and Canada and earned rave reviews in legendary music magazines such as Rolling Stone Magazine and Les Inrockuptibles.

Steve Hill spent the winter of 2011 between his own studio, his manager's studio and his friend's studio in Las Vegas to record his new album "Whiplash Love". Released this past may, this southern rock album confirms Steve's talents as a singer-songwriter. Quickly following the release of his new album, Steve was asked to open for Metallica on Les Plaines d'Abraham in front of an audience over 100,000 people. Later, he also opened for Alice Cooper at the Montreal Bell center. Steve Will be touring in France at the end of march 2012.

Lyrics

I'll Walk

Written By: Steve Hill

If you can make me believe in all the things you say I will follow you
And if you make me see things in a better way I will go with you
If you can make me feel something real for a change
I will go I will follow

And I'll walk walk on down in your tracks
And I'll be pressing on
When I walk down in your tracks

If you can make me see things for what they are
No matter how far
If you convince me that there will be a better day
And there's no need to stay
If you can make me feel that love can lead the way
I'll be ready I won't be lead astray

And I'll walk walk on down in your tracks
And I'll be pressing on
When I walk down in your tracks

But it's hard to believe
It's so hard to believe
Hard to believe
But if you make me believe

Then I'll walk walk on down in your tracks
And I'll be pressing on
When I walk walk on down in your tracks
I'll walk walk on down in your tracks
When I walk walk on down in your tracks
Yeah I'll walk walk on down in your tracks
Make me believe
Please make me believe

Cold Hearts

Written By: Steve Hill

I can't help myself
I've been trying
Trying to do the things I do when you're around
There's no denyin'
You left me upside down
I can't figure why
I keep dyin'
Dyin' everyday that you're away from me
There's no denyin' and there's no turnin' around

You won't see me cryin'
I've never done much cryin'
You won't think I'm tryin' no
My cold heart could never let go

Still I wonder why
I kept tryin'
So hard to be a better man for you
I've done much learnin'
Cold hearts never change

You won't see me tryin'
I've never done much tryin'
You won't think I'm tryin' no
My cold heart coul never let go

Cold Hearts never change
Cold hearts never change
Cold hearts never change

I can't figure why
I keep lyin'
Lyin' to myself and everyone around
I've done much learnin'
Cold hearts never change
So please don't ask me why
I won't say goodbye
I won't see you cry no
My Cold heart could never let go

Cold Hearts never change
Cold hearts never change
Cold hearts never change
Cold hearts never change

Running out of time

Written By: Steve Hill

I've been here before
I know this place so well
I was right here in this mess years ago
I swore back then that I wouldn't stay too long
So tell me what I've done to move so slow
I'm not getting any younger
I'm not feelin' any wiser
And I'm sure as hell not gettin' any richer
Seems like years go by
Just like days go by
And I never get the time to do what's right

Always running out of time
To do what's right and tell you that I love you
But you're always on my mind
When I'm messin' up what's mine and running out of time

Never felt like I belonged
Anywhere but on the road
I can't keep anybody for too long
How can I make someone happy
When even I can't stand myself
So it never takes too long before I'm gone

Always running out of time
To do what's right and tell you that I love you
But you're always on my mind
When I'm messin' up what's mine and running out of time
Always running out of time
Always running out of time
Always running out of time

It's not that I don't love you
And it's not that I don't care
It's just a man like me has just got to be free
So there's nothin' left to do
But to throw me out again
Up until the next time you see me

And when I come for the last time
To do what's right and tell you that I love you
Will you find the time
To stop messin' with my mind you're running out of time
Always running out of time
To do what's right and tell me that you love me
But my friends can find the time
To help me with my worried mind
With a bottle of Jack coke and a girl or two
A bottle of Jack, a coke and a girl or two

Discography

Steve Hill - 1997 (BROS Records)
Call it what you will - 1999 (BROS Records)
Domino - 2002 (Audiogram Records)
Devil at my heels - 2007 (Outside Music)
The Damage Done - 2009 (Bros/BFT/Pop Law/Sony)
Whiplash Love 2011 - (Instinct Musique/DEP)

Set List

It Ain't cool
Whiplash Love
Cold Hearts
I'll walk
Running out of time
Burn
Judgement day
Who do you think you are
The one
Up jumped the devil
Nasa made
Goodbye sunshine
Happy face
Gotta be strong
Devil at my heels
Only daddy that'll walk the line
The terrible one
Won't get fooled again