Heather Hill is a published singer-songwriter based in Toronto. Her sound is reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell, with flavors of Tori Amos, hints of Jewel and moments of Kate Bush. She has licensed songs for a number of diverse uses - from theater to education. Her rock/pop music is grounded on vivid stories, rich melodies and fresh lyrical approaches. For the past three years, Heather has run a songwriting guild in Toronto where she continues to write and help other artists develop their craft.
Received a songwriting award at SongStudio 2010 which took her to the League of Rock in the Fall of 2010.
In January, selected on Broadjam's top 10 songs in Ontario and top 10 alt rock songs for her song Second Skin. Working on my second album.
In February, was featured on Centennial College Internet radio and performed at C'est What in Toronto with her songwriting showcase.
Heather Hill - Performing Songwr
Roots in piano rock, stems from word love, and flowers into rich, silky vocals.
Heather Hill is an exciting talent who is enthusiastic about her second album, Leuty Station (released May 2012), a piano-centric, singer-songwriter disc, that captivates listeners with edgy songs that speak to how women make it through life's trials with strength and grace. She delivers these well-crafted songs with soaring melodies and smart words. Her sound has the percussive quality of Tori Amos and vocal phrasing sensibilities of Kate Bush.
Leuty Station is a departure from her first album, Listen (2005), which was produced by Steve Addabbo of Shelter Island Sound (Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin) and released in New York. Her guitar-driven debut effort was based on experiences in her life at the time - quitting her big high tech job, traveling the world and living in New York. When Heather returned home to Toronto, she continued to write songs and develop as an artist.
For her second album, she chose highly regarded composer/musician/vocal instructor Orville Heyn (Humber College) to produce because he is adept at nurturing an artist's creative vision. Heather's band includes Eddie Paton on guitars, Russ Boswell on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums.