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Erin Hill

Erin Hill

Erin Hill


Erin Hill is a singer, harpist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Her group Four Celtic Voices just debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music chart, in the Top 40 Independent Albums and in the Top Ten on 3 Heatseekers charts in May 2009 with their album “Four Leaf Clover.” Erin is currently working on the debut album of her band "Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp with The Space Rats." With electric harp as the lead instrument, Erin plays and sings on a headset mic with her band of bass, drums, pedal steel, synth and harmony vocals. Read more on Last.fm
Erin Hill is a singer, harpist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Her group Four Celtic Voices just debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music chart, in the Top 40 Independent Albums and in the Top Ten on 3 Heatseekers charts in May 2009 with their album “Four Leaf Clover.” Erin is currently working on the debut album of her band "Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp with The Space Rats." With electric harp as the lead instrument, Erin plays and sings on a headset mic with her band of bass, drums, pedal steel, synth and harmony vocals. The music is psychedelic pop with science fiction lyrics. Erin recently opened for a-ha in Europe and London, where she played solo at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also sung and played with Enya, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, moby, Joan Osborne, Randy Newman, Dave Chappelle, Marshall Crenshaw, Martha Wainwright, Duncan Sheik, The Smithereens, Savoy, Julee Cruise, John Flansburgh (of They Might Be Giants), Lenny Pickett (of Saturday Night Live), and Levon Helm (of The Band).

She plays regularly with Will Lee (of David Letterman), Jimmy Vivino (of Conan O'Brien), Kanye West (Live Earth, TRL, BET, etc.), G.E. Smith (of Saturday Night Live), and Garth Hudson (of The Band). On the silver screen, Erin played Sandra Mescal in the most recent Tim Robbins' film "Cradle Will Rock" and appears on the soundtrack along with PJ Harvey and Eddie Vedder. Erin has sung solo on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show" as the Hippie Chick, and on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" as the Pretty White Girl.

Erin is in the upcoming film "Clear Blue Tuesday," in which she plays a science fiction geek who also plays the harp. She has several original songs in the film as well as being a screenwriter on it. She is also a screenwriter on the upcoming sci-fi film "Fade To White," which Erin describes as “On the Beach meets Saturday Night Live, post-apocalypse.” Her songs can be heard in several other films, including "Spent," "Bad Bride," and "American Desi." She signed The Buddy Scott Trio to her label and their songs can be heard in the MGM film "A Guy Thing." As a voice-over artist she’s been heard on commercials including Coca-Cola, Match.com, Play-Doh and Dunkin’ Donuts. Erin is known at the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South for her rock ‘n’ roll arrangements on solo harp, playing (and singing) everything from Bowie, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young to a-ha, The Police, Roxy Music, Prince and Avril Lavigne. Erin is the harpist on the new soundtrack for "The Fantasticks," on Martha Wainwright's acclaimed debut album "Martha Wainwright," on the original Broadway cast album of Sam Mendes’ "Cabaret," in various commercials (Dunkin’ Donuts, etc.), and on MTV2’s "Wonder Showzen." She is also in The Dream Jam Band, which is produced by Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, etc.).

As “Erin the Red,” she plays bass, harp, keys, sings, and is a songwriter in the band. The Dream Jam Band most recently appeared at Lollapalooza 2008 and on the Sprout network (PBS KIDS). Erin also sings, plays and is a songwriter in her group Four Celtic Voices, who are managed by the same team as The Irish Tenors, and released their debut CD on St. Patrick’s Day, 2009 on national television on QVC. Erin studied voice with Marni Nixon and at L'Ecole Hindemith in Switzerland and has played Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

She was a founding member of the band Wicked Felina with G.E. Smith (of Saturday Night Live), where she was a co-writer, co-singer, and played harp, guitar, flute, accordion, and hammered dulcimer. Erin’s played drums with Martha & the Vandellas; she plays keyboards, as well as percussion, guitar, and vocals for Will Lee and Jimmy Vivino in The Fab Faux; and she plays saxophone and flute (and harp) on the Sam Mendes "Cabaret" soundtrack on RCA. Erin was born in Kentucky, and is now based in New York City. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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