stick in people's minds" (Hartford Advocate 2009) The band's influences range from The Beatles, Massive Attack, Bjork, Ben Folds, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Blondie, Madonna,Sarah Vaughn, Esthero, Led Zeppelin to...everything you can possibly think of. These music geeks have been doing it all their lives and classical music is just as relevant to their music as is B.B King's Watermelon Album. To describe the sound would be like describing a painting full of different layers. Each one of them representing a different place in time, a different emotion and a different feel.On the song "Breath Easy" It's Blondie with Pink Floyd, Tori Amos, and Chrissie Hynde in the mix."Tough Year" is old school soul mixed with pop, and the song "Down Low" is a brooding tale of lust and love finally merging with the climax of the song squealing out in porn star perfection.
"Pull off your Wings" is White Stripes mixed with a bit of jazz and a bit of Fiona Apple. Although the music is all original, Jennifer Hill and Co. are known to bring down the house with obscure covers from Pearl Jam's "Release" to Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus". In the past two years they have accomplished a lot in the CT and New York City music scenes and have even scored a contract with CT's indie giant Sling Slang Records http://www.slingslang.com They have played in venues all over Ct and as a band have played well over 200 shows together.
They opened for major label acts Jon Mclaughlin, Hanson and Miggs at The Webster Theater in Hartford, played gigs at The Warehouse, Sully's, Sweet Janes, Hungry Tiger, Zen Bar, Cafe 9, Cousin Larry's,Funky Monkey, Victoria Station,Sneakers, De Ja Vu,The Public and a bunch of other places big and small in Ct. In NYC they have played:The Alphabet Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, Fat Baby, Os Art House, The Rock Wood Music Hall, The Mean Fiddler, Desmonds, The UnderScore,Blaggard's, and recently a gig at Super Chic MakeUp store Sephora on 5th Ave in New York City for an Estee Lauder event. Besides club gigs Jennifer HIll and Co.has played in various festivals all over New England including NYC's Prestigious M.E.A.N.Y Festival, NYC's Shure Microphone "OS Art House" street Chic competition for indie bands, Ct River Music Fest, Save Kate 2008, and Swan Day Ct 2008 and 2009. Jennifer has also had success with her songs being used for movies and for festival compilations.
The song "Tough Year" was featured on mp3 cards given out at 2008's CMJ event,"The Other Side" and "Little Girl" are featured in the indie Film "Walkways", A piano composition she wrote is featured in the film "Voices", and she has been known to sing a commercial jingle or two.Jennifer was also a top ten finalist in 2008's New England Mega Star Vocal Competition, resulting in a performance of her original song at the huge state fair "The Big E." The singles Tough Year, Little Girl, Up All Night and The Other Side were released on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon Mp3, iTunes Japan, and iTunes Australia in 2006 and the band has received airplay on Middletown's WESU Homegrown, Independisc Internet Radio, radio 104.1, Kiss 95.7 (Jennifer was the rockstar of the week one summer), and various other internet/ local radio stations all over the globe. Instrumentation Jennifer Hill:Vocals and Keys, Bob Schwecherl:Drums Chris Foley: Bass LOOKING FOR NEW BASSIST!!!! Jesse Newman: Violin Tony Horn :Guitar Discography: Tough Year, Little Girl, The other Side, Up All Night,So Messed Up (on itunes, napster,rhapsody) The songs "The Other Side" and" Little Girl" are featured in upcoming motion picture "The WalkAways" and Jennifer Has also composed an instrumental piano piece for the film "Voices" by Star Harbor Studios. We are currently recording our first release for Sling Slang records of Ct at Aliehn Studios in Bristol. Our song the "Down Low" is a sneak peek of what's to come and actually isn't even mixed or mastered yet so it' s us in the studio as raw as it gets.
Jennifer Hill has also had the amazing pleasure of recording at Bushwick Studios in Brooklyn. The 3 tracks (Little Girl, Tough Year, and The Other Side) were produced by Daniel Mintseries and have some fantastic musicians playing on them. Although they are not my "band" I want to thank them all for helping my songs come to life! Daniel Mintseris: Piano, Wurli, Digital Effects, Clavi, All the quirky tinkling things, and Production. Whynot Jansveld: Bass, Fretless.
Doug Yowell: Drums. Dave Eggar: Cello. Josh Kessler: Guitar/production/mixing. ..and little ol me...
Jennifer Hill... Singing...banging on the Piano,the Wurli, and letting out my soul. Jennifer says "I get a lot of my musical influences from my mom's vacuuming days. The songs that used to annoy me must of buried themselves into my brain because now they are what I put on my most influential songs list." "I am madly in love with Bjork, Tori Amos, Madonna, Janis Ian, Esthero, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Sarah Vaughn, Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder, Ani Difranco, Tina Turner, Jim Morrison, and Fiona Apple.
I could listen to a great blues album all day (especially when it's raining)....I could bury myself in a book all night......I am almost 2..... My music is me and what moves me.....Please listen with an open mind and soul." 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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