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Recorded at La Chapelle, Quebec - November 2017

Released 11th May 2018 by Manhaton Records

2015 Juno Award Winner For "Blues Album Of The Year"

2016 Maple Blues award Winner For "Electric Act Of The Year",

"Guitarist Of The Year" & "Entertainer Of The Year"

"Steve Hill’s rise can only be described as stratospheric!"

- Manchester Rocks

"Steve Hill may not sound anything like Motörhead, but I think Lemmy would applaud his rock’n’roll spirit."

- Blues Enthused

"Steve Hill is the beacon of hope."

- Liverpool Sound & Vision

"Steve Hill is an overnight sensation, twenty years in the making!"

- Blues Matters

Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new 14-track live album "The One-Man Blues Rock Band" on Manhaton Records in the UK on Friday 11th May 2018.

“The one-man band style has made Steve Hill the top star in the Canadian blues scene right now,” says Bob Mersereau of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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"Steve Hill has an old-school blues sound with a fresh contemporary twist and it is most certainly refreshing to see."

- National Rock Review

"If you love blues based rock and never heard of Steve Hill, I guarantee you'll become a fan after you hear his music."

- Dedicated Rocker

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.

Steve’s an overnight sensation that’s 20 years in the making. He’s an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Now, he’s ready to break out internationally.

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"Steve Hill deserves to be known and acclaimed worldwide."

- Metal Discovery 9/10

"This is unfeigned, unadulterated, blues-rock excitement with enough skilled flick and tuck to suggest a lifetime of brilliance and dexterity."

- Raw Ramp

Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won "Album of The Year" at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, and JUNO Award winner Solo Recordings Volume 2, Steve Hill first released his brand new album Solo Recordings Volume 3 in Canada on March 4, 2016. Now, a year later, the album will finally be released domestically in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.

"The One-Man Blues Rock Band" features originals that are outright rockers (Damned, Dangerous, Rhythm All Over, The Ballad of Jonny Wabo, Still Got It Bad to more acoustic-based melodic tracks (Emily) and three re-imagined and rearranged covers (Voodoo Child). The live album shows an artist at the top of his game. It comes to no surprise why the Montreal Gazette has referred to Steve Hill as, “the meanest guitar player in Canada.”

Performed, produced and mixed by Steve Hill. Recorded by Stephan Ritch at La Chapelle, Québec, Qc, Can. on November 30, 2017.

Mixed at Wabo Deluxe Studio, Trois-Rivières, Qc, Can. Transfer to tape and other analogue fairy dusting by Nic Jodoin at Valentine Studio, LA.

Mastered by Marc Theriault at Le Lab Mastering, Montreal, Canada.

FOH: Marc Desjarlais. Backline Technician: Carl Turgeon. Graphic design by Amplifié.

All Songs by Steve Hill except The Collector, Still Got It Bad, Emily, Dangerous (S. Hill, J.Parlett),

Hate To See you go (Walter Jacobs) and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (J. Hendrix).

All songs published by Teleman Music SOCAN, except Hate To See You Go by ARC Music Corporation and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Experience Hendrix LLC.

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"An unbelievable cacophony of predominantly blasting rock blues that bursts to life."

- Blues In Britain

"When it comes to one-man guitarist and singer extraordinaire, Steve Hill appears to have no limits."

- Guitar Interactive

“I wanted to capture a live album that featured all the energy of my live shows,” says Steve. There are no overdubs on this live album… I play everything myself in real time. There are no tapes or loops. What you hear is what you get.”

In January 2015, Steve was awarded four coveted Maple Blues Awards including Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Solo Recordings Volume 2 won the 2015 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.

"Hill’s strength is with the punchy innovation of his assertive electric guitar playinge."

- Blues In Britain

"We’ve seen some multi-tasking set-ups in our time but one-man Canadian Blues rock band, Steve Hill, raised even Total Guitar’s eyebrows.."

- Total Guitar Magazine

Throughout his career, Steve has shared the stage with many of his musical heroes including Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of nine albums he's explored everything from hard rock, country, and stoner rock to folk music while always incorporating the essence of his first love, the blues.

Steve’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

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