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Electronic: Soundscapes Moods: Instrumental Rock: Progressive Rock Rock: Kraut Rock Pop: Chamber Pop

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UK - England - West Midlands

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Steve Hillman

Steve has been a UK musician and composer playing synths, keyboards and electric guitar since the early 1980’s when he released a series of solo albums and played at several music festivals in the UK. His music in that period was inspired and influenced by early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Pink Floyd and space rockers Hawkwind & Gong. After ten solo albums Steve was signed to the UK progressive rock label Cyclops Records in 1993 who released four CD albums worldwide. Steve’s music had by then taken off in a more prog rock direction with influences ranging from Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, Camel, Steve Hackett, ELP etc. coming to the fore.

In 2004 Steve became the keyboard player in the progressive rock band Ra who to date have released two albums on the Cyclops label: “Wake” in 2007 and “Ra Rising” in 2009. A third is now in the pipeline and due to be recorded in Summer 2011.

Another major influence in Steve’s music is the film score composer John Barry and in 2005 his dreams of recording his own material along the lines of a John Barry soundtrack became realised when Dreamfast Cinema in Chicago signed him to record an album. Steve was fortunate to have Gareth Davies, the lead flute player of the London Symphony Orchestra and sax master Iain Ballamy of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks play on several tracks of the resultant album “The World Over” which was released in 2006.

Steve has also been involved in a range of other projects over the years - more info is available via his website and MySpace.