Scotty Hills is a blue eyed, country soul singer who likes to blend both city and country tones to produce very identifiable, catchy songs. His profound, poetic lyrics are intently delivered with a loving voice; full of full of soul and charisma; firmly steered by the sound of yesteryear, and inspired by the modern ways of expression.
"Man, you sound better than the Wolf!"
Legendary Howling Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin upon hearing Scotty sing.
Scotty has landed back in Canada, after promoting his self produced debut album across the pond; performing in the U.K., Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium. He plans to tour in early 2009, with a follow up album already in progress. Scotty will be joined by legendary bass player Tony Green(the Dramatics, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre) from Detroit on the new recordings, and select tours. Scotty's acclaimed debut album is available online at cdbaby.com, Itunes, Amazon, etc.......................
"It brims over with a funky, breezy, soulful charisma, and finds Scotty very impressively handling most of the instruments (and songwriting) himself. Most strikingly, though, it's the voice! Names like Sam Cooke, Ron Sexsmith, Stevie Wonder, Junior Parker, or even Feist may come to mind occasionally, but Scotty remains effortlessly original throughout!"
Grant Stoval (CKUA)
"we're like a chemical fire
its kinda hard to put it out
but you've got sand in both
of your hands whatcha want with me"
from the song 'Watcha Want'
Playing drums and singing for dirty blues group "The Perpetrators", has awarded Scotty with a Juno nomination, two maple blues awards, and a Maple Blues Award. He has opened for such notables as Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars; and has shared the stage with greats like Hubert Sumlin, Jody Williams, Big Dave Mclean, Downchild Blues Band, Sue Foley, and a slew of the UK's best soul musicians.
"Abundant highlights fill this recording like a Christmas stocking. Its title track flashes with bluesy, neo-soul brilliance augmented by soaring guitar licks and the kind of falsetto harmonies that would make D'Angelo proud."
Frank Litorco (FFWD magazine)
Scotty is anticipating the completion of a website, where a rapidly growing fanbase can keep in touch with the lastest Scotty Hills news, tour dates, new music, and merchandise. Examples of new demo recordings will be released, along with lyrical offerings. He has a distinct blues undertone to his poetic lullabies, with a bedrock foundation of blues and soul music. Immediately identifiable, Scotty truly has a sound of his own.