JEFF HILL

Based: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, UK

BRIEF BAND BIO FROM THE SING SING MUSIC BLOG, 2009:

The Jeff Hill band were active in the U.K. from 1977 to 1980. In that time they put out 2 GREAT singles. The first, on Chiswick features Jeff Hill backed by some session players and the second on the bands own DIY 'Balloon' label.( soon to be reissued on Sing Sing ) Featured Jeff Hill on guitar and vocals, Dave Buckley on drums and vocals and Ray Humphries on bass. Both records are great and worth tracking down. When we approached Jeff and Dave about the possibility of re-releasing the 'Somethings Wrong With My Baby' single Dave gave me a disc of demos, recorded on both a 4 track TEAC and a Revox machine. the tracks are culled from practices in the basement of their then manager Keith Roberts hair salon and a practice in a local village hall. The recordings are raw, and the stellar songwriting of both Dave and Jeff and the tight musicianship of the group can really be heard here. These recordings, in addition to the previously unreleased stuff on the LDK Lp (amazing and worth tracking down) prove that this band was a force to be reckoned with and given the opportunity, would have made a legendary LP.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

I Want You To Dance With Me Jeff Hill Band - Something's Wrong With My Baby      
I Want You To Dance With Me
(7", 1977)
Something's Wrong With My Baby
(7", Jeff Hill Band, 1979)
     

Extraneous Releases

Jeff Hill Band - Something's Wrong With The...        
Something's Wrong With...The Jeff Hill Band
(LP, 2003)
       

Various Artists

Long Shots, Dead Certs And Odds On Favourites - Chiswick Chartbusters Vol. 2 UK LP 1978 (Chiswick): I Want You To Dance With Me

The Chiswick Story UK 2xCD 1992 (Chiswick): I Want You To Dance With Me

Links

BORED TEENAGERS

ATTACKING THE BEAT - Jeff Hill Interview

Demos at SINGSING

 

 

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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