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Scotty Hills


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    Wonderland Urgency
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    I Don't Know Why
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    Hope You're in Toronto
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Scotty’s approach to music is like a familiar patchwork quilt; it’s earthy and warm, with flashes of bright colour, juxtaposed with highly contrasting rhythmic elements.
An unapologetic genre jumper, his songs are blues-y sleeper anthems haunted with broken, ethereal melodies and moments of campy lyrical humour. With one foot in his prairie roots, and one foot in Detroit, Scotty draws from city blues, old country, and even Motown Soul, exhaling in an effortless style that is a sum of them all.
Scotty Hills got his start at 17, playing drums in the blues clubs of the American Mid West. Before the age of 20, Scotty had opened for Chuck Berry at the Chicago Blues Festival, played the Mutual Musician Foundation in Kansas City, and had shared a bill with the Newborn Brothers in Memphis, Tennessee. Scotty moved to Winnipeg, MB and joined alt blues band, The Perpetrators. After 2 albums, 2 Western Canadian Music Awards, and a Juno Nomination, he ventured on his own and released his debut album 'Wonderland Urgency’.
He moved to the West Coast to produce his sophomore album Year of Septembers. This resulted in a publishing deal with Ole Majorly Indie Los Angeles, where Scotty travelled to write songs for mega star Rihanna at Westlake Studio in West Hollywood. Scotty joined Co-writers including American Idol darling Haley Reinhardt, Deputy (Rihanna, Jay Z), Augie Ray (Kayne West) and Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Serena Ryder).
On his latest effort Nature Girl, Scotty embarked on a 2500 mile train adventure to Detroit, Michigan. Here he collaborated with number one selling Motown artists L.J. Reynolds (The Dramatics) and Tony Green (Tupac, George Clinton, Snoop Dog, The Dramatics). The result was the song I Want to Love You. He then teamed up with mixer Diego Media (Hey Rosetta, David Myles, Joel Placket), and four time Grammy Award Winner Tom Coyne (D'Angelo, The Weekend, Raphael Saadiq) for post production. The self produced album is Scotty’s most soulful and sophisticated work to date, including lush string arrangements, lyrical painting and soaring dynamics that glue his genre centric tendencies, into the development of a unified sound from start to finish. 
Scotty has recently worked with renowned photographer LeAnn Mueller (Rolling Stone Magazine), and has returned to Los Angeles to play the legendary Hotel Cafe. He has worked with such artists as Hubert Sumlin, Tegan and Sarah, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Jill and Mathew Barber, Jon and Roy, The Sadies, Wide Mouth Mason, Downchild Blues Band, North Missisippi Allstars, and Jordan Cook (Reign Wolf).


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