North Island Concert Society is thrilled to announce the return of The Bills (originally known as the Bill Hilly Band), coming to the Port Hardy Civic Centre on November 18th at 7 pm.
The Bills are a high-impact, acoustic folk music quintet from here in BC. Formed in 1996 (as The Bill Hilly Band), they have performed extensively throughout North America and Europe, with their strongest followings in Western Canada, the Western US, Ontario and the UK.
With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalized all at once.
Though the lineup has had a few changes since the band first formed, the present-day Bills are: Marc Atkinson - mandolin, guitar, vocals Richard Moody - violin, viola, vocals Chris Frye - guitar, lead vocals Adrian Dolan - fiddle, piano, accordion, vocals Scott ‘Grampa Bill’ White - upright bass, vocals
Tickets are available from Café Guido, Island Dawn’s, and Gail Neely in Port Alice. For more information please phone 250-956-0452.