The Bills (British Columbia)
“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid” – Boston Globe
This will not be news to most of you, but in case you are new, The Bills are a high impact, acoustic folk quintet that have developed a unique and galvanizing sound by blending traditional influences from around North America and the rest of the globe.
Formed in 1996 (as The Bill Hilly Band), they have performed across this continent and Europe. 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. Their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers both at home and abroad.
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. 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.