THE KENNY HILL GROUP
The idea of the band started out after guitarist/singer Kenny Hill was frustrated with comprising his vision in "band" settings, decided he was going to pursue his musical quest uncompromisingly. He sought out drummer Paul Cobb ( who is also his brother) to be percussionist/drummer for the project and soon after invited James "JJ" Johnston on board as bassist.
The three musicians have been performing regionally, writing and recording together since Jan. 2014.
Prior to the Kenny Hill Group, all three members have had successful careers with other bands. Kenny Hill is known as former member of bands Rif Raf, Halloween, Soldier Soul, The Brotherhood, Mansfield Park, as well as having a consistent solo career with many recordings released. Paule Cobb is known for his bands Subsidence, Simple Wisdom , Aries, Smile and Mansfield Park. JJ Johnston is know his bands The Scam, Monkey Paw and Bonestitch.
When asked about the band's main influences, Kenny Hill commented that there sound comes from a very passionate, colorful yet color blind place that is influenced artists like Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Rush, Muse, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd,Joe Satriani, Christopher Cross, Motown.
The band's first single was released worldwide October 11, 2016 done independently, financed completely by the band. It was co-produced by Kevin Wesley Williams, accompanied by a video. Follow-up to the single is expected before year's end with a full length expected by early summer 2017.
In February of 2017 KHG is expecting commencement of regional and national touring in support of the new releases.
The Kenny Hill Group is always interested in charitable events and utilizing music as a way to communicate and convey a positive message that sometimes may fail in just words only.