With her gospel voice, heart-felt lyrics, etheric folk-pop style and classical piano chops, Heather Hill is a singer/songwriter inspired by the mystical and mundane beauty of the landscape and the relationships she cherishes. While compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Carole King, she brings her unique, transcendent sound with haunting melodies. Heather has four studio albums and the last two were self-produced: “Listen”, 2005/NYC; “Leuty Station”, 2012/Toronto; “We are the same’, 2022/Blue Mountains; and “Twilight Mist” (released in 2024). Her longing to create, help and spread peace in the world, has led to an interesting life and career that have taken her from Toronto to New York City, back to Toronto, and now, to Blue Mountains, the rural Ontario paradise she and her family call home.
Hill has always pursued collaborations with diverse artists and her songwriting prowess has been paying off in industry recognition and accolades. “Love”, a song co-written with another frequent collaborator Sarah Prodan that will be included on the upcoming Twilight Mist, was recently selected as Best Original Song for the 2023 Love Wins International Festival, which takes place in both Los Angeles and New York City during Pride in both locales. “Free This Love”, another co-write with Matt Gerber and award winning Toronto singer-songwriter Henry Lees, picked up Top 10 Finalist honours from the 2022 USA Songwriting Competition and reached the Semi-Finals for the 2022 International Songwriting Contest. Another co-write with Gerber, “You’re So Beautiful”, became a Semi-Finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition. Hill has also co-written several songs with Chris Antonik, a #1 charting, multiple Maple Blues Awards nominee, Canadian rock powerhouse Jess Speziale, Meghaan LeBlanc, a Nova Scotian Celtic troubadour and Kat Leonard, a comedian and entertainer.
A deep, varied history of academic studies and performance experience has led Hill to the highly creative and soul-affirming place she’s in now. With a classical piano performance degree (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (U of T) and a Master of Arts (English) degree from University of Waterloo under her wing, she made her home temporarily in New York performing in some of the city’s most legendary clubs such as The Cutting Room and the Makor Room, and recorded her first album, “Listen” with platinum producer Steve Addabbo (Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan). There, Hill also received her first song cut in the off-Broadway production “Songs of the Century” and studied with revered singer-songwriter, producer, music mentor, teacher and co-founder of the Jazz Foundation of America, Ann Johns Ruckert, who also worked with legends such as Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, T-Rex, Merry Clayton and Quincy Jones throughout her storied career.
Moving back to Toronto to raise her family, Hill continued to pursue her song craft in earnest, releasing her second album Leuty Station, called “a remarkable and beautiful sounding disc” by Juno nominated and multi-credited Film/TV singer-songwriter Blair Packham. In 2022, Hill released her third album We are The Same, a collection she calls a warm hug in an uncertain world. Rosey, is an upbeat jazz tune she co-wrote with Matt Gerber about pink champagne, with acclaimed Jazz pianist David Restivo. She gears up for her fourth album Twilight Mist to be out later this year.
"Soul-stirring and life affirming music that transcends and uplifts."