JENNIFER HILL AND CO. / Bio
Jennifer Hill, a New Englander by birth, is starting a small fire…a fire that she hopes will ignite the need for musical diversity in a time where radio is ruled by the same rotation on every channel.
She is smart, determined, and armed with a big voice inside a small frame. From attending the prestigious HARTT School of music, to honing her craft in NYC's lower east side, Jennifer Hill has made herself known as both an outstanding vocalist and pianist on the Indie Scene. Her band Jennifer Hill and Co. is a mix of rock, pop, alternative,and blues…and her solo work is a menage of uptempo piano pieces and brooding melodies with lyrics inspired by love, life, loss and the desire to be seen as someone of strength.
She has been compared to Fiona Apple with a touch of lady gaga and can either rock you with a full band or bring you to tears (in a good way) with just her voice and the keys.
Jennifer Hill and Co have a distinct vibe that is all their own.Often described as a "piano soul collective" the sound is a musical martini of pop, rock,punk,jazz, soul, and funk shaken together with a fat ass piano pounding beat.
Jen is a little off her rocker. She likes to dress for the part and be a bit cheeky with the audience.The audience is a key part of the show after all... and Jen's comedic interaction and life stories are a valued part of the performance.
One reader of the Hartford Advocate described her "like a twisted Fiona Apple with a little more spunk"...the Advocate's remark was "Now, Fiona's pretty twisted already,(this is the girl who said she's "break a boy just because she can,")..."So it's easy to see why Jennifer Hill and Co. stick in people's minds"
(Hartford Advocate 2009)
The band's influences range from The Beatles, Massive Attack, Bjork, Ben Folds, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Blondie, Madonna,Sarah Vaughn, Esthero, Led Zeppelin to...everything you can possibly think of. These music geeks have been doing it all their lives and classical music is just as relevant to their music as is B.B King's Watermelon Album.
- Band Members:
- Jennifer Hill / Lead Vocals, Piano, Keyboard Bob Schwecherl / Drums Zak Howard / Guitar Chris Foley/ Bass
- Artist Name:
- JENNIFER HILL AND CO.
- Home Page:
- Active Since:
- Pop / Indie Rock / Pop Rock
- Hartford, CT
- Self Managed (Looking for management)
- Fiona Apple
- Sia Furler
- Carol King