Hillary Hand is currently performing as a solo electro-pop artist and now resides in Ulm, Germany. Hillary Hand (lead vocals & keyboards) learned classical piano at the age of six, but it wasn't until 2011 that she started crafting original songs and performing them in dive bars and coffee shops around town. It quickly became a newfound love as well as an avenue for her to explore different possibilities in songwriting & composition. She soon formed her band, The Roseliers, which proceeded to provide even more opportunities for deeper and more diverse musical expression & performance. Joe Degelia (guitar) has been playing alongside Hillary since 2011. Hillary's brother Josh Hand (bass) joined the group in 2013 along with his wife Melinda Hand (background vocals/percussion). Joel Burns (drums) is the most recent member, joining in late 2013. Individually, each member has composed their own personal style, so when the band formed it immediately became something unique. Since Hilllary was classically trained, there is a spirit of art rock that drives the beat and formation of the songs. The energy becomes something even more with pop driven hooks, and elements of electronic synths, atypical of your average indie-pop bands. Their sound has been compared to various artists such as St. Vincent, Emmyloe Harris, Cat Power, Feist, Lorde, and Tegan and Sarah.
Hillary Hand's first EP, Paper Doll, was recorded and released in 2012. Popular songs from the album include 'Domino' (recently heard on MTV's Awkward) and 'Say Goodbye', (one of Hillary's earliest compositions & recently featured on the MTV's Finding Carter.) Hillary has also released a few singles since her EP, including 'Tameless Tongues' (which has been featured on ABC's new hit drama Black Box) and 'Run Like a Rabbit'. The band is set to self record/produce their next album in late 2014.
Hillary Hand & The Roseliers have performed at a variety of venues all over Colorado Springs and Denver. Most notably at the UMS Denver Summit Music Festival as well as at 2014's SXSW Music and Film festival in Austin, Texas.