Singer/Songwriter and Sposato Wine Tasting
Sun · August 13, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pmThe Milton Theatre
This event is all ages
The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.http://miltontheatre.ticketfly.com/event/1501264/
With over 7,000 performances in his career, Sol has toured the USA fronting show bands, been lead guitarist with Atlantic Records recording artists Mike Hines and the Look, has appeared on the Nashville Network and has been blessed to frequently share the stage with Grammy Award winning, Hall of of Fame inducted and accomplished hit songwriters such as Tony Arata, Doug James, Don Henry, Craig Bickhardt, Michael Johnson, Thom Schuyler and many more.
Although Sol’s original music has brought him acclaim, much of his career has been built on performing the great hits of our time in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and South West Florida region as a solo performer. In Sol’s solo act he either performs all acoustic or as a one man band. His one man band cover act is what has brought the most notoriety, performing for thousands of Corporate functions, Theaters, Casinos and private parties throughout his career.
The band toured through-out the U.S., Canada, and Japan. They also made a number of videos for MTV, and appeared on many television shows including "American Bandstand," Solid Gold and Dick Clark's New Year's Eve Show.
After "Scandal" Keith went on to tour and record with Joe Cocker, Paul Young, among many others. These tours included appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno as well as other television appearances. One of the highlights of the tour with Joe Cocker was playing a concert in Berlin the day "The Wall" came down in November of 1989.
Scandal reunited in 2003 and have been touring ever since. Around that time Keith began his interest in fingerstyle guitar. He went on to release two solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar CDs. In 2013 Keith began touring with Cyndi Lauper. They have since played over 100 concerts around the world and have performed on numerous television shows.
The seven song EP features an eclectic mix of strong melody and thoughtful lyrics. The title track "Love Not War" gives a nod to the sound and sentiment of 1970's era FM radio while sounding fresh and new, courtesy of the lush musical backing of Patrick Berkery on drums (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace), Jason Loughlin on guitar (Amos Lee, Rachel Yamagata), Greg Maragos (Quickstep John, The Everthere) on bass and keyboards, Shelley Weiss on violin and David Kershner on trumpet.
The EP also features guest performances by guitarist Mike Molnar (The Bellfuries) on the song "The Buddha's Belly", as well as backing vocals from singer songwriter Dan Bern on the track "Too Many Songs", which was co-written by Cliff Hillis & Dan Bern.
In support of the release Hillis will be performing a number of East Coast shows solo and with his live band "The Forward Thinkers" as well as pursuing a targeted Triple A radio campaign.
Hillis' work has recently garnered praise from notable songwriters:
"Cliff is taking some chances while also delivering some solid pop production, the stuff you'd expect from a big fan of big pop. it's a blast to listen to." - Mike Viola, acclaimed recording artist, producer, and composer
"You know who's really good? Cliff Hillis." - Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter, Old '97s
The Milton Theatre
110 Union St
Milton, DE, 19968