Cliff Hillis and Ben Arnold *LIVE STREAMING Event*
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Award winning songwriter, singer and producer, Cliff Hillis has a solid reputation as a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and studio whiz. His previous releases have been praised by USA Today, The LA Times and his songs have been featured in TV shows and films.
In addition to performing his own songs, Hillis tours the world with The Orchestra (featuring ELO former members) Patty Smyth & Scandal, US Rails and is a member of The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket and Smash Palace.
Rising to the challenge of collaborating with his band during the pandemic Hillis along with co-producer / musician Greg Maragos (Smash Palace, In The Pocket) and drummer Pat Berkery (War On Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pernice Brothers) embraced the creative power of technology to completed the record while remaining socially isolated.
Known for his upbeat brand of literate and memorable tunes, Cliff Hillis has established himself as one of the leading songwriters in pop-rock music today.
Ben Arnold is a songwriter, musician, performer and producer. He has remained a longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape and has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90’s, Ben has since released countless label supported and independent records over the decades. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
His constant output of new material is a testament to the continual growth of his creative muscles as well as a product of the many worlds in which Ben Arnold operates. His most recent solo records “Lost Keys” and “Sunday Morning Meltdown” explore the feel, culture and politics of American music of the 60s- 70s thru the lens of the questions of the here and now. With US Rails, he has just released the new record “Mile By Mile” (Blue Rose Records) on which they were just touring to support in Europe as the Covid 19 virus took over the continent and forced them to cut their tour short and return home.
In addition to writing, recording and performing his own music, Ben Arnold has been very active as a part- time middle and high school educator. He has also, over the last few years, been utilizing his wordsmithing skills to creatively translate songs from foreign languages to English for children’s animation, as well as penning some original songs and lyrics of his own.
With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself with every record and live performance. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.