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Posted: 06/27/2017



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Tony Vinski

Phone: 412-335-0379





July 1, 2017 (PITTSBURGH, PA) -- Pittsburgh-based record label Swade Records have signed The Jay Hill Band with plans to release their debut album in 2017.

“We’re excited to finally bring The Jay Hill Band into the Swade family”, Founder/CEO Tony Vinski said, “I’ve known Jay for close to 15 years, even sharing the stage with him a couple times in our past bands. There are some special vibes and an amazing story coming from his new project and I’m proud that Swade can help get it out to the world.

The Jay Hill Band started when its namesake, Jay Hill, left the cold Pennsylvania winters in search of warmer weather in Florida. On a whim Jay applied and was accepted by Full Sail University’s Artist Relations director Dale Rock (former drummer of Molly Hatchet) to be one of their recording artists and shortly after began working on the follow-up to his 2012 solo-debut “Ballads of Id”, recorded in Dublin, Ireland by Irish filmmaker, musician and producer Quintin Ahern (Army of Id).  With a huge backlog of songs in his bag he immediately found himself working with Grammy Award winning engineer Juan Covas and engineers Jason Dale, Jon Larosa, and Addison Rivard at the controls.  Word spread throughout Orlando and the top studio musicians on the area were enlisted to help complete the recordings including Brian Morgan (bassist for Kashif and Kenny G), Toronto guitarist and songwriter George Grossman, drummers Jorge Villar and Rich Elkins.  Also featured will be violinist Tanner Johnson, who will appear on many of the songs on the new album along with Pittsburgh guitarist Brian Koval and Dublin artists, producer and guitarist Phil Campbell and vocalist Camille Blanche.

Lightning struck again when, in early 2017, Brett Hestla (of Creed, Dark New Day, and Virgo’s Merlot) stepped in to not only to produce most of the album but to also play on six of the tracks. Although no specific date is set, Swade Records is aiming for a fall 2017 to release this full-length album.

In the meantime, to build off of the star-studded recordings Jay Hill has enlisted the support of some of the best live musicians in his hometown of Pittsburgh and in Orlando where he splits his time throughout the year to piece together what will be one of the coolest rock bands on the East Coast to provide the backbone of his brand of “Funkabilly Rockternative. The band will be hitting the stage in the North East region in the summer of 2017 and then moving south to Florida later in the year.

“I’ve been so fortunate with making this album.  Everything keeps falling into place and it is sounding better than I ever imagined it could.  I’m looking forward to getting it out there to my fans and seeing them at all our shows.”

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About Swade Records: Swade Records is an independent music label founded in 2004 by Tony Vinski, bassist for The Redlines, and based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Focused on rock & roll, alternative, indie, punk, and ska music the roster also features current artists The Jay Hill band as well as defunct artists like Paging Mr. Herman, Skankin Homer, and Dreadnot.  In 2008, Swade Records released “Pittska, Pittsburgh Ska 1990-2001” a compilation of the best songs from Pittsburgh’s most popular ska bands at the end of the century.


About The Jay Hill Band: With so much variety in the music from Jay Hill it’s no wonder that there would be so much variety in the band itself.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA now living in Orlando, FL, Jay has pieced together what will be one of the coolest rock bands on the East Coast to provide the backbone of his brand of “Funkabilly Rockternative”, a combination of alternative & progressive rock, funk, and blues, to build off of the star-studded recordings produced by Brett Hestla and engineered by the Grammy Award winning Juan Covas. The Jay Hill Band is starting to book shows in August 2017 and is ready to bring the party up and down the East Coast.