Jason Hill (singer)

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Jason Staehler Hill
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Jason Hill performing with his band Louis XIV at Emo's in Austin during South by Southwest (2008)
Background information
Birth name Jason Staehler Hill
Genres Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, synthesizers, drums, bass, string and horn arrangements, drum programming
Years active 1990s- present
Labels Atlantic, Sony ATV, Famous Music, Pineapple Recording Group, Vice Records, Universal Music Publishing, Fancy Animal Records
Associated acts Louis XIV, Vicky Cryer, New York Dolls, Convoy, David Fincher, David Bowie, Brandon Flowers, Ariel Pink, The Virgins, Macy Gray, Sky Ferriera, Richard Butler, Psychedelic Furs, Empire of the Sun, The Killers, Charles Aznavour, Alicia Keyes
Website www.fancyanimalrecords.com
Notable instruments
Guitar, Vocals, Pianos, Synthesizers, Bass, String and Horn Arrangements, Drums, programming, Sound Synthesis, Mixing desk.

Jason Staehler Hill is an American record producer,[1] audio engineer, mixing engineer, multi-instrumentalist, film score composer and songwriter. His production, songwriting, and mixing credits include Louis XIV, Brandon Flowers, Robbie Williams, The Killers, Sky Ferriera, David Fincher, New York Dolls, Ariel Pink, The Virgins, Soko, Macy Gray, Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs, Borns, Vicky Cryer, The Bronx, and collaborations with Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun, among others. Hill is the former lead singer, guitarist and producer of the band Louis XIV (2003-2009) as well as the bassist and producer of The New York Dolls (2010-2011). Louis XIV achieved notable success with the 2005 Billboard top 10 hit "Finding out True Love is Blind". Hill also co-wrote and produced The Virgins' 2007 single, "Rich Girls" and sang back up vocals on The Killers album Sam's Town (over 8 million worldwide sales). In 2014 Hill began his work as a film score composer, working with director David Fincher (Academy Award nominated and BAFTA, Golden Globe winner for Best Direction) on Gone Girl and again in 2015 and 2016 with Fincher on HBO's VIDEOSYNCRASY and currently composing Fincher's Netflix series MINDHUNTER set to be released in 2017..

LOUIS XIV[edit]

Louis XIV formed in Spring of 2003 while living in Paris, France and to date has released 3 LPs Louis XIV (2003), The Best Little Secrets are Kept (2005), Slick Dogs and Ponies (2008) along with 4 Ep's Blue (2004), Pink (2004), Illegal Tender (2005), and The Distances From Everyone to You (2007). Originally breaking in the Uk with praises from Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) in NME magazine and radio play on the BBC Radio One by Zane Lowe and Mary Anne Hobbes. Louis XIV would garner national radio play with Finding Out true Love is Blind reaching #1 on such radio stations as KROQ and Live 105 before signing to Atlantic Records in 2004. David Bowie championed Louis XIV calling them his new favorite band in several publications including Vogue and Vanity Fair in 2006 then asking them to play with him for his last show and charity events. Louis XIV were frequent guests on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jonathon Ross Show (U.K). After extensive worldwide touring with the likes of David Bowie, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, The Killers and many others, Louis XIV broke up in 2009 for Hill to concentrate on record producing. In 2013 Louis XIV reformed briefly to tour Europe and Mexico with The Killers along with an appearance in Las Vegas.

Studio and Charity[edit]

Hill currently is owner of Ulysses Recording and Film Studios in Hollywood, CA and the record companies Fancy Animal Records and The Pineapple Recording Group. As a songwriter he is currently signed to Universal Music Publishing.

In 2006 Hill and Louis XIV began working with David Bowie and Alicia Keyes to put on the massively successful Aid for Africa events in New York City. All proceeds help fight Aids in Africa. This event was also David Bowie's last live concert before passing away in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Biography: Louis XIV". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.