It was great to see you all again – what a great 7-date tour! From the hot sun to the world-class hospitality to the rockin’ audiences, we had a great time. There were highlight moments from every show, including reconnecting with old friends and fans, belting out a cappella arrangements from various corners of the venues, ripping solos by the always inventive boys in the band, and some gorgeous piano moments at a few of the venues. Not to mention some serious countryside jogging, Boomer’s magical vintage toy store in Waterford, amazing coffee shop finds and a great bike ride in Montreal for Rich and Chris!
See you all again soon – BC, Ontario and Manitoba, look out this summer! Then we’re coming south, USA – California beware.
ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is pleased to announce that they will be releasing The Bills‘ new album Yes Please in the US on April 23, 2013. Independently released in their native Canada last fall, the powerhouse roots band is looking forward to releasing their second album with the Grammy-winning label.
“The Bills are deeply excited to be working with Red House on the new release,” says singer/guitarist Chris Frye. “Their roster of fantastic artists is one that we are extremely proud to be a part of.”
Known the world over for their exquisite songcraft, instrumental virtuosity and dynamic live performances, The Bills feature an all-star line-up of talent from Canada’s west coast including Chris Frye (guitar, lead vocals), Marc Atkinson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals), Richard Moody (violin, viola, vocals) and Scott White (upright bass). All busy musicians, The Bills had been working on other musical projects until they recently reunited to record Yes Please, the follow-up to their Juno Award nominated album Let Em Run (released on Red House in April, 2005).
For radio and interview inquiries, please contact Beth Friend at Red House at (651) 644-4161.
Look for The Bills in your neighbourhood over the coming months. Planning tours of Ontario (May and August), BC/Alberta (November), California (confirmed for September) and the US Midwest (early 2014). Throw in some fun-filled showcase music conferences (Folk Alliance Feb. 20 – 24 in Toronto and Pacific Contact in Vancouver, April 5-7) and you’ve got the makings of a great year.
Look out for more info on 2013 summer festivals, and consider this a secret tip that we’ll have an announcement soon on the official 2013 release of Yes Please in the U.S. on a fantastic label down there!
Look out folks, we’ve taken a traditional Christmas tune and Bill-i-fied it for national television. On Friday, December 14, 8 PM Pacific, 11 PM Eastern, on Vision TV in Canada (check your local cable listings), watch for the Bills’ and other artists’ renditions of holiday classics. The show (or portions thereof) will also be available after it airs at www.visiontv.ca or on their YouTube channel. The actual program is called God’s Greatest Hits. Don’t worry, though, the song we chose generally avoids monotheistic tendencies, save for one line. We think you’ll like what you hear and see!