Chris ‘CJ’ Hillman

Playing For: I've been playing for 22 years now, I started playing guitar around the age of 8 and pedal steel guitar at 21. Other instruments such as mandolin and Dobro I picked up along the way. Professional since I was 18 and constantly touring for the last 9 years.

Musical Education: Americana Musician of the year 2017. Degree in Popular Music & Recording (2:1) Salford University. Grade 8 Guitar. BTEC National Diploma. GCSE A.

Favourite Genre(s): I'd have to say this spans from Rock, Country Rock to Folk. Also with most the sub-genres or offshoots too.

Favourite Musician(s): Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Greg Liesz, Albert Lee, Clarence White, Jerry Douglas, Buddy Emmons, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, George harrison... to name a few.

Favourite Musical Moment: Touring the USA for the first time on a tour bus & specifically playing on stage in LA. I have a few more like playing the Pyramid Stage and Sydney Opera House but, it was always a dream to take my Rickenbacker and tour the States.

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