Sano Hill is an Irish singer-songwriter based in Galway currently recording his debut album. His songs are inspired by life, love and loss and his work has been released to international critical acclaim, including on the compilation albums ‘Origin: See the Light’, ‘New Horizons’, and ‘Inundations’ (which also featured music from leading international acts, including Josh Ritter, Ron Sexsmith, Lloyd Cole, Damien Rice, Mundy and The Frames). His single releases to date – “Feel Love”, “Sing Out Loud”, “Circlewalk”, “The Climb”, “Starting Over” and “Dancer” – have already received wide praise internationally and have drawn huge interest from listeners around the world with over 200, 000 streams of his songs on Spotify alone since January 28 2022 (the release date of his first single “The Climb”). Selected reviews of his music are available online here: https://sanohillsongs.wixsite.com/sano-hill/reviews).
The forthcoming album (titled “If Not Now, When?”) will be released in Summer 2023 and charts the course of a relationship from hopeful beginnings, to emotional crises, breakup and recovery. His sixth single ‘Dancer’ deals with the challenge of artistic creation, set against the background of a memory of a dance, and the first fires of romantic encounter. It is part love song, part artistic reflection. It was recorded at Dublin’s legendary Windmill Lane Studios and produced by award-winning producer Larry Hogan, with final engineering and mastering by acclaimed Mixing Engineer Braddon Williams (also mastering the album), who has previously worked with some of the top artists in the world including Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson, Il Divo, Wyclef Jean, Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson, P Diddy, The Script and many more. A stunning music video to complement the song, produced by acclaimed video artist Ruben Noksound, is available to view on YouTube on Sano Hill’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@sanohill
Sano Hill “is blessed with a strong and distinctive voice” (Galway Advertiser) and his work has been described as defining “a timeless recipe for original guitar music: inventive, humanist lyrics sung from the gut, then embedded in rhythms to barrage or soothe the soul” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). For leading Irish music magazine, Hot Press, Sano Hill daringly “tries to capture the sound, sense and smell of Galway in a similar vein to Van Morrison’s finest compositions about his native Belfast.” (Hot Press).