Graham Hill is a bassist, guitarist and singer/songwriter originally from Westchester County, N.Y., now living in Oakland, CA. He was naturally drawn to music as a kid, spending countless hours listening to the radio and absorbing a wide variety of musical styles. He started piano and drum lessons at 8 years old, getting his first performing experience playing drums and percussion in school and community jazz bands, as well as playing and writing songs with his friends.
Graham started playing electric bass in his teens, and moved to Los Angeles at 20 years old, where he graduated from the Bass Instructional Program at the Grove School of Music. He spent the next several years as a freelance bassist in L.A., playing hundreds of gigs with a wide variety of acts, including Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, fusion standouts the Mark Harrison Quintet, and The Stonebridge Band, where he backed the Temptations, The Coasters, and The Shirelles. He had the opportunity to tour Taiwan with a 17-piece orchestra, and was the house bass player at L.A.’s Club Birdie for 5 years.
Graham moved to the Bay Area in 2004, where he became active in the theatre scene, playing for several regional and touring productions at TheatreWorks, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, and Woodminster Amphitheatre, among others. He continues to work as a freelance bass player throughout Northern California.
Graham is also an active songwriter, composer, and arranger. He released his debut album, Blue-Eyed Renegade, in November 2017, and he performs as a singer/songwriter at various Bay Area venues. He also writes commercial country and pop songs that he is looking to place with other artists, and in film & TV.