q u i e t   h i l l is original music from the top of a hill in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A merging of soul/rock and indie, quiet hill is the musical musings on life and love of front person, Jacquie Thillaye. 

 Thillaye was a regular performer in Toronto’s early Queen St. West music scene of the ‘80s before stepping away from the city’s stages and studios to contribute a couple musicians to the world. She returned to her birthplace of Halifax to raise two musician sons. When they flew the coop, she realized how much she missed the music. Not just theirs, but her own.  With more of life to draw on for inspiration, Thillaye started to write again and twenty+ years of songs and stories began to spill.  

q u i e t   h i l l is a confluence of musical styles and backgrounds from punk to funk (and a bunch of genres in between) that ends up being hard to define. Rock, soul, punk, folk, indie? 70's, 80's, 90's , now? Why, yes.  

Joining  Thillaye in qh are:

Dave Johnson bringing the ear candy guitar hooks & riffs, and  enriching the harmonies; 

Henry Taylor bringing smooth grooves & melodic bass lines;

Mike MacKinnon bringing the edge via drums, & punctuation with hand drums; 

Fionnuala Reynolds bringing ethereal backing vocals and percussive accents.

 

"Sky " painting of Citadel Hill in Halifax, NS is by Fionnuala Reynolds, and will be the album art for the upcoming album, Not Always Quiet

"Sky " painting of Citadel Hill in Halifax, NS is by Fionnuala Reynolds, and will be the album art for the upcoming album, Not Always Quiet

Life is short.

Make music, make love, love art, laugh loud, laugh often.