Influenced by Chaka Kahn, Quincy Jones, George Benson and Marvin Gaye (to name but a few), it’s obvious that Tash Hills would be filled with funk. Combining the soul sounds of the 1980s with modern-day pop, Tash Hills brings old-school jazz and funk into the 21st century. Receiving coverage from BBC Introducing Solent and performing at notable festivals, such a Victorious Festival, Hills is already building a name and reputation for herself. In fact, jazz singer Natalie Williams sang backup vocals on her cover of Estelle’s ‘American Boy’. The latest addition to her repertoire is ‘Stepping On Out’.
With the aim of writing an upbeat anthem to illustrate that “Friday Feeling”, Hills created ‘Stepping On Out’. Recorded at Made On The Road studio, although the vocals and sax were recorded in her front room, ‘Stepping On Out’ is a feisty song about independence, self-renewal and building yourself up for an exciting night out and weekend ahead. A breath of fresh air in the current funk scene, Hills soulful vocals are catchy, compelling and contagious.
In all honesty, I’m not quite sure what else to say about Tash Hills and her music. It’s infectious, addictive, anthemic and could convert even a metal fan to jazz/funk sounds. I can’t wait to hear her EP.