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ABOUT

Hill Kourkoutis is an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and filmmaker based in Toronto. She is known for her super collaborative philosophy, unwavering work ethic and ability to wear multiple hats in her creative endeavors while still going above and beyond.

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As a multi-instrumentalist and performer, Kourkoutis has had the honour of playing for Serena Ryder, The Weeknd, Danny Michel, Martha and the Muffins, Tara Slone (Joydrop and Rockstar:INXS), The Cliks and Saidah Baba Talibah to name a few. This collective of pursuits granted her the opportunity to tour across North America, Europe and Asia and led to many television appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Juno Awards and the MuchMusic Video Awards. Hill can also be seen on the new CTV series, The Launch (created by Scott Borchetta), performing the duties of guitar in the show's house band.

Hill has devoted more time to producing since establishing her studio The Lair in 2007 and has produced and engineered albums or singles for SATE, Jules, Graph, Madison Violet, Leela Gilday, Eh440, Lucas Silveira, The Cliks, Saidah Baba Talibah, Pavlo, Shawnee, Hunter Valentine, Ghost Caravan, Martha and the Muffins and Hill & The Sky Heroes. She has done remixes for Jill Barber, Good Lovelies, Dear Rouge, July Talk, Adam Cohen, Madison Violet and SATE.

As a songwriter, Kourkoutis has been the recipient of various awards such as the International Songwriting Competition (Semi-Finalist), Canadian Radio Star Award (Winner) and USA Songwriting Competition (Finalist) and has been invited to take part in songwriting camps for Canadian Idol and the Songwriter's Association of Canada. Artists that have recorded her songs include Poesy (Big Machine), Jules (Fontana North), Graph, Meghan Patrick (Warner), SATE, The Cliks, Mookie and the Loyalists (Sony), Dane Hartsell, Martha and the Muffins, Andrea England and Martha Johnson, to name a few. She has also composed for Cadillac (Tom & Dave), The Adventures of Napkin Man, Season 3 (CBC/Junior Joe), Paper Girls (Fablevision/Junior Joe), "Grimey" (2012), a short directed by Al Mukadam, and ACTRA's "Get Women Working" PSA. Her songs have appeared in television shows and films such as Degrassi: The Next Generation (MuchMusic/MTV), Kim's Convenience (CBC/Netflix), Private Eyes (Global), Killjoys (Space/Syfy). Offspring (Network Ten), Pulling Strings (Film), as well as ads for Urban Planet and Virgin Mobile.

Hill has been an integral part of several musical projects including the indie alt/pop/rock band Drowning Girl, and is currently working on her solo project Hill & The Sky Heroes. The debut album "11:11″ features many well-known collaborators including Serena Ryder, Adrian Eccleston (Drake/Kylie Minogue), Doc (The Weeknd/Esthero), Damhnait Doyle (The Heartbroken), Donna Grantis (Prince), Martha and the Muffins, Saidah Baba Talibah, Dane Hartsell and Lucas Silveira (The Cliks). Hill & The Sky Heroes also released two self-produced EP's in 2015 ("Dark Days", "Electric Matter") which featured collaborations with Graph (Esthero/The Clipse/Idle Warship), Serena Ryder and Derek Downham (Andy Kim/The Beauties).

In addition to her musical ventures, Kourkoutis is also known as a director, producer and actor. As a teenager she was cast as the silent but insightful drummer Megan on the hit teen series "Radio Free Roscoe" (Noggin/The Family Channel). This experience supported by a childhood desire to capture the absurdities of life on film led Hill to Ryerson University where she completed a BFA with Honours in Film Studies. In her final year of studies, she was awarded with several awards including the Norman Jewison Filmmaker's Award and the Harvey Hart Director's Award for her existential comedy short "…And The Planets Conspire". A year prior to graduating, Kourkoutis signed on as a director with Toronto-based production company The Field where she would direct videos for Sass Jordan, Serena Ryder, Tara Slone, Mother Mother, You Say Party!, Alex Cuba, Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams and "The Next Star" (YTV), to name a few. She also directed the ACTRA "Get Women Working" PSA, which received the 2013 Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award. In 2010, Kourkoutis established her own production company, which has since produced music videos, promos and PSA's for clients such as EMI, Last Gang Records, WIDEawake Entertainment Group and ACTRA.


Discography
JULES - People Watching - Album
JULES
People Watching - Album (2018)

Digital (Fontana North). Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Musician (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Background Vocals, Drum Programming) on All Tracks except (Track 4, 9). Co-Writer on “Before You Picked Her”, “Prey”, “Dessert First” and “Dakota”. Additional Production, Remixing on “Fools Gold – Alternate Version”.

Derek Spill - Melancholy (feat. Hayden Scott) - Single
DEREK SPILL
Melancholy (feat. Hayden Scott) - Single (2018)

Digital (Independent). Co-Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Musician (Drum Programming, Synths).

Sandra Bouza - Three Years - EP
SANDRA BOUZA
Three Years - EP (2018)

Digital (Sabucedo Records). Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, guitar, bass, keys and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Matt Kelly - Circles - Single
MATT KELLY
Circles - Single (2018)

Digital (Independent). Co-Writer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Musician (Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drum Programming, Synths, Background Vocals).

Derek Spill - Rockstar - Single
DEREK SPILL
Rockstar - Single (2018)

Digital (Independent). Co-Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Musician (Drum Programming, Synths).

Ghost Caravan - TO Confidential - Single
GHOST CARAVAN
TO Confidential - Album (2018)

Digital, Vinyl (the Confidence Emperors). Co-Writer on “Trenches (Pull Me Down)”, “Shine On” and “Damn You (feat. Odario)”. Producer, Mixer, Musician (All Instruments) on “Trenches”. Producer, Musician(Drum Programming, Synths, Background Vocals) on “Shine On”. Additional Production, Musician (Drum Programming, Guitar, Synths, Background Vocals) on “Damn You”

Poesy- Strange Little Girl - Single
POESY
Strange Little Girl - Single (2018)

Digital (Big Machine/Bell Media). Co-Writer.

Serena Ryder - Christmas Kisses
SERENA RYDER
Christmas Kisses (2018)

Digital, CD, Vinyl (Serenader Source/UMG). Background Vocals on "Christmas Kisses", "Blue Christmas", "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "Jingle Bell Rock".

Sandra Bouza - Where Have You Been (Single)
SANDRA BOUZA
Where Have You Been - Single (2018)

Digital (Sabucedo Records). Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, guitar, bass, keys and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Ghost Caravan - Damn You (Single)
GHOST CARAVAN
Damn You feat. Odario - Single (2018)

Digital (the Confidence Emperors). Additional Production, Co-Written and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, guitar, synths and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Jill Barber - Girl's Gotta Do (Hill Kourkoutis Remix) - Single
JILL BARBER
Girl's Gotta Do (Hill Kourkoutis Remix) - Single (2018)

Digital (Outside Music). Remixed, Mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, synths and guitar performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Sandra Bouza - I Want You (Single)
SANDRA BOUZA
I Want You - Single (2018)

Digital (Sabucedo Records). Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, guitar, bass, keys and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Ghost Caravan - Shine On (Single)
GHOST CARAVAN
Shine On - Single (2018)

Digital (the Confidence Emperors). Produced, Co-Written and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Drum programming, synths and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Stacey Kay - 11 O'Clock Number
STACEY KAY
11 O'Clock Number (2018)

Digital, CD (Stacey Kay Music). "I'm Not Adele" Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Written by Miku Graham, Stacey Kay and Hill Kourkoutis. All instruments and some background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Good Lovelies - I See Gold (Radio Remix)
GOOD LOVELIES
I See Gold (Radio Remix) - Single (2018)

Digital (Good Lovelies). Remixed, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional production, guitar, bass, keys, drum programming and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Jules - Before You Picked Her (Single)
JULES
Before You Picked Her - Single (2018)

Digital (It's Jules Music). Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Written by Jules, Graph and Hill Kourkoutis. All instruments and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

SAVILLES - Something Strange
SAVILLES
Something Strange (2018)

Digital (Independent). Additional Synths performed by Hill Kourkoutis on "Something Strange", "Sunday Morning", "Serenade", "So Far Gone" and "If You Want My Love".

STACEY KAY - I'm Not Adele (Single)
STACEY KAY
I'm Not Adele - Single (2017)

Digital (Independent). Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Written by Miku Graham, Stacey Kay and Hill Kourkoutis. All instruments and some background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Shawnee - Warrior Heart (Single)
SHAWNEE
Warrior Heart - Single (2017)

Digital (Independent). Co-Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, Shawnee, DJ Shub and Tim Thorney. Additional guitar, bass, keys and drum programming performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Madison Violet - We Are Famous (Remix)
MADISON VIOLET
We Are Famous (When We're Breaking) [Remix] (2017)

Digital (Passenger Sounds Inc.). Re-mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional guitar, bass, keys and drum programming performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Perplexity of Things - A Soundtrack For Daydreams: Volume One
PERPLEXITY OF THINGS
A Soundtrack For Daydreams: Volume One (2017)

Digital (Independent). Featured vocalist on "Ewok Party" and "Disappear". Additional Engineering on "Ewok Party" and "Disappear" by Hill Kourkoutis.

Elle De Luna - Gaslight (Single)
ELLE DE LUNA
Gaslight - Single (2017)

Digital (Canadapt). Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. All instruments performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

EH440 - Run Run Rudolph (Single)
EH440
Run Run Rudolph - Single (2016)

Digital (Independent). Produced and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis.

EH440 - Boss Level (Album)
EH440
Boss Level (2016)

Digital, CD (Independent). Produced and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis.

SATE - RedBlack&Blue (Album)
SATE
RedBlack&Blue (2016)

Digital, CD (CLK Creative Works). Co-Writer on "Know My Name". Background vocals.

Meghan Patrick - Grace & Grit (Album)
MEGHAN PATRICK
Grace & Grit (2016)

Digital, CD (Warner Music). Co-Writer on "Nothin' But A Song".

Graph - Lipstick Graphiti (Album)
GRAPH
Lipstick Graphiti (2016)

Digital (Independent). Producer, Engineer, Musician, Writer on "Animal" (co-produced with Chad Hugo of The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.), "Eyes Are Like Windows", "Father, Father" and "Bad Behaviour" (co-produced with Melle of Tone Mason).

Nicole Rosas - This Lane Ends (EP)
NICOLE ROSAS
This Lane Ends - EP (2016)

Digital (Independent). Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Co-Writer on "Karmic Kisses".All instruments played by Hill Kourkoutis.

Julius Geezer - Win Some (Single)
JULIUS GEEZER
Win Some - Single (2016)

Digital (Independent). Piano performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

JULY TALK - Paper Girl (The Sky Heroes Remix)
JULY TALK
Paper Girl (The Sky Heroes Remix) (2015)

Re-mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional instrumentation by Hill Kourkoutis.

DEAR ROUGE - Black To Gold (The Sky Heroes Remix)
DEAR ROUGE
Black To Gold (The Sky Heroes Remix) (2015)

Re-mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional instrumentation by Hill Kourkoutis.

ADAM COHEN - We Go Home (The Sky Heroes Remix)
ADAM COHEN
We Go Home (The Sky Heroes Remix) (2015)

Re-mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional instrumentation by Hill Kourkoutis.

HILL & THE SKY HEROES - Who Am I (feat. Tree) - Single
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
Who Am I (feat. Tree) - Single (2015)

Produced by Hill Kourkoutis. Written by Hill Kourkoutis, Graph and Tree. ALl instruments and vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

HILL & THE SKY HEROES - Electric Matter (EP)
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
Electric Matter - EP (2015)

Digital (Independent). Produced, Performed and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis

Hill & The Sky Heroes - The Flame (Radio Mix) - Single
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
The Flame (Radio Mix) (2015)

Digital (Independent)

Produced, Performed and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis

HILL & THE SKY HEROES - Dark Days (EP)
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
Dark Days - EP (2015)

Digital (Independent)

Produced, Performed and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis

SATE - Warrior (The Sky Heroes Remix)
SATE
Warrior (The Sky Heroes Remix) (2015)

Re-mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional instrumentation by Hill Kourkoutis.

Graph - The Light's Out (The Sky Heroes Remix)
GRAPH
The Light's Out (The Sky Heroes Remix) (2015)

Re-mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Additional instrumentation by Hill Kourkoutis.

GUS - Breaking Out (Single)
GUS
Breaking Out - Single (2015)

Digital (Independent). Producer (Co-Produced with Tim Thorney), Musician, Arranger, Engineer, Co-Writer.

ANNA TOTH - Feeling Lost, Feeling Seen (Album)
ANNA TOTH
Feeling Lost, Feeling Seen - EP (2015)

Digital (Independent). Piano on "Don't Rush Me"

MATT BLAIS - Fire From The Spark (Single)
MATT BLAIS
Fire From The Spark (feat. Sam Roberts) (2014)

Digital (Make Music Matter). Wurlitzer, Piano and Background Vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

EH440 - Turn It Up (Album)
EH440
Turn Me Up (2014)

Digital, CD (Independent). Produced and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis.

ADRIAN X - Soulgazer (Album)
ADRIAN X
Soulgazer (2014)

Digital, CD (Independent). Bass on "Limitless" performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

SERENA RYDER - iTunes Session (EP))
SERENA RYDER
iTunes Session - EP (2013)

Digital (Serenader Source Inc./Universal). Background vocals and piano performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

MARTHA JOHNSON - Solo.One (Album)
MARTHA JOHNSON
Solo.One (2013)

Digital, CD (Muffin Music). Co-Writer on "No Man's Land". Background Vocals on "My Reverie".

THE CLIKS - Black Tie Elevator (Album)
THE CLIKS
Black Tie Elevator (2013)

Digital, CD (Bandwidth/Universal). Produced and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Co-Writer on "Savanna", "No Good Do'er" and "Gone". Guitar, bass, keys, percussion, backing vocals and drum programming performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

HUNTER VALENTINE - Collide & Conquer (Album)
HUNTER VALENTINE
Collide & Conquer (2012)

Digital, CD (Bandwidth/Universal). Co-Writer and Background Vocalist on "The Pulse".

ANDREA ENGLAND - Hope & Other Sins (Album)
ANDREA ENGLAND
Hope & Other Sins (2012)

Digital, CD (Lemonade Factory). Co-Writer on "Hothouse Flower".

HILL & THE SKY HEROES - 11:11 (Album)
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
11:11 (2012)

Digital, CD (PuckEye Records/EMI). Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis and Adrian "X" Eccleston. Writer on all songs. Guitar, bass, keys, drum programming and all vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH - Revolution (Single)
SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH
Revolution (2011)

Digital (CLK Creative Works). Co-Produced, Arranged, and Engineered by Hill Kourkoutis. Keys and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

HILL & THE SKY HEROES - 11EP (EP)
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
11EP - EP (2011)

Digital (PuckEye Records/EMI). Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis and Adrian "X" Eccleston. Writer on all songs. Guitar, bass, keys, drum programming and all vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

LUCAS SILVEIRA - Mockingbird (EP)
LUCAS SILVEIRA
Mockingbird - EP (2011)

Digital, CD (Independent). Produced, Arranged, Engineered and Mixed by Hill Kourkoutis. Guitar, bass, keys, string and drum programming and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

DANE HARTSELL - Nothing (Single)
DANE HARTSELL
Nothing - Single (2011)

Digital (21 Entertainment/EMI). Co-written with Dane Hartsell and Jeff Dalziel.

MERCY THE SEXTON - Say It Back (Album)
MERCY, THE SEXTON
Say It Back - Album (2011)

Digital, CD (Independent). Co-Writer on "He Said, She Said", "Months Go By" "I'm Only Saying" and "Away, Away". Bass and background vocals on all tracks above and "Midnight".

MOOKIE & THE LOYALISTS - Mookie & The Loyalists (Album)
MOOKIE & THE LOYALISTS
Mookie & The Loyalists (2010)

Digital (Sony Music Canada). Co-writer and background vocals on "Took Me By Surprise".

MARTHA & THE MUFFINS - Echo Beach 30th Anniversary Version (EP)
MARTHA & THE MUFFINS
Echo Beach 30th Anniversary Version - EP (2010)

Digital (Muffin Music). Co-Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, Martha Johnson and Mark Gane. Co-Writer on "Big Day". Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and background vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

DROWNING GIRL - Bang! (Album)
DROWNING GIRL
Bang! (2008)

Digital, CD (PuckEye Record/EMI). Co-Produced by Hill Kourkoutis. Written/Co-Written by Hill Kourkoutis. Guitar, bass, keys and vocals performed by Hill Kourkoutis.

Background
COMPOSING


2017 Cadillac ATS - Composer (Agency: Tom & Dave)


The Adventures of Napkin Man, "Go With The Flow" (CBC) - Songwriter (Agency: Junior Joe)


The Adventures of Napkin Man, "Familysaurus" (CBC) - Songwriter (Agency: Junior Joe)


The Adventures of Napkin Man, "New Classmate Pt. 1" (CBC) - Songwriter (Agency: Junior Joe)


The Adventures of Napkin Man, "Carnival King" (CBC) - Songwriter (Agency: Junior Joe)


The Adventures of Napkin Man, "To Paint Or Not To Paint" (CBC) - Songwriter (Agency: Junior Joe)


Paper Girls (Fablevision) - Composer (Agency: Junior Joe)

LIVE MUSICIAN

The Launch, CTV (2017-2018)
Leela Gilday (2018)
Hill & The Sky Heroes (2011-present)
Serena Ryder (2012-2017)
Huey Mack (2015)
Meghan Patrick (2015)
SATE (2015)
Adrian X (2014)
Danny Michel (2013)
Martha Johnson (2013)

Saidah Baba Talibah (2011-2013)
The Cliks (2010-2013)
The Weeknd (2011-2012)
Dane Hartsell (2010-2012)
Hunter Valentine (2007-2012)
Keshia Chante (2011)
Alyssa Reid (2011)
Robyn Dell'Unto (2011)
Mercy, The Sexton (2010-2011)
Martha and the Muffins (2009-2011)

Tara Slone (2006-2010)
Andrea Wasse (2009-2010)
Drowning Girl (2006-2008)
Andrea England (2005-2007)
Jeen O'Brien (2004-2005)
Hill (2004-2006)
Paperclip/The Clips (2002-2004)
The Sirens (2001-2002)

Background
FILM

MUSIC VIDEOS (Director)
2015 HILL & THE SKY HEROES – “The Flame”
2012 HILL & THE SKY HEROES – “Doctor, Doctor”
2010 SERENA RYDER & THE BEAUTIES – “Ramblin’ Man”
2010 SERENA RYDER & THE BEAUTIES – “No Air”
2010 SERENA RYDER & THE BEAUTIES – “The Funeral”
2010 SERENA RYDER & THE BEAUTIES – “Slow”
2010 MODERN SUPERSTITIONS – “Visions of You”
2010 SAN SEBASTIAN – “Young Youth”
2010 DIEGO GOMES – “My Best Friend’s Girl”
2010 MADI AMYOTTE – “Front Row”
2010 DELHI2DUBLIN – “Tommy”
2010 KAY – “M.A.J.O.R.”
2010 MICHOU – “Eavesdropping”
2010 SAN SEBASTIAN – “Wake Up”
2010 YOU SAY PARTY! – “There Is XXXX (Within My Heart)”
2009 ALEX CUBA – “If You Give Me Love”
2009 CRYSTAL SHAWANDA – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
2009 SASS JORDAN – “Why Did You”
2009 MOTHER MOTHER – “Hayloft”
2009 THEO TAMS – “Lazy Lovers”
2009 SERENA RYDER – “All For Love”
2008 DROWNING GIRL – “Tragic Romantic”
2006 TARA SLONE – “My Little Secret”


SHORT FILMS (Director)
2010 ELECTRIC RED
2009 THE FLOCK
2008 ...AND THE PLANETS CONSPIRE
2008 STAR MAKER MACHINERY
2008 GO POMO!: a pomosexual guidance film
2006 THOUSAND POUND EYELIDS

PSA'S (Director)
2012 GET WOMEN WORKING/TAWC: Toolkit Sessions

ACTOR
2016 SessionsX with... – Herself (Host/Voiceovers)
2004 RADIO FREE ROSCOE – Megan (Supporting Role)

MANAGEMENT

For all bookings and inquiries, please contact Joe D'Ambrosio at Joe D'Ambrosio Management Inc.

  • joe@jdmanagement.com
  • +1 (914) 777-7677
CONTACT
  • hill@hillkourkoutis.com