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Pre-order New Zealand-based Bill Hickman's new studio album - a rootsy, lyrical dose of Alt-Country that will leave you wanting more!
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Please help us mix, master and manufacture a second album for Wellington (NZ) based musician Bill Hickman.

If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, if Steve Earle or Ryan Adams feature heavily on your favourite playlist then it’s time to meet Bill Hickman. 

Bill Hickman has a voice that has you coming back for more, like a great shot of coffee it’s rich, dark, smokey and sexy as hell. Having sung over many a noisy bar he can belt it out with the best of them but he can equally deliver an achingly beautiful ballad.

His last 2010 EP 'Ghost of Smoke' featured Bill’s strong gravel dragged voice, intimate song writing and country inflected acoustic guitar. 

‘Over the space of just five songs he shows us what makes genuinely great roots music so utterly compelling’. (C.Haze, Spoke Magazine)

Fans of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams will hear touchstones in his song writing. His song writing is lyrical, emotive and intense.

He’s a fan and practitioner of story teller song writing. “A centre piece of this record is the Mr Mercedes tunes, tales of murder, theft and torching cars out on the Makara coast. I’ll leave it to you the listener to decide who is guilty or innocent of these crimes!”

This new record will traverse from these dark places to the light of a love song or two, from songs of loss to a pop song that celebrates the joy of ‘Girls in cars’.

‘Bill Hickman is a magical craftsman of songs. He will leave you spellbound.’ (C. O’Shea, Americana Show, Radio Active)

Bill has a next album of material ready to fly, his audience, who’ve been waiting since 2010 when the last one was made, are really keen to own it.

Please help support this kick starter campaign to make this record possible and get these tunes in the can and to your ears this 2018.

Thank you with love from Bill Hickman and team in Wellington, NZ.

Here is a wee video of Bill last year, singing one of the tunes that will be included on the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyKg2w9FXEk

Risks and challenges

Bill and the musicians who surround him absolutely have the talent to make a great record. The challenge is funding it. We want this record to have excellent production values. Giving it that extra level of care costs money. A word from those around Bill who've been listening to these tunes - "These songs are worth it".

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    A signed copy of Bill Hickman's new album that you have helped to make and a copy of his first Ep 'Ghost of smoke' .

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