Erin raised $35,000 with her Kickstarter campaign in November 2011 for her project "Erin Hill (the Sci-Fi Harp Girl) makes a Music Video Album" and ended up #32 in the Top 40 of Kickstarter's Most Funded music projects ever. The first video from the Girl Inventor video album is up on YouTube now, for her song "Giant Mushrooms." Erin's top 3 videos on YouTube have a total of over 100,000 views. http://www.erinhill.com
In the film Clear Blue Tuesday (2010), she is a composer, screenwriter, and actor. The New York Times says: "Erin Hill, as a giddy, harp-playing Trekker, is a standout... The best and funniest scene in the film is Ms. Hill’s..."
With electric harp as the lead instrument, Erin plays and sings with her band, Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp, which includes vocals, harp, bass, drums, and pedal steel. The music is beautiful and psychedelic pop, with science fiction lyrics: "Hill is a songwriting angel... with tracks that fascinate and mesmerize the audience." (The Louisville Eccentric Observer). Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp have played many festivals, including the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY, and the Dia de la Musica Festival in Madrid, Spain. Radio 3, BBC says "Beautiful! Voice exquisite, words telling tales everyone wants to hear."
On the Celtic side, Erin's 2009 album with her group Four Celtic Voices, "Four Leaf Clover," hit #1 on the Billboard World Music chart, charted in multiple Top Ten Heatseeker charts and in the Top 40 on the Independent chart.
She has sung and played with Enya, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West (Live Earth, MTV, BET, etc.), Joan Osborne, moby, Randy Newman, Dave Chappelle, Marshall Crenshaw, Martha Wainwright, Duncan Sheik, The Smithereens, Savoy, Julee Cruise, John Flansburgh (of They Might Be Giants), Lenny Pickett (of Saturday Night Live), G.E. Smith (of Saturday Night Live), Garth Hudson (of The Band), and Levon Helm (of The Band). She plays regularly with Will Lee (of David Letterman), Jimmy Vivino (of Conan O'Brien) in The Fab Faux. In 2008, Erin toured with and opened for a-ha in Europe and London, where she played solo at the Royal Albert Hall (see the a-ha.com interview with Erin on a-ha's official site).
On the silver screen, Erin played Sandra Mescal in the most recent Tim Robbins' film Cradle Will Rock and appears on the soundtrack along with PJ Harvey and Eddie Vedder. Erin has sung solo on HBO's The Chris Rock Show as the Hippie Chick, and on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show as the Pretty White Girl who sings Dave’s thoughts.
Erin was in the original Broadway casts of Titanic, Cabaret, and Urinetown and has twice been part of the Sundance Theater Lab in Utah, originating the role of Ilse in Spring Awakening with Duncan Sheik, and as musical director for Lil's 90th (also at the Long Wharf Theater in 2010) with Jo Bonney. In 2010-11 Erin toured with the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific as harpist and pianist. Erin can be seen in Classic Stage Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this spring, 2012, with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci.
Erin is a songwriter and screenwriter on the upcoming sci-fi film Fade To White, which Erin describes as "On the Beach meets Saturday Night Live." Her songs can be heard in several other films, including Spent, Bad Bride, and American Desi. She signed The Buddy Scott Trio to her label and their songs can be heard in the MGM film A Guy Thing. As a voice-over artist she's been heard on commercials from Coca-Cola, Match.com and Walmart to Play-Doh and Dunkin' Donuts.
Erin is the harpist on the new soundtrack for The Fantasticks, on Martha Wainwright's acclaimed debut album Martha Wainwright, on the original Broadway cast album of Sam Mendes' Cabaret, in various commercials (Dunkin' Donuts, etc.), and on MTV2's Wonder Showzen.
Erin is known at the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South in NYC for her rock 'n' roll arrangements on solo harp, playing (and singing) everything from Bowie, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young to Aerosmith, Avril Lavigne, Prince and Lady Gaga.
She is also in The Dream Jam Band, whose major label debut came out on EMI (August 2010), and was produced by Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Ron Howard's The Grinch, etc.). As "Erin the Red," she plays bass, harp, keys, sings, and is a songwriter and arranger in the band.
Erin studied voice with Marni Nixon and at L'Ecole Hindemith in Switzerland and has played Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She was a founding member of the band Wicked Felina with G.E. Smith (of Saturday Night Live), where she was a co-writer, co-singer, and played harp, guitar, flute, accordion, and hammered dulcimer. Erin's played drums with Martha & the Vandellas; she's a classically trained pianist and plays keyboards, as well as percussion, guitar, and vocals (and harp) for Will Lee and Jimmy Vivino in The Fab Faux; and she plays saxophone and flute (and harp) on the Sam Mendes Cabaret soundtrack on RCA.
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program.
Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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