Steve Hillage

Real Name:
Stephen Simpson Hillage
Profile:
UK-based guitarist born August 2, 1951, London, England. Formerly a member of prog-rock act Gong but best known as half of ambient/techno duo System 7 and as a frequent collaborator with The Orb.

He started with the band Uriel then left for college and they continued on as Egg. They reunited to record under the pseudonym Arzachel, then Hillage ended up with Kevin Ayers, then into Gong where he picked up on Daevid Allen's glissando guitar techniques that Allen had evolved from watching Syd Barrett play with a butter knife bowing strings.

Hillage became a virtuoso and the guitar sound evolved with echoes and reverb blending with synthesizers. He had a solo band after Gong and did some session work, and was a pioneer in new age ambient music and retired from recording for a while as he went on to be a prominent producer in the early 1980's, most known for his work on the Simple Minds albums of that era.

Some years later he was in a club and heard the Orb sampling his music and hooked up with them, and resurfaced with his duo with his longtime partner to record as System 7, aka 777 due to concerns from Apple over their operating system 7.

He reunited with Gong circa 2008 and toured with them in 2009 and 2010.
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Albums

Steve Hillage - Fish Rising album art Steve Hillage Fish Rising (Album) Virgin Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - L album art Steve Hillage L (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Space Shanty album art Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart - Space Shanty (Album) Deram Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Motivation Radio album art Steve Hillage Motivation Radio (Album) Virgin Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Green album art Steve Hillage Green (Album) Virgin France 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Live Herald album art Steve Hillage Live Herald (Album) Virgin Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Rainbow Dome Musick album art Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick (Album) Virgin New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Open album art Steve Hillage Open (Album) Virgin Germany 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3313/S Steve Hillage - In Concert-197 album art Steve Hillage In Concert-197(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3313/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
GAS 9 Steve Hillage - Glastonbury Experience album art Steve Hillage Glastonbury Experience(Cass, Album) GAS Records (2) GAS 9 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or album art Steve Hillage For To Next / And Not Or (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - For To Next album art Steve Hillage For To Next (Album) Virgin Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - And Not Or album art Steve Hillage And Not Or Virgin UK 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert album art Steve Hillage BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International UK 1992 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Mango France 1993 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 album art Steve Hillage Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 (Album) Ozit-Morpheus Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible album art Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible (Album) Somnia Canada 2008 Sell This Version
TLM015 Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged album art Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged(9xFile, MP3, 320) Thoughtless Music TLM015 Canada 2008
Steve Hillage - Rainbow 1977 album art Steve Hillage Rainbow 1977 Gonzo Multimedia UK 1977 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Madison Square Garden 1977 album art Steve Hillage Madison Square Garden 1977 (Album) Purple Pyramid UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Düsseldorf album art Steve Hillage Düsseldorf (Album) Madfish Japan 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Steve Hillage - It's All Too Much album art Steve Hillage It's All Too Much (Single) Virgin Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man album art Steve Hillage Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) Virgin US 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage - Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) album art Steve Hillage Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) (Single) Virgin Germany 1977 Sell This Version
VDJ 23 Steve Hillage - Leylines To Glassdom / Lies album art Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips - Leylines To Glassdom / Lies(7", Single) Virgin VDJ 23 UK 1977 Sell This Version