Steve Hillage

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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Steve Hillage Discography

Albums

Steve Hillage Fish Rising (Album) Virgin Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage L (Album) Virgin, Virgin Greece 1976 Sell This Version
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) Virgin France 1977 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Green (Album) Virgin France 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Live Herald (Album) Virgin Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick (Album) Virgin UK 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Open (Album) Virgin Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage For To Next / And Not Or (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin France 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage For To Next (Album) Virgin Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage And Not Or (Album) Virgin UK 1982 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International UK 1992 Sell This Version
518 084-2 Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) Mango 518 084-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 (Album) Ozit-Morpheus Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible (Album) Somnia Canada 2008 Sell This Version
TLM015 Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged(9xFile, MP3, 320) Thoughtless Music TLM015 Canada 2008
HST198CD Steve Hillage Rainbow 1977(CD) Gonzo Multimedia HST198CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
REPUK 1226 Steve Hillage Live at Rockpalast(DVD-V, RM, NTSC, Dol + CD, Album, RM) Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd REPUK 1226 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Madison Square Garden 1977 (Album) Purple Pyramid UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Steve Hillage It's All Too Much (Single) Virgin Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Hurdy Gurdy Man Virgin US 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) (Single) Virgin Germany 1977 Sell This Version
VDJ 23 Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips Steve Hillage / Glenn Phillips - Leylines To Glassdom / Lies(7", Single) Virgin VDJ 23 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SIXPACK 2 Steve Hillage Six-Pack : Six-Track(7", EP, Pic, Ltd) Virgin SIXPACK 2 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Steve Hillage Getting Better / Palm Trees (Love Guitar) Virgin New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version