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The Redhill Valleys Get Their Motor Running on Latest Single 'Finish Line'
By Jason Schneider.
Hamilton, Ontario's finest roots rockers are gearing up to release sophomore album this fall.
With powerful harmonies, rootsy guitar licks, and timeless songwriting, The Redhill Valleys are re-writing the Americana playbook. The Hamilton, Ontario band is getting set to release its long-awaited sophomore album this fall, and they've fired up their engines with the single "Finish Line".
Comprised of Tim Allard (guitar and vocals), Chelsea McWilliams (bass and vocals), Danielle Beaudin (guitar and vocals) and Matt Soliveri (drums and vocals). The Redhill Valleys offer a one-of-a-kind sound that encompasses the multiple layers that make up Americana. Each of their songs reflects the personality and style of each band member, as well as their range of musical influences, from Neil Young, The Band and Tom Petty, to Lucinda Williams and Chris Stapleton, just to name a few.
The Redhill Valleys' harder rocking side is definitely showcased on "Finish Line," along with Chelsea's soulful vocals and clever lyrics. She says, "The song really grew from the lyric ‘Get me to the finish line.' It felt very rock and roll in the sense that the female perspective, when it comes to desire and sexuality, is oftentimes a very taboo topic to write about. This song is our own anthem that uplifts female sexuality in a powerful, playful and confident way. It’s really about a woman taking charge of her own desire and attraction, and isn’t afraid to call the shots and demand satisfaction."
That attitude is also on full display in the video for "Finish Line," shot at the famous Flamboro Speedway near Hamilton and showing Chelsea putting the pedal to the metal.
Since releasing their self-titled album in 2016, The Redhill Valleys have performed on many high-profile stages across Canada, including Boots and Hearts, Big Sky Music Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival and Elora Riverfest, along with making their U.S. debut at The Basement in Nashville.
In addition, The Redhill Valleys have been nominated “Best Roots Artist or Group” by the Country Music Association of Ontario for three years running, and have been part of the Canadian Country Music Awards Songwriter Series with several notable artists. Their music has been reaching fans of all genres through satellite and terrestrial radio, and expect to hear a lot more of it in the months to come.
The Redhill Valleys are ready to take you on the ride of your life!