Sion Hill: On tour with the Lomo'Instant

2017-08-28

Meet Sion Hill! The Singer/Songwriter and talented instrumentalist from Ireland released his new Album "Elephant" on the 25th of August. In the past weeks he took our Lomo'Instant on tour with him. Find out more about his life as a musician and enjoy the instant impressions in his following tour diary:

Pilot Episode of Sion Hill's new Album "Elephant"
"Elephant" Album

August 12, 2017 — Munich

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Yannick, my tour manager looking stressed as per usual as we were late for soundcheck at the Surf Skate Festival. I wasn't really late, it's just Irish time, we have some sort of claim to be a few more minutes late than everyone else - prime example, Conor McGregor showing up late at his pre fight press conference earlier in the year, but dressed to kill in Gucci Mink, bringing the party with him. We drove Yannick insane a lot of the time but he managed to hold himself together. You can check it out in the vlogs we made along the way.

August 13, 2017 — Vienna

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Jumping around on the road like a madman, or just mad for a shower after the crazy, ridiculous journey through the night. That night I played a low key acoustic gig in the 25 hours hotel in Vienna on a beautiful rooftop overlooking the city... then I had the most magnificent shower of my life.. like the feeling of showering after 3 days at a festival, only this was after 2 WEEKS on the road.

August 13, 2017 — Vienna

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Being on Elephant Tour, Day 13. Two weeks before this, we took off on the road to travel through Europe doing a live acoustic filmed session in a different city every day. In this photo, I was soaking up some rays on arrival into the sunshine in Vienna after total chaos on the way (our van broke down in Munich and we were left standing in the rain at 3am for 3 hours.)

Here you can watch a little live session we did of an acoustic song of mine called 'Sunshine' live at a random beach in the Netherlands. It perfectly describes the photo above.

August 14, 2017 — Vienna

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The moment my girlfriend arrived in the city to meet us. She immediately regretted wearing black in that heat. I met Laetitia on the set of my music video for 'Elephant'. We shot the video in Hamburg during G20, so managed to have completely empty streets as they had been closed off by police and we talked them into letting us shoot there. Laetitia joined us for a few days on the tour and kept the morale high as things got tiring after we crossed the two week mark.

Sion Hill's new Single "Elephant"

August 14, 2017 — Vienna

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Yannick giving us shit for being absolute messers, getting up to some hijinx. This photo was taken by Nathan Ivor Scott Barlow, my cousin and filmmaker from Zimbabwe who accompanied us on the trip and filmed everything. There were lots of scenarios like this. I think this photo perfectly describes the relationship between business and music, always fraught but we need each other. I tried to get this message across in my record. Like a call to arms, to rebel against the system, stay hopeful in troubled times, follow your dreams but don't totally disregard those businessmen. As musicians we need them but we need to sometimes turn our backs to them and just enjoy the moment right there and then, hold onto that feeling, or else you might miss it.

August 15, 2017 — Somewhere in Austria

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I wanted a photo of that oldschool font, no idea what it says but it looks badass. Laetitia went for a jump, but obviously doesnt have the same height as me :)
I have a thing for fonts and calligraphy, although I am not a master myself, I feel that font can really change the whole feeling you get from a word. Take my logo, we tried to find a style that represents both me as an artist and the font from Guitar brands such as Fender or Gibson... Or even the Cadbury's chocolate logo, a reminder of my childhood, sneaking chocolate into school and feeling like a rebel... It's the idea of comfort and something vintage, long lasting, like any Beatles record that is somewhat timeless.

See SION Hill live at their upcoming Elephant Tour 2017

From October until November you can enjoy SION Hill's music live! Here are the dates:

15.10 – Köln / Studio 672
16.10 – Essen / Temple Bar
17.10 – Hannover / Theater 2
18.10 – Münster / Rote Lola
20.10 – Würzburg / Cairo
21.10 – Erfurt / Museumskeller
22.10 – Regensburg / Degginger
24.10 – München / Milla
25.10 – Karlsruhe / Substage Café
26.10 – Mannheim / Kurzbar
27.10 – Darmstadt / HoffArt-Theater
28.10 – Nürnberg / Nürnberg Pop
29.10 – Magdeburg / Wohnzimmerkonzerte
31.10 – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
07.11 – Hamburg / Nachtwache


You want to see more about Sion Hill? Visit him on Facebook, Instagram, his Website or listen to his new Album on Spotify!

written by hannagerstacker on 2017-08-28 #videos

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