Sue-On Hillman Career TimeLine
Today: A multitude of
entertainment-related projects including
weekly performances in SOO'S
Showhall in downtown Brandon.
The musical legacy continues
as the three Hillman offspring
play a host of instruments:
synthesizers, classical piano, harp,
bagpipes, drums, saxophone,
clarinet, trombone, guitar ~
and are immersed in all musical
1997 - Release of Album
#12 - CD III - Canada Sessions -
The Early Years
1997 - Bill's retirement
from Strathclair Collegiate (1965-1997)
to devote more time to music,
writing & recording projects
and his website design company
1996 - Launch of the
Bill & Sue-On Hillman Eclectic Studio
Website on the Internet: http://home.westman.wave.ca/~hillmans/
1996 - Featured in a variety
of local & network TV & radio shows-
CBC's Coleman & Company, Star
Billing, CBC Network Radio...
1995 - Release of CD #11 - On Tour in England - 26 Great Songs
1994 - Regular performers in their newly expanded SOO'S
265-seat Restaurant & Showhall
- with featured guests
Kerry Morris, Kevin Pahl,
Barry Forman, and many more...
1993 - Release of 10th Album - 24 Of Our Best
Original Songs on
1992 - The already-full agenda of family, music, teaching and
karate activities augmented
with the opening of
- 222 on 10th and Princess
in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
1992 - Bill & Sue-On both earn Black Belts in Wado Kai Karate.
1991 - Incorporation of
many of the 50 published and recorded
original songs into Bill's Masters
1980-85 - Featured performers and organizers for the Boggy
Creek Call ofthe Wild Country
Music & Bluegrass Festival.
1982 - Command Performance for HRH Princess Anne.
1980's - William Ja-On Campbell, William Robin Lee-Chan Monroe
and China-Li Jade Ma-Ri
Introduced to the world of music.
1980 - Featured on Canada's First Video Album (12 Hillman Videos)
- Opry North appearances
and a multitude of other
performances on stage and TV/radio,
spread over 3 decades
- Numerous songwriter awards
- Many MACA Awards
nominations - National CCMA
Big Country Awards
1980s - Special Projects: TV and Radio commercials - Movie
soundtracks -Barry Forman fiddle
albums - Al Jones'
Free Spirit album.
1980 - Voted Manitoba
Entertainers of the Year at the
1979 - Tour of England
with top English show band Desperado.
1979 - Recording session at Guardian Studios - Durham, England
Album No. 9 On Stage in
England with Alan Clark of Dire
Straits on keyboards.
1978 - Release of Album No. 8 - 16 Cajun-Fiddle-Country Songs
with featured guest
artist Barry Forman.
1977 - Tour of Northern England - Workingman's Clubs - Social
Clubs - Discos - Beach Resorts
- Country & Western Clubs
1977 - Recording sessions at Impulse Studios - Newcastle, England
Album no. 7 - On
Tour In England released.
1976 - Tour of England - 30 one-nighters - featured act:
The Hillmans from Canada
with Kevin Pahl & Alan Jones.
1976 - Recording sessions at Gooseberry Studios - London, England
Album No. 6 The
Hillman Express Track 15 released.
1975 - Fly-in Tour of remote northern Manitoba centers.
1974 - Tour of Northwestern USA State and Country Fairs -
Grandstand Show Headliners:
& the Western Union
1974 - Recording Sessions at Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg,
Manitoba, Canada - Release of
Album No. 5 -
Fourteen Original Songs.
1967-73 - Summer Tours of Western Canada exhibitions and
grandstands as the Western
Union - Grandstand & Stage
Shows with Russ Gurr &
the Federal Grain Train -
1970-73 - One album per
year: Western Union I & II,
Bill & Sue-On Hillman 3
1967 - Featured on film
footage shown every hour at Expo 67 -
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1966 - August 29 - Wedding Day - Start of the Odyssey.