Bill & 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 styles.

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 
        O
riginal Songs on CD.

1992 - The already-full agenda of family, music, teaching and
        karate activities augmented with the opening of 
        SOO'S Restaurant - 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 Degree requirements.

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
        Ceremonies performances.

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 
        MACA Awards.

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: Sue-On & the Western Union
        from Canada
.

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
        Treflan Exhibitions.

1970-73 - One album per year: Western Union I & II, 
        Bill & Sue-On Hillman 3 & 4

1967 - Featured on film footage shown every hour at Expo 67 -
        Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1966 - August 29 - Wedding Day - Start of the Odyssey.

Hillman CD11 at Kensington

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