Bill Hickman was born in Kaikohe but has spent most of his life in Wellington NZ. He has been playing guitar and writing songs in an eclectic range of groups and styles for the last 20 years. Bill is a committed performer who conveys the intensity and grit of his songwriting with a relaxed, upbeat approach that reflects the redemptive spirit evident on his debut Ep. ‘Ghost of Smoke’.
His second Album ‘Crossbones’ was released in 2019
For those who have loved Bill’s music for many years this album celebrates all that is Bill: lyrical intensity; blending alt-country and roots music influences with his harder-edged musical back story; Bill’s strong gravel dragged voice and country inflected acoustic guitar.
For those who are meeting Bill for the first time, if the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, if the likes of Steve Earle, Michael Stipe, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis Costello feature heavily on your favourite playlist then it’s time to meet Bill Hickman.