• Started with electric and acoustic bass lessons in Vancouver
  • Playing in a rocknroll group and in highschool jazz and concert band
  • Summer studies at Courtney School of Music along with Diana Krall and Phil Dwyer


  • Scholarship to University of Victoria classical performance as most promising string player
  • Summer studies at Banff School of Fine Arts with Dave Holland, Joel Quarington,
    and playing in ensembles with John Abercrombie and Lee Konitz
  • Moved to Montreal and began jazz studies at McGill University with Micheal Donato
  • Formed 4th stream with Ken Vandermark, my first real band
  • Moved to Vancouver to study Music Therapy at Capilano College
  • Played in bands with Henry Boudin, Ron Samworth, Claude Ranger, Rob Frayne, NOW
  • Performed with Vancouver Chamber Orchestra and Okanagan Symphony Orchrestra
  • Worked as a Music Therapist in psychiatric boarding homes, hospitals and seniors homes
  • Joined Calvin Cairns in the Romaniacs for some ethno world touring


  • Moved to Victoria more touring with the Romainacs as well as a Russian folk ensemble
  • Started Loose Gypsies along with Dan Lapp, Marc Atkinson and James Macrae, which soon became the trio Loose
  • Continued to work as a Music Therapist and completed bachelors degree in Music Therapy
  • Formed the Bill Hilly Band with Marc Atkinson
  • Moved to Germany to join a Cirque de Soliel dinner cabaret as bassist and band leader
  • Formed friedsitar with sitarist Edward Powell in Prague


  • Still in Germany which takes us to the present