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Stillia
Published by Sthelensnow on 1/1/17 (859 reads)

Stillia

Initially Jack Bennett (lead singer and guitarist), Matty Bennett (drummer), and Connor Moran (lead guitarist) started the band as part of a school music project, however, after realising their star potential they started playing gigs around their hometown of St Helens. After playing the odd gig at local bars and clubs, they decided to take it further and write their own material to become an originals band. They then enlisted the help in new bass player, Johnny Waring to complete the line-up.

Stillia are self taught musicians who created a Rock n Roll band that have been influenced by many great artists such as; The Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Oasis and many more. After the first 6 months the original Stillia songs started to come together. The sounds were crafted from the influential artists that the members of Stillia look up to. The sound, lyrics and style coming from Stillia's front-man Jack was crafted and inspired by his most influential band The Beatles and songwriter John Lennon.

4AM published on 4 December 2017

Official Video for ‘4AM'. Buy and stream '4AM' here: https://beautiful-noise.lnk.to/g1NLMID © Beautiful Noise Records 2017

Stillia 'Let You Know' Official Video

Stillia started in the early days of 2011 as an acoustic trio, What went from one member sat in his room recording Beatles covers, turned into a 4 piece ROCK N ROLL band.

Over the months Stillia's line up had changed going from a five piece band into an all lads four piece rock n roll band. From there Stillia got back on track and started to gig around Sutton, Ashton and Burtonwood. Over the past month Stillia's line up changed once again and now the original members of Stillia are now Jack, Dave and Matty.

With new addition to the band, lead guitarist Conor Moran, Stillia have had countless rehearsals and got them selves back on track. After gelling together again in a short space of time and realising they all have the same resounding love for the music as well as the passion, Belief and determination that their songs and the band could one day be touring an album worldwide and selling out thousands seats at stadiums, The dream they chase.

In the rehearsal room they combine Johnny's bass lines, mostly influenced by John Entwistle and Paul Mccartney. Lead Guitarist Connor, creates the riffs, solo's and the main guitar parts, with his many influences,such as, David Gilmour, Noel Gallagher, Slash. Then Finally piecing it all together, the drum beats, the crossing arm, speed fills come from the drummer, Matty. His self taught techniques and influences by drummers such as, Travis Barker, Matt Helders, Keith Moon, cozy powell and many more. This band sure has got what it takes. Clint Boon - " Ace, Faultless xxx" Billy Bibby (Catfish and the Bottlemen) - "So Tight...They're all mint...Very impressed with your guitarist.

The name Stillia came about when they were thinking of names for the band and Matty was saying the worst band names. Jack said to Matty “are you still here” and suddenly they thought that would be a good name for the band, so they changed still here to Stillia, its silly but it stuck.

Jack and Matty studied music at Sutton Academy. Connor studied music at St Helens College.

Stillia World Tour

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In November 2017 Stillia embarked on a World Tour with concerts in Dubai in UAE, Australia and New Zealand supporting Ocean Colour Scene

Rising rock stars Stillia are back from their tour Down Under where they took venues by storm – and enjoyed bumping into some familiar faces.

The band from Sutton returned from their eight-date tour across Dubai, Australia and New Zealand with Ocean Colour Scene last week and are now looking forward to their UK tour, starting on November 30 2017.

Lead singer Jack Bennett said: “The whole tour went really well and I’m not kidding now but in six out of our eight shows someone from St Helens, whether it be Parr or from Clock Face, came up to us and said hello – it was crazy and so cool."

'Sometimes' - Stillia @ The Revolution, Manchester, 7 October 2017

Stillia @ The Revolution, Manchester, 7 October 2017

Our new single #4AM is out now! Here is a sneak preview of the video, which will be dropping very soon. Published 31 October 2017

from Ralph's Life 2, Various Artists, released February 3, 2014

Jack Bennett (Stillia) performing 'Folsom Prison Blues' as part of the New Hall Sessions. Published on 22 September 2014.

Jack Bennett - Guitar and vocals
Ollie Bradley-Baker - Video and Sound
Harry McSwain - Sound and grip
Arranged By New Hall Sessions
Video and recording ©2014 New Hall Sessions

Jack & Matty (Brothers) of STILLIA Acoustic perform Sally Cinnamon as part of the New Hall Sessions. Published on 2 Oct 2014

Ollie Bradley-Baker - Video and Sound
Arranged By New Hall Sessions
Video and recording ©2014 New Hall Sessions

Stillia performing at the Merseyrail Soundstation Final in Moorfields Train Station, Liverpool on the 19th November 2016.

Stillia - 'Cold Coffee', Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 23rd December 2016.

Stillia - 'Stuck in Summer', Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 23rd December 2016.

Arianne Interviews Stillia. AJ Videos. Published on 31 January 2017

Stillia - '4am', Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 23rd December 2016.

STILLIA are rising fast. Following an inimitable Johnny Vegas directed video and cameo which accompanied their debut single ‘Let Me In’ the St Helens alt-indie foursome have announced the release of follow up single ‘4am’ the second to be taken from their up-coming debut long player ‘From Ground To Light’.

Available on Beautiful Noise the new label imprint of Manchester’s MUK Records.

Stillia - 'Rebel, Rebel', Sound Control, Manchester, 25th February 2017


Stillia - 4AM (Acoustic) live in session 27 February 2017

Bootleg Sessions. Stillia Live @ Blind Tiger Bolton Published on 14 Mar 2017.

Warrington Music Festival (WAM) - Festival Compilation 2017 released April 29, 2017
Free Download includes the 'Let Me In' single from Stillia

© 2017 Beautiful Noise / MUK Records 'Let Me In' - Music Video by Stillia. Directed by Johnny Vegas for Woolyback Productions. Filmed and Edited by WASP Video.

Stillia - "4AM" on Matter Of Sound Published on 22 Jun 2017
Here's what happened at our third #BandandBean. This month we enjoyed live music from Stillia, Tuscan Sun and Hannah Ashcroft.

Live music, coffee, cocktails and glorious sunshine. What else could you want?
Come down to our next event at Grindsmith MediaCityUK on August 1st 2017.

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References/Links
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Stillia on Facebook
The Northern Quota
London's calling for the Stillia lads (St Helens Star. 27 September 2012).
Stillia complete debut album - and will peform preview at special Cavern gig (St Helens Star. 7 October 2016)
Rockers Stillia set for massive year with album plans (St Helens Reporter - Thursday 20 April 2017
Kendal Calling
amazingtunes.com
Louder Than War
Gigmit
In six out of our eight shows someone from St Helens came up to us and said hello – it was crazy and so cool - St Helens Star - Monday 27 November 2017

This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. Last updated 27 November 2017

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