Bills, The


  • From Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Formed in 1996 as the Bill Hilly Band.
  • Original members Marc Atkinson and Scott White (guitar, mandolin, fiddle) had formerly played jazz and rock. Added Chris Frye (guitar) and Glen Manders bass) to the band and began performing folk and acoustic music in various live music clubs around Victoria.
  • 2000, added Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordian, piano). Released first album.
  • 2001, won Juno award (Canadian Grammy).
  • 2003, added fiddler Jeremy Penner. Recorded “Let Em Run” video, with aiplay on Canadian CMT. Shortened the name of the band to “The Bills.”
  • 2004, released Let Em Run album (Red House Records.)
  • 2012, released Yes Please album (Red House).