INDIE ELECTRO POP
Murderous Chanteuse:Behind the Music
JENNIFER HILL as MURDEROUS CHANTEUSE
Murderous Chanteuse is the alternative-pop musical persona of Jennifer Hill, who combines trenchant, emotionally engaging lyrics with a sound grounded in influences ranging from Bjork to Madonna to Pink Floyd.
Her musical point of view is informed by, and supports, her activism for women in the arts and domestic violence survivors. She is the founder and organizer of SWAN [Support Women Artists Now] Day CT, now in its 14th year, an annual music and art festival.
As Murderous Chanteuse and previously, from 2006 to 2014, as Jennifer Hill and Co., she has performed throughout Connecticut and NYC as well as the East coast and all the way to the mountains of Colorado, and has received multiple regional award nominations.
Hill has taught vocal and performance skills to more than 500 children and adults, including children performing on Broadway; acted as musical mentor to local performers in all aspects of performing career; and traveled with major-label bands to provide vocal coaching.
Her work-in-progress is the album Gaslight Noir, which tackles complex issues of surviving abuse.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019: Nominated, Pop Act of the Year, New England Music Awards
2017: 2nd place, Women’s Advocacy Award for song “Women Unite,” created for womenarts.org.
2015: finalist, Best Connecticut Band, New England Music Awards
2015: nominated, Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Song, Best Indie Rock, Best Band, Connecticut Music Awards
2014: finalist, Best Connecticut Band, New England Music Awards
2014: nominated, Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Indie Rock, Best Band, Connecticut Music Awards
2013: finalist, Best Singer-Songwriter, Connecticut Music Awards
2012: finalist, Best Singer-Songwriter, Connecticut Music Awards
2009: winner, Best Female Vocalist, Hartford Advocate
2007: runner-up, John Lennon Songwriting Contest
[as Murderous Chanteuse]
“Made of Candy” video, produced by David Gere, directed by Ryan Sweeney (2020)
“Rooster” (Alice in Chains cover), ctverses benefit compilation, vol 1 (2020)
“Made of Candy” (2017)
“Women Unite” video, promoting womenarts.org
“Wanna Be” (2016)
“Sweet Megan” (2016)
[as Jennifer Hill and Company]
Fifteen-Minute Long Sentence album (Sling-Slang Records, 2010)
[as Jennifer Hill]
Little Girl EP (produced by Daniel Mintseris, 2006)