Paul Hillery, a heathen, conceivably, but not, we hope, an unenlightened one, is the man behind the acclaimed BBE release ‘We Are The Children Of The Sun‘ and curator at ‘Folk Funk & Trippy Troubadours’. He has gained an online following thanks to a knack for unearthing rare and previously lost gems.
Paul has carried his record boxes to many a venue, playing alongside The Polyphonic Spree, Arthur Lee & Love, Bonnie Dobson, Spiritualized, 4 Hero, Happy Mondays, Simian, The Bees, Julian Cope, Courtney Pine and many, many more. He has also graced the turntables at Spiritland, Refuge, Festival No.6, Lunar Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Psychemagik’s Magik Forest, The Chill Out Tent, Moseley Folk, Stowaway Festival, We Are Love Festival, and countless more venues and events. He has supplied guest mixes for Apple Music and radio stations in the UK, France, Switzerland, South America, and the USA. His compilations have been played on BBC 6 Music and have featured in many best of the year charts.
He is gaining a reputation for his continued deep digging and archival of lost music and built long-standing relationships with artists with a mission to give them the exposure they deserve.
Reviews of ‘We Are The Children Of The Sun’ :
“One of the most emotionally uplifting and hazily beautiful compilations of recent years.” Andrew Male – MOJO Magazine
“(We Are The Children Of The Sun) is INCREDIBLE! Every single song. It was sublime.” Colleen Murphy – Balearic Breakfast / Classic Album Sundays
“Every now and again a compilation comes out that I wished I had compiled. This one falls into that category. Don’t even think about not giving this a listen, there aren’t enough superlatives to describe the pleasure I’m getting listening to this. Beautiful music and the utmost respect.” Zaf LoveVinyl
“It’s a stunningly deep dive into music that has been overlooked by all but the most relentless of diggers. And it is superb. It looks beautiful too, in a stunning gatefold sleeve. Just go and buy it.” Balearic Mike – Fascinating Rhythms / Claremont 56
“An exquisite selection of obscure private press folk funk and AOR lovingly hand picked and compiled by one of the most knowledgeable collectors in the field.” Kev Beadle – Mind Fluid / Focal Point
Paul Hillery presents We Are The Children of the Setting Sun
Will & James Ragar - Will & James Ragar One
Once Again We Are The Children Of The Sun compiled by Paul Hillery
Forest - Forest
Will and James Ragar - Forever / Bayou Paradise
Monica Rypma - Classifieds
We Are The Children Of The Sun compiled by Paul Hillery