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DEBUT 4 TRACK EP
"BURY MY HEART"
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DEBUT EP REVIEW FROM RAVE MAGAZINE
BIGFELLALINC – Bury My Heart EP. Tuesday, 19 January 2010
(Independent)␣ Bigger than big␣
Gold Coast singer/songwriter Lincoln Hillard is apparently six-foot-five-inches tall, so he can call himself Bigfella as much as he wants. He’s an acoustic-guitar-toting surfer dude, so it’s a surprising that the first track of his EP, She Wants Soul, is catchy industrial angst-rock that sounds like it could have come from the likes of Gravity Kills or Stabbing Westward. The acoustic guitar does get busted out for the bluesy Smoke, but there’s plenty of grungy electric scuzz to go with it and the strings and cicadas in As I Go are both nice touches. The only song that sounds like the photos in his liner notes look is the final track, Stay. It’s gentle, middle-of-the-road adult contemporary that Bryan Adams wouldn’t be ashamed of with lines like, “Can you hear my whispers through your dreamscape world?” The songs that defy expectations are definitely Bigfellalinc’s best.␣
WHO THE F*#K ISBigfellalinc?
If you were a part of the local scene, or a visitor to the Gold Coast thru the mid 90`s & `00`s, you may have jumped around or grooved along to the sounds of FINKLER. Two brothers and their muso buddies who cemented their spot in the S.E. QLD live music scene from their Goldy home to the Whitsundays to Byron Bay, FINKLER played over 2000 shows to tens of thousands of music lovers supporting the likes of Something For Kate, The Radiators, The Riptides, George and Daryl Braithwaite.
After a sold out debut album in 2005 backed with consistent playing, the brothers decided to make room for individual projects and as of 2008 they kicked these into gear and gave FINKLER a much needed break.
If you remember them, you may recall the taller brother with the big, husky voice, the quieter one, the mystery man. Well he`s just recorded and released a solo e.p titled, “Bury My Heart”, he`s playing live gigs weekly and is set for a very productive 2013.
His name is Lincoln Hillard & to his friends, BigFellaLinc!
Standing 6’5” tall, lean, slightly scruffy, think “Shaggy” from Scooby Doo. A surfer, a singer, a guitarist, a writer, an artist. Linc has dedicated his last 12yrs to his chosen pursuits, a self taught dreamer and thinker, unclouded by trend or fashion flashbombs, Linc simply presents himself, it`s in his voice and his words and the emotions set free, humble, earthy and real.
A productive 2010 saw Linc consistently playing show throughout the region, selling several hundred hard copies of his EP as well as digitally thru iTunes. Linc was invited to play several major events in 2010 including the “Hearts 4 Haiti” benefit @ The Coolie Hotel, “Fete De La Musique” festival, “Homeless Connect Day” and most recently in 2011 at a “Qld Flood” benefit @ The Music Kafe in West End. Linc also made it to #5 on the “Brisbane`s Best Local Bands” compilation hosted by The Music Kafe.
2013 will see a stripped back acoustic album released and consistent weekly gigs ensure Linc`s presence on the local scene, doing what he loves the most.