Cliff Hillis and the Forward Thinkers

Friends of Summer Stage-Valley Creek Park, 361 Morehall Rd, Malvern PA 19355

A non-profit established to provide summer concert events to the East Whiteland community in cooperation with East Whiteland Township Parks & Recreation.

Cliff Hillis is a singer/songwriter/producer based in the Philadelphia area who has released a number of albums with a style that evokes the sunny pop of the 60's & 70’s, and that have garnered national Triple A radio airplay.

Hillis has co-written with some critically acclaimed songwriters such as Danny Wilde (of The Rembrandts & “Friends” theme fame) and troubadour Dan Bern. Hillis’ songs have been featured in movies and TV such as the Jennifer Lopez film “Enough” and TV shows “Party of Five” and “Life Interrupted”.

When he’s not recording and producing albums for himself and others in his studio, Hillis also performs and tours with various bands including members of The Hooters, U.S. Rails, Patty Smyth & Scandal and The Orchestra (featuring former members of E.L.O.). Hillis' work has recently garnered praise from notable songwriters: "Cliff is taking some chances while also delivering some solid pop production, the stuff you'd expect from a big fan of big pop. it's a blast to listen to." - Mike Viola, acclaimed recording artist, producer, and composer "You know who's really good? Cliff Hillis." - Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter, Old '97s