Performance, Songwriting, Vocals, Keys and Music Theory Lecturer
Hazel Mills is a Bristol-based musician/songwriter who has toured the globe across multiple genres, with artists including Florence + The Machine, Goldfrapp, Birdy, The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, and The Paper Cinema. Her Classical background, pop sensibilities and passion for 1960s American minimalism and analog synths feed into both her performance and her writing. She has had the privilege of performing at esteemed venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the London Olympic Stadium.
Alongside her touring commitments, Hazel has been writing material for her own project, Violaine, with long-term collaborator and producer/musician TJ Allen (Bat For Lashes, Portishead, Anna Calvi). The music of Violaine evolved from her former post-punk band, Adding Machine, and also draws influence from Musique Concrete, 80s pop, and the music of Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto.