Marian Hill is an American songwriting duo from Philadelphia, made up of production artist Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol, heavily featuring improvisational jazz musician Steve Davit, debuting in 2013 with their first EP 'Play'. In 2015, they released the album 'Sway'. The New York Times published an article about the two pointing out what type of music lovers would be glad to come across Marian Hill. The duo is going on tour in 2015 across the US. Their name is based in the two main characters from the musical The Music Man: Harold Hill and Marian Paroo. They made their television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in September 2015.
After meeting each other at Haverford High School, Jeremy Lloyd studied music theatre at Yale University, Samantha Gongol music business at New York University, and Steve Davit music industry at Drexel Univeristy. 'Whiskey', the first song the two ever wrote together, describes a woman in control of her own sexuality. They moved on to create songs like 'Lips' and 'Got It', mixtures of blues, jazz, heavy bass and delicate vocals. On 25 November 2014, Romanian pop star INNA released Diggy Down, which gives Marian Hill feature credit for the hook of 'Got It', the video of which received 1,000,000 views before their show at Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia. After their first collaboration with Davit, the audience demanded more saxophone, resulting in the iconic sound produced by the duo and their collaborator presently. Currently, Marian Hill has nine songs to their name and one album called 'Sway'. They plan to release a follow up called 'Sway Cray' sometime in the spring/summer of 2016.