Born Jan 17th, 1987 in Koblenz, Germany Stefan is best known for his fingerstyle guitar playing, soulful vocals and songwriting skills. Besides his original music Stefan has made a name for himself paying tribute to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
Stefan Hillesheim studied classical guitar in Germany under Hubert Käppel - one of the most influential classical guitarists and teachers of his time.
Stefan moved to Los Aneles, California at age 27 to attend Musicians Institute (GIT). Soon after he started playing at renowned gospel churches and live music clubs across the country.
His signature guitar tone and driving rhythm guitar skills make Stefan a high demand session player. Stefan has worked with, and is working with, many notable artists, including Ellis Hall (former Tower of Power), Brent Carter (Average White Band), Tony Llorenz (former Albert King Band, former Stevie Ray Vaughan), Emerson Cardenas (former Santana), James Fortune (gospel recording artist).
Regardless of the genre and band configuration Stefan convinces as a straight from the heart musician, who’s passionate and inspired live performances leave no one untouched.