Hilary Mwelwa aka Hil St. Soul was born in Lusaka, Zambia and relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she adopted her father’s love of music, as their home was immersed with the sounds of traditional Zambian music along with American R&B/Soul icons such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Her 1999 debut album “Soul Organic” received widespread acclaim and featured a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Until you Come Back to me” which has been playlisted on Jazz FM and Soul and Smooth Jazz Radio Stations all over the world for over 17 years. This was followed in 2002 with “Copasetik & Cool” which included her hit version of The Isley Brothers evergreen classic “For the Love of You“. Her last album “Black Rose” featured the Neo-Soul anthem “Smile” which has had over half a million plays on YouTube.
Hilary has had the privilege of performing at great events and venues around the world alongside an array of great artists and musical legends such as James Brown, D’Angelo, Angie Stone, Macy Gray, Isaac Hayes, Donell Jones, Boys II Men, Lalah Hathaway, Rashaan Patterson, Calvin Richardson, Jodeci amongst others.