Percy Hill was formed in 1993 by Nate Wilson and Joe Farrell on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Through 1997 they released 4 discs (two studio, one double live) and performed countless shows throughout the Northeast. In 1998, Aaron Katz(drums) and John Leccese(bass) were recruited to spread the music nation-wide. That same year they recorded the now-classic Color in Bloom and spent the next 2 years criss-crossing the country in support. In 2000, Color in Bloom picked up the Jammy award for Studio Album of the Year, and the group took a much needed break that fall.
After a year of working on different projects, the members regrouped for the 2003 release Percy Hill Live, which features a 13-piece ensemble performing expanded arrangements of gems from Color in Bloom and a new batch of Percy classics.