*HappyRon has retired mainly from music performance due to disability. If you are interested in licensing his music for film/tv or other uses please contact him through his contact form.

HappyRon’s music has long touched the hearts of people.   He loves to create community and happiness by doing sing alongs of his original songs that combine the wisdom of Mr. Rogers with the humor of South Park. 

HappyRon was able to create music despite dealing with struggles that made it very difficult. He belives music is for everyone, perhaps especially for those who find it challenging

Firstly he is on the autistic spectrum that has always made communication difficult and music has helped him heal and move forward in life. 

Secondly, he was born without a left hip socket which brought tension and pain throughout his body.  

He is most well known for fun sing-along songs like “Terribly Happy” and “If You’re Bored In San Diego (IT’S YOUR FAULT) as well as songs in many other styles.  

He has been described as a cross between “punk rock and punk folk.”  His music is influenced by, among others, Ringo Starr, Mr. Rogers, South Park,  and Leonard Cohen.  

Photo By Josiah Price, free for media use

“Lovely Ron, great songs in the same kind of  spirit as Mr. Rogers.” Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul, And Mary 

“Dare we say HappyRon is making San Diego hipper?” – The San Diego Reader

“HappyRon lives and breathes music.  His dedication is an inspiration”  – The San Diego Union Tribune

“Every guy in the English Speaking world needs a copy of HappyRon’s Terribly Happy if only to sing along with his own life” The Expresso Magazine https://www.theespresso.com/ 

“Masterpiece, anyone who listens will be amazed at the depth of Happy Ron Hill’s songwriting” The San Diego Troubadour  http://www.sandiegotroubadour.com  November 2008

Great stuff, great attitude and lyrics as well as cool songs.  Not to mention brilliant titles” Dominic Pedler, author of the 800 page book Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

Gregory Page says “I didn’t like it, I LOVED IT!!!”


 The Happy Man has lived in San Diego all his life and his hope is to die in San Diego.  He never sang a note until he was thirty and didn’t get “seriously” into music until he was forty.  He was played more than 2700 shows since then bringing to the stage his unique combination of fun sing-along songs with heartfelt softer songs.           

 To celebrate his 44rth birthday he released his first real album, backed by no less than twenty-two people, including some of the best musicians and singers in San Diego.  Also featured is Paul Litteral on Trumpet, who played on the B-52s Love Shack and James Brown’s Living In America.  The album Produced by local music guru Sven-Erik Seaholm.  The critically acclaimed album was nominated for a San Diego Music Award and was described by The San Diego Troubadour as “A Masterpiece anyone who listens will be amazed at the depth of Happy Ron Hill’s songwriting.” 

HappyRon was born without a socket in his left hip, and is on the Autistic Spectrum, and that contributed to music being very difficult for him.  He was able to persevere and create unique music despite his limitations.

HappyRon has played with a thousand musicians, including The Good Hearted People, featuring Stand Up Bass Player Paul Tillery and Andy Gallagher from Trains Across The Sea on keys and Rob Garbo from Sweettooth on drums.