Billy first started playing live music atthe 123 Main Coffee House (Matawan, NJ), in the late spring of 1992. He continued playing there, once a month, until they closed in 1999. During that time, he worked with several accomplished musicians, and formed an original band named, "Simple." You would catch them playing venues such as: Club Bene (South Amboy, NJ); Birch Hill (Old Bridge, NJ); The Laughing Bean (Kimmblesville, PA); Matawan Regional High School (Matawan, NJ); and The University of Delaware (Newark, DE).After "Simple's" break-up, Billy focused on writing and producing his first solo album, "Free", which was released in the Summer of 2001. From there, he pursued his solo career, playing venues such as: CBGB's (New York, New York); The Poet's Inn (Matawan, NJ); Cue and Brew (Matawan, NJ); Cornerstone Cafe (Freehold, NJ); The Dublin House (Red Bank, NJ); Off The Hook (Atlantic Highlands, NJ); Terra Christa's (Matawan, NJ); and several private parties. After much postivie feedback, Billy wrote and produced his second solo album, "Lost in a Maze," in the Spring of 2003, which consists of original music, including live performances.
Billy keeps everybody interested by covering songs from a variety of popular artists, such as: Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac, Soul Asylum, Bob Marley, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Greatful Dead, Guns N Roses, Pink Floyd, U2, Chicago, Lynard Skynard, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jewel, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Billy's original music can be best described as a mix of all these artists, with a twist of his own life experiences added, through vocals, guitar, and piano- all of which come together to put on a vibrant and entertaining night of music.
Forever he will be missed and in my heart. I took for granted my time with him and regret all of the chances for a walk or a ride that where missed. Thats all he wanted. To be loved. walked, taken for rides And maybe an occasional crust of your pizza. Pretty simple requests from one who greeted me at the door every time I walked in it like I was the greatest thing in the world.
Because to your pet you are the best. And to me he was the greatest. My soul is broken and I will never forget you Marley.