Billy is an award winning 15 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / flamenco fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Paco de Lucia and Sungha Jung.

In 2016 he reached the final of Sky Arts TV show “Guitar Star” and performed live at Latitude Festival, Abbey Road Studios and worked one on one with George Benson, Tony Iommi and Tony Visconti.



Billy’s online videos have have been seen all around the world, his first classical cover of Bohemian Rhapsody was shared by rock legends Queen’s official Facebook page. Altogether his videos have attracted around 30 million views.

He has also had videos shared by Brian May, George Benson and “The Libertines” and had his performances mentioned on the pages of “Guitarist” magazine (UK), and “Revista Guitar Player” (Brazil).

A regular live performer, Billy’s live show presents a genre defying fresh new approach to nylon strings, spanning Classical, Jazz and Pop, through to Electronic Trance and Classic Rock – all on just 1 classical guitar.

Billy has performed live on BBC Radio on numerous occasions, and in 2014 successfully auditioned for the prestigious Purcell School of Music in London, where he now studies Classical Guitar and composition.

Playing since the age of 6, he has graced the Main Stages of Towersey Festival, Thame’s Music in the Park, The Beacon Festival in Oxfordshire and in 2013 was the winner of the Edinburgh Festival national guitar competition.

He is a familiar face on The Royal Mile, where he has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe since the age of just 9, and where in 2016 he was comedian Rory Bremner’s musical guest at 2 sold out Fringe stand up performances.

Billy’s CD “Escape from Reality” recorded in early 2016, is now available to mail order or download from iTunes click here for more details or start the player below to listen to a sample track.

Billy is proud to be endorsed by ‘Ortega’ nylon stringed Guitars,  ‘Faith’ steel stringed guitars and ‘Aquila’ nylon strings



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