Billy is an award winning 16 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” – performed live at Latitude Festival, Abbey Road Studios and worked one on one with George Benson, Tony Iommi and David Bowie’s long time producer Tony Visconti, who described him as a ‘Little Boy Genius’.
Several of Billy’s online guitar videos have gone viral – his first classical cover of Bohemian Rhapsody was shared by rock legends QUEEN’s official Facebook page and altogether his videos have attracted over 30 million views.
A regular live performer, Billy’s show presents a genre defying fresh new approach to guitar, spanning Classical, Jazz and Pop, through to Electronic Trance and Classic Rock.
Billy has performed live on BBC Radio on numerous occasions, and in 2014 successfully auditioned for a place at the prestigious Purcell School of Music in London, where he now studies Classical Guitar and composition.
Playing since the age of 6, he is a regular on the festival circuit, and in 2016 shared the main stage at Towersey Festival with Midge Ure, Billy Bragg and The Wonder Stuff. In 2017 he supported virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm at London’s legendary music venue ‘Bush Hall’.
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 first CD “Escape from Reality” recorded in early 2016 at the age of 14, is available to mail order or download from iTunes click here for more details or start the player below to listen to a sample track.