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 Mike Oldfield.
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.
In 2016 he reached the final of Sky Arts TV show “Guitar Star” – performed at 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 around 50 million views.
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 continues to study Classical Guitar and composition.
Playing since the age of 6, he is a regular on the festival circuit, has played at ‘Latitude’, ‘The Henley Festival’ 2017 sharing the bill with Mel C, The Pet Shop Boys and Chaka Khan – and in 2016 shared main stage at ‘Towersey Festival’ with Midge Ure and Billy Bragg.
In 2017 he supported virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm at London’s legendary music venue ‘Bush Hall’ and featured on the main stage at the iconic Ullapool Guitar Festival.
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.