BILLY MAC The Musician
Billy has spent most of his life enjoying the opportunity to perform for public audiences.. He began his career as a lounge piano player and singer in the early 1970's. Since then he has played in local bands, trio's and duo"s, including his current duo Billy Mac and "Bazza"
Billy has continued working with his one man show where he stays busy playing at many different venues in the communities that are in the general Muskoka area.
Billy Mac/One Man Band , is a versatile and entertaining presentation of many classic pop and rock tunes as well as folk, country, singalong standards and blues.
It is a high energy presentation that is appropriate for all ages and types of celebrations , weddings and many of types of events. He plays at private parties, corporate functions, birthdays, anniversaries, pubs, patio's, restaurants and street festivals.
The repertoire of music , which has been included here in his songbook, has a little something for everyone. The sound he produces is live from the floor...there are no pre-recorded backgrounds...He uses an 88key, Roland RD700GX piano, an electronic drummer, a vocal harmonizer, and the four faders on the keyboard to create sounds and backgrounds which include organ, horns, strings, guitars and of course piano sounds.
It is a " big sound" for one man and the music he plays encourages dancing, good times and singalongs in a party atmosphere.BILLY ... is an enthusiastic and "animated" performer. He is a skilled and talented keyboardist who began as a "Rock'n Roll" piano player in local garage bands.
In the local music scene he has participated as a player, an organizer, builder and promoter. He was the owner/operator of Blue Heron Productions where he made notable contributions organizing and promoting entertainment for local festivals.
He founded and was the Director of The Performance School for its thirteen years of operation. There, he encouraged and directed many young performers to appreciate the "joy of performing" for public audiences.
Billy continues to write songs which he records in his home studio ..." just a creative way of documenting life as it passes by".
Consider giving Billy a call for your next special event. He won't disappoint !