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Billy McNicol is an american musician, drummer-vocalist, lyricist, and songwriter.
He grew up touring with his father and uncles' band: The McNicol Bros. (a music family group made up of founding members of the psychedlic rock band,"The Rugbys"). The Rugbys are the first rock group from Lousiville, KY to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 with their 1969 hit single "You, I".
Billy's father, Robert McNicol would sing and play drums. Billy would watch his father's performances and later would play his father's drumset and immitate his dad. At five years old, Billy's parents discovered him playing the drums and singing simultaneously to his father's songs and record collection.
Billy continued playing music in high school; forming his own bands with other musicians and his cousin, guitarist Jeff McNicol (son of Billy's uncle Steve McNicol). Later, Billy received a scholarship to play on the drumline for the University of Louisville and became the school's "Featured Drummer" for the Cardinals Men's and Women's Basketball team events. Billy was featured performing many times during the 2004-2005 NCAA seasons on ESPN and other sports broadcasts. He was also performing in the college bar circuit with the rock groups "QuarterBounce" and "Band of End".
He has performed at arenas & venues large and small, such as the Amway Center (Orlando, FL), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY), Freedom Hall (Louisville, KY), Hearnes Center (Columbia, MO), Belasco Theater (Los Angeles, CA), & The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA). Billy has collaborated in concert with: Cappadonna & UGod (Wu Tang Clan) & the Rugbys and has shared the stage with POD, Immortal Technique, Chi King, MXPX, Supafuzz, Relient K, & My Morning Jacket.
Billy currently performs nationally & resides in Los Angeles, California.