As a child growing up in Louisville, KY, Billy McNicol spent an obscene amount of time on the road with his uncles and father's bands: The McNicol Bros. (Formerly The Rugbys and Sundown Red). These groups built solid momentum on the road and are considered legendary among their peers in Louisville: The Rugbys were the first rock group from the Derby City to strike the Billboard's Hot 100 Charts with their #24 hit "You, I" in the Summer of '69.
Billy's father, Robert McNicol's extraordinary ability to sing and play drums built a lasting impression on him. Since this skill is complicated to teach, he would observe his father's performances while on tour; taking everything in. At five years old, his parents discovered him playing the drums and singing simultaneously to his favorite tapes and records.
Throughout high school, Billy continued following through with his craft; forming his own bands with local musicians including his cousin, guitarist Jeff McNicol (son of Steve McNicol). After high school graduation, he received a scholarship to the University of Louisville and quickly became the college's "Featured Drummer" for the Cardinals Men's and Women's Basketball programs. Most of his collegiate performances were featured on ESPN and local news/sports television broadcasts. He was also performing on the local circuit with rock groups "QuarterBounce" and "Band of End".
He then headed west to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a professional music career after attending the University of Louisville. While living and working in Hollywood, he assembled a new vision, Stateol. In late 2012, he then recorded with this project (His third original studio album.) "Hot Lean Spread".
Currently he is managed by the world renowned Victoria Blake (Tool and Depeche Mode).
His latest album, "Hot Lean Spread" is available for purchase on iTunes.