Born in New Orleans, Billy Shirer grew up with the rhythms and sounds of the city's unique music culture. Influenced by the rock of the 60s, 70s , & 80s especially progressive/ psychedelic rock of British bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson (to name a few). He also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and was influenced by the International & Fusion music there.
In his original songs, he combines these various styles of music creating a unique sound which defies categorization.
Billy also incorporates his unique style in performing original compositions and cover songs in an acoustic duo with drummer, Creature.
Billy and Creature host the Acoustic Mayhem Open Mic & Jam every Wednesday nite at Hurricanes Sports Bar in Metairie, La.