Billy and The Kids is a Rockabilly Trio from Sweden. The band has existed since the year 2000 and was originally created just for fun by singer lead guitar player Stefan Billy, because at the time he was touring with another Rockabilly Trio named Wreckless. The main idea with Billy and The Kids was to book gigs when Wreckless wasn't touring. Wreckless started touring in 1995 and made 2 full CDs’. Wolf Cat (1999 on Last Buzz) and Boppin' in the Dark (2005 on Tail Records).
After a couple of years, Billy and The Kids started to get more and more gigs everywhere and up until today they have made 4 albums:
Old Dogs Can’t Sit (2007), Love Rocket (2011), I Want You (2013) and Dial My Number (2015 on El Toro Records, Spain). The last 3 albums were recorded and produced at Riff Hard Studios in Sweden.
All albums are available on Spotify. The music and influences are both Old School and New School Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues. Half of the repertoire are self-made songs. Inspiration and influences include Johnny Burnette, early Elvis, Gene Vincent, Ral Donner, Darrel Higham, Brian Setzer, Big Sandy, Eddie Cochran, Lemmy Kilmister, brown liquor and John Silver without filter!
Billy and The Kids are now constantly on tour in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Stefan Billy Nilsson: lead guitar and lead vocals.
Drums and backup vocals: Walter Bjurenvall
Upright bass: Roger Silver.