Billy Lord, in the midst of a breakthrough year on the American rock music scene, will be kicking off Bristol, Rhode Island's Annual 4th of July Concert Series at Independence Park at 6:30 on Friday, June 21st with a historic homecoming concert featuring songs from his debut album, American Music, and some new songs from BIlly's upcoming special project and album, National Anthem. Billy's debut album has been called "A perfect 10... One of the best releases of 2012" and his single Fighting Back was voted Best Rock Song of 2012 on Twitter. Billy was a featured artist on New York rock station Z100 and opened for platinum selling artist, Uncle Kracker, on the west coast with fellow Bristolian Colin Boughton on drums. Billy is privileged to be playing with Band of Brothers (with Boughton on drums) who will be performing a full set of their own after he kicks off the series. More exciting details coming with a national press release that will hit media outlets in the next few weeks. To keep up with the latest BIlly Lord news, go to www.billylordmusic.com or follow Billy on Twitter @billylordmusic or find his fan page on Facebook. Bristol, RI's 4th of July celebration is the largest and oldest in the country (this year marks the 228th) and it is an honor for Billy to be opening the series in his hometown. For more information on Bristol's 4th of July celebration go to http://www.july4thbristolri.com We are hoping for a record-setting turnout on an evening not to be missed. See you all there!
Today is the world premiere of the music video for On a Summer Night. the release caps an amazing year for the artist, including the release of his debut album on August 8th, an opening spot for Uncle Kracker on the west coast, featured artists status on NY Rock Z100, air play on national and internet radio, excellent album reviews including on calling American Music "one of the best release of the year," the honor of BEST ROCK SONG OF 2012 for Fighting Back by Twitter fans, and the approval of a Billy Lord station on Pandora (which we should be announcing as "live" soon). Billy has also been working behind the scenes on two new albums and a special project that should be announced in the next few weeks. Happy new year from Billy! Keep a watch... 2013 promises to be a breakout year for Billy.
The world premiere video for On a Summer has been scheduled for New Year's Day! 2013 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Billy and it starts with the world premiere of his first video shot by Virginia Boyles in Oklahoma and co-starring Alex Temblador. Details to follow! Follow Billy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Billy-Lord/360755313944995 and on twitter @billylordmusic Don't miss a single update! Big announcements coming soon!
Finally, the long-awaited debut album, American Music is officially released and available on iTunes and in stores today, August 8, 2012. To order physical copies of the CD, visit www.billylordmusic.com from a desktop computer. Happy listening! And please post your comment here on Reverb!
Billy Lord's debut album is just days away from it's official release! Listen to high quality album samples now at www.billylordmusic.com
EXCITING news on the concert front as Billy will be opening for Uncle Kracker at the D & R Theatre in Aberdeen, WA on August 3rd. If you're in the area, it will be a historic show not to be missed!
On a Summer Night will begin playing on nationally syndicated radio starting on Monday July 30th at 2pm. Follow Billy on Twitter @billylordmusic for links to hear his on air radio interview and for the release of more exciting news!
Things are really taking off! Thanks to you all for listening!
In honor of the release of American Music, with pre-orders avilable now at www.billylordmusic.com Billy is giving a free download of on a Summer Night on July 5th ONLY. Enjoy!
Excited to post two new songs, Good Riddance and Long Road, on Reverb today. These songs, which have been mixed and in the process of being mastered, are just two of nine new songs that will make up the album American Music, scheduled to be released in mid-June 2012. The first video from the album is also in the final editing stages and will be ready for release just ahead of the album. The album art is about finished and those who have fanned my Billy Lord Facebook page have gotten a glimpse to rave reviews. Thank you all your amazing support and love of the music! This album is gonna rock your face off!
Time for a quick update.... Just returned from Oklahoma, where I spent a week shooting the video for On a Summer NIght, directed by Virginia Boyles and starring Alex Temblador. We shot on location at Red Line Muscle Cars in Wilson, OK and used a 1973 Camaro Z28 in the shoot. The Oklahoma trip followed a week in the Fishtank Productions studio in St. Augustine, FL with producer / engineer and wildly talented musician, Lucio Rubino. In a single week, we finished the nine new songs that will make up the album American Music. In two weeks we complete mixing in Florida, then the tracks go to mastering. Expected release date for the album and video is June 2012. When I return from Florida, I will begin auditioning for band members and will begin touring and a marketing push that will see my press kit reaching media outlets, radio, labels, and targeted audiences. Excited for the release and all that is to follow, including the video for Fighting Back... Thanks to all for the love and support! Billy
After beating our Kickstarter goal by 20%, the real work is beginning... On Friday the 13th of April, the video for Fighting Back will begin shooting in New York City under the direction of Manhattan's Cohlie Brocato. The video, which will be shot over the course of four days, will touch on economic struggles in America, family bonds, and strength of will. Movie fans will notice some parallels to a popular movie with a similar title... We are bringing in a fight coreographer and a makeup artist for authenticity. The video will be shot in black and white, with scenes in Harlem, the East Village and Queens. Drummer and old friend from my Bristol, RI days, Colin Boughton, will be one of my opponents in the video. And guitarist Jay Santos, who plays on the song, will appear in the bar gig scenes. My son, Spencer, will play the role of... Yep, you guessed it! Once the video shoot wraps, I'll have a few days to work on final song arrangements, before flying down to Florida to finish recording the album with Producer Lucio Rubino at Fish Tank studios. Lu worked with me on the first two tracks, Fighting Back and On a Summer Night, and is wildly talented. Check him and his studio out at http://www.luciorubino.com/pages/studio Deciding which songs will make the album will be challenging. Right now, I have enough material for two full albums. I'll be looking for a good balance between rock and acoustic songs. Studio time is booked from April 22nd through April 28th. Once I finished in the studio, located in St. Augustine, I'l be driving down to Tampa to see family for a couple days, then back on the road... This time I'll be heading to Oklahoma City, to shoot the video for On a Summer Night. The shoot will again span four days and will follow the couple in the song through it's verses. This video will be shot in color with warm summer tones, and will be directed by Virginia Lee Boyles, who also took one of my most popular pictures ever... the shot of me seated in Central Park with the NYC skyline in the back ground. The video shoot will run from May 1st through May 6th, and we are currently casting for the role of the female lead. I return to NYC on May 8th, where the process of auditioning for band members will begin and we will start preparing to tour. The full album, American Music, will be released in mid- May. At the same time, I will be releasing the Fighting Back video, and promo photos from recent shoots with photographers Kimberly Carroll and Sarah Landolt, both from Brooklyn. An album release party and live show should happen some time in late June or early July.... There's a lot of early buzz about my music, so I'm expecting big things. Thanks to all of you for your support, with Kickstarter and beyond. Mostly, I'm grateful you are making this music part of your lives. All my best, Billy
40% to goal in just Day 5... Amazing!!!