You need a Guitarist and Vocalist that can do it all ? Whether it be pop, jazz, classical, rock or just instrumental background music. Billy can also scale out to a duo, trio or anything up to a 17 piece band. It just depends on your budget. Contact me for details. I am willing to travel anywhere in the socal area for the right price.
We hired Billy to play at our wedding reception on 5/24 and he was phenomenal. Billy was prompt, professional, and accommodating. He played for 3 hours and blended jazz instrumental guitar with classic and contemporary rock. He even learned a few tunes at our request. Guitar playing was superb and his vocals were excellent. Would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again. Thanks Billy!
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Billy who is originally from Detroit, now living in the LA area, has performed with, opened for , or toured with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Four Tops, Robert Cray, Bobby Vinton, Michael Bolton, Stevie Wonder, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Christopher Cross, Vina Morales, The Village People, Hermans Hermits, Regina Carter, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Blue Bland, America, Jerry Vale, Paul Williams, Boz Scaggs, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jennifer Holiday, The Turtles, The Original Coasters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Freddie Cannon, The Drifters, Louis Smith(Trumpet w/ Cannon Ball Adderly) , Norma Jean Bell( Sax with Frank Zappa, Mahavishu Orch.), Eddie Money, King Konga, Roy Gaines, Edwin Mc Cain and the Paris Escovedo project. He also performed a concert for political leader Nelson Mandella.
Also an accomplished solo jazz / classical Guitarist and Vocalist. While living and performing in the Detroit area, Billy had two of Motown Records best arrangers write 20 custom vocal/musical arrangements for a 17 piece big band to perform with Billy singing. Most of the arrangements were written By David Van Depitte. David Co-wrote and arranged Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album in the late 1960s. While working in Detroit, he was able to play with and learn from some of the greatest musicians to ever lay down tracks including Motown's famed "Funk Brothers". Billy played gigs with "Funk Brother" alumni drummer Pistol Allen, Keyboardist Johnny Griffith and Trumpet Player Johnny Trudell. These musicians are on some of the greatest pop and r&b music of the 20th century.
There's music in Billy's blood due to his musician father. Billy's dad Bob Lymperis is an accomplished Trumpet player living and playing in Detroit . Bob Lymperis toured and recorded with the legendary Stan Kenton Band. Bob is on all the classic recordings including Stan's theme song "Artistry in Rhythm", "Eager Beaver" and "Intermission Riff". Bob also has performed with many jazz greats including Charlie "Yard bird" Parker, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Nate King Cole, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong and many others.
Past Booked Events
|May 24, 2014||Wedding Reception|
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