Billy Cage is an American songwriter; singer, and guitarist from Phoenix, Arizona who makes both happy, powerful and beautiful acoustic rock music and performs a variety of rock n' roll and country rock tunes familiar with most audiences. As an artist, Billy Cage originals and Barefeet tunes consistently broke into the top 20 on several musical genre charts on (link hidden) from 2000 through 2002. The band Bare Feet broke up in 2003, but Billy Cage still remains active as a local solo artist and on the web. He is currently looking to team with another artist or new band. But most of all he wants to bring enjoyment to those who love classic and modern acoustic rock n' roll!
Price Range: $150 - $450
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Billy Cage grew up in Southern California and was influenced by many of the bands from the 60's . . . Beach Boys, CCR, Hollies, Buffalo Springfield, Beatles, Rolling Stones and most British Invasion groups. He later moved to Colorado and felt the influence of country on rock n' roll and became a fan of the Eagles, Marshall Tucker and others. His vocal range is hard to match . . . from the Tokens "A Lion Sleeps tonight" to Styx "Come Sail Away" or The Vougues "Five O'Clock World" . . . you won't be disappointed.
After 35 years of playing and performing live at many venues, Billy's musical influences stem from R.E.M, Green Day, Three Doors Down, Social Distortion, Bowling for Soup and stretches back in time to many of the classic covers songs most of us remember . . . performed by such artists as listed previously, and include Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Jackson Brown, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller. . . just to name a few . . .
Billy encourages audiences to sing along with him as he plays many of the wonderful classics most of us remember . . . Gloria (Van Morrison), Good Lovin' (Young Rascals), Sloopy (The Real McCoys) or songs many haven't heard on the radio for years like . . . Chevy Van (Tommy Johns), More Than I can Say (Leo Sayer), Wildfire (Michael Murphy), Guitar Man (Bread) . . . on and on the tunes keep coming, like a stroll down memory lane. Even Don McClean's American Pie . . . who reminds us that good ole' rock n' roll never dies . . . it lingers on with us throughout our entire lives.
Billy has over 250 popular cover songs sure to please most venues and can perform from 1 to 5 hours at a time.
Billy is available to play seven days a week Monday through Sunday, from 8:00 AM till well after the midnight hour . . .
Additional Booking Notes
Have full PA set-up and gear.
America: Lonely People, Horse with no Name, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, You Can Do Magicand Sandman / Riverside, On the Border; Animals: House of the Rising Sun, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, I'm Crying; Bad Finger: No Matter What, Baby Blue; Beatles: I'll Cry Instead, I've Just Seen a Face, I'm Looking Through You, Things Wee Said Today, It's Only Love, Eight Days a Week (many more); Bee Gees: Massachusetts, Got to Get a Message to You, Holiday, I Started a Joke, New York Mining Disaster; Beach Boys: Barbara Ann, Help Me Rhonda, Sloop John B, Surfin' USA, California Dreamin', Do You Remember; BoDeans: Good Things; Bowling For Soup: 1995, Almost; Bread: Look What you've Done, Guitar Man, Freedom Baby I'm a Want You, Been To Long on the Road, Dairy, Everything I own, If, It Don't Matter to Me, Make It With You; Bruce Springstien: Born in the USA, Dancing in the Dark, I'm on Fire, Cover Me; Buddy Holly; Oh Boy!, Peggy Sure, Words of Love; Buffalo Springfield: For What It's Worth , Sad Memory; CCR: Bad Moon Rising, Born on the Bayou, Down on the Corner, Green River, Have you Ever Seen the Rain, Lodi, Proud Mary, Traveling' Band, Who'll Stop the Rain, Wrote a Song For Everyone; Chris DeBurg: Don't Pay the Ferry Man;CSN: Ohio, Southern Man; Doors: Riders on the Storm, Break on Through / Rock n' Roll Star - Byrds (medly); Eagles / Henley: Boys of Summer, Hotel California, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise , Love Will Keep Us Alive; Elvis: Latest Flame, Don't Be Cruel, Return to Sender; Firefall: Cinderella, So Long, Just Remember I Love You, Sad Ole' Love Song; Fleetwood Mac: Dreams, Rhiannon; Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown, Carefree Highway, If You Could Read My Mind
Green Day: Walk Me Up When September Comes, Good Ridance; Guess Who: American Woman, No Sugar Tonight, No Time , Shakin All Over -(1965); Jimmy Buffett: Margaritaville, Pirate Looks at 40, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Havana Day Dreamin', Come Monday, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes; John Denver: Rocky Mountain High, Country Roads; John Cougar: Authority Song; Led Zepplin: Stairway to Heavin', Been a Long Time; Marshall Tucker: Can't You See, Heard it in a Love Song, Fire on the Mountain, Searchin' For a Rainbow; Men At Work: Land Down Under; Monkees: A little Bit Me, Day Dream Believer, Take a Giant Step, Last Train to Clarksville; Neil Diamond : Solitary Man, Shilo, Sweet Caroline; Neil Young: Harvest Moon, Unknown Legend, One of These Days, From Hank To Hendrix, Out on the Weekend, Heart of Gold; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Home Again in my Heart , Other Side of the Hill, Modern Day Romance; R.E.M.: The One I Love, Losing My Religion; REO Speedwagon : Take it on the Run, Riding the Storm Out; Richie Valens: LaBamba, Let's Go, Donna; Rolling Stones: Paint it Black, Last Time, Satisfaction, As Tears Go By; Social Distortion Ball and Chain; Steve Miller Band:, Jet Airliner True Fine Love; Styx: Come Sail Away; Three Dog Night: Never Been to Spain; Three Doors Down: Kryptonite; Timbuk 3: Just Another Movie;Tom Petty: Free Fallin', Walls, Runnin' Down a Dream, Breakdown, Running Down a Dream, Refuge, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Something Big; Travelin Wilbury's: Last Night, End of the Line; Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl; Who: Squeeze Box, Magic Bus, My Generation; Zombies: She's not There, Tell Her No; Misc. Singles: Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Whithers, All I a Want - Bo Herdine and Dardin Smith, Amie - Pure Prarie League, Any Man Can Be a Fool - Rare Earth, At the Hop - Danny and the Juniors, Bad Company - Bad Company, Born to Be Wild - Steppin Wolf (Magic Carpet Ride?), Chevy Van - Tommy Jons, Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay and the Americans, Copperhead Road - Steve Earl, Down in the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal, Dream Lover - Bobby Vinton, Driving My Live Away - Eddie Rabbit, Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire, Five O'Clock World - Vogues, Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson, For Your Love - Yarbirds, Gloria - Van Morrision, Good Lovin' - Young Rascals, I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four, It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond, I'm a Honky Tonk Man - Johnny Horton (Battle of New Orleans), Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Vanwarmer, Kansas City - Various Artists, Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders, Kingston Town - Harry Belafonte, Knocking on Heaven's Door - Clapton, Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens, Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham, Louie, Louie -Kingsmen, Love Potion Number 9 - The Searchers, Me and You and a Dog Named Boo - Lobo (California Kid and Remo), More Than I can Say - Leo Sayer, Movin' On - Missouri, Run Around Sue - Dion, Run Away - Del Shannon, Rhythm of the Rain - Cascades, Running on Empty - Jackson Brown, San Francisco Girls - Fever Tree, Shannon - Henrey Gross, Sloopy - The Real McCoys, Sometimes When we Touch - Dan Hill, Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams, Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Texan Love Song - Elton John, Toes - Zac Brown Band, Turn the Page - Bob Seager, Yellow River - Christy, You Ain't Going Know Where -Byrds, You May Be Right - Billy Joel, Walk Away Renee - Left Bank, Well Respected Man - Kinks (You Really Got me), Wild Fire - Michael Murphy, Wild Thing - Troggs
|Billy Cage||Singer, acoustic guitarist and writer|
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