Band name:  Bloodshot Bill​

Location: Montreal, QC Canada

Band Members:  Bloodshot Bill on ALL instruments

Booking contact:  bloodshotbill@gmail.com

Merchandise purchase info: derekdonor@hotmail.com


Questions:


How would you describe your style of music?

Totally Rockin'


How did you get into this style of music?

A friend in the 2nd grade had an older brother with cool records


Hod did you come up with your band name?

It was a nickname before I started playing


What is the background of your band members?

Right now there is a wall behind me, with a framed picture hanging.


Where can people purchase your music and or merchandise?

www.bloodshotbill.com, www.nortonrecords.com, itunes, etc


How long has your band been together?

Since 1998, so 16 years now


What do you like the most about the Rockabilly scene?

I hate scenes, but I've met some real cool folks


Who are your music idols, who influences your music?

Charlie Feathers, Hasil Adkins, Link Wray, Gene Vincent, Etc....


What future events do you have planned?

I am on tour right now and will continue to do so


Do your band members have day jobs or do they make their dime as professional musicians?

I do this for a living


Do you collect records?

Yes


If so, what do you collect?

I get old Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Hillbilly, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, etc.....all that good stuff


What is your most memorable experience at a concert?

Charlie Feathers family came to see me play in Memphis....that was great....lotsa memories, though


What was your funniest memory at a concert?

When people get naked


Is there anything that you would like to add about yourself?

I have a new album "Shook Shake" coming out on Norton Records in December....Also a new Xmas 45 coming as well as a whole buncha records in the New Year......


Last but not least, what makes this band tick?

Love of Rock 'n' Roll and havin' a good time




Bloodshot Bill started playing in his hometown of Montreal around 1998, with just a guitar and a stomp board.  Since then, he has had over 30 releases throughout Europe, the USA and Canada- and is still touring these locations frequently.  He was banned from entering the States for 5 years (2006-2011) and made his first "(wel)comeback" show in the USA at the Norton Records 25th Anniversary Weekend, performing alongside such legendary (and killer!) acts as Andre Williams, The Sonics, 5678's, Mighty Hannibal and the The South Bay Surfers.  Since 2003 his hair has been slicked back with his own brand of grease, "Nice 'n' Greasy", and he plays his guitar through his custom made one-of-a-kind Richtone Amp.  He's been in lotsa bands that you've never heard of (Hubcaps, Guilloteens, Bootlegs, Hand-Cuffs, Pouteens).  He won FME's Coup De Coeur prize in 2007.  Released records with Mark "BBQ" Sultan as The Ding-Dongs.  Has been in several films and documentaries.  Collaborates with King Khan as Tandoori Knights.  He's the spokesmen for a hamburger, The Degeue ("disgusting burger" translated).  Usually travels alone as a one man band.......

​Bloodshot Bill