Billy Crabbe is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been based in London since early 2014. In a short space of time, Billy has become an active part of the London music scene as both an artist and a session guitarist. Over the past year, Billy has performed at The Dorchester Hotel, Purple Turtle (Camden), Zigfrid Von Underbelly, Boxpark, Charlie Wright’s and Proud Camden.
With the debut of his first single, “Way Back Home”, Billy has embarked on a musical journey to share experiences and thoughts through soulful storytelling. The single was released on 25th May 2015 and is available to stream and purchase on multiple online platforms, including iTunes.
Born in Luxembourg in 1991, he moved to Greece at age 6, then to the United States at age 15 and is now living in London since age 22. His interest in music was sparked during family road trips around Europe during which he would listen to songs from the Disney Soundtracks to Top of the Pops, as well as artists such as Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Jackson 5, Phil Collins and many more.
Billy’s formative years were spent in Thessaloniki, Greece, where his parents supported his love of music by taking him to his first piano lesson at age 7. A few years later, he began his studies in classical guitar, and later on took up the electric guitar after discovering his love of heavy metal.
In 2009, Billy was offered a place at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA from which he graduated in 2013 with a BA in Performance. The high standard of teaching and mentoring Billy received at Berklee greatly influenced the musician he has become today. His involvement in film scoring, production and engineering, allowed him to develop skills extending beyond songwriting and singing, and as a result he currently produces and engineers all of his own music.
In his final year at Berklee, Billy formed a band called the Hypnopompics, with fellow Berklee students. Following graduation, the band moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue their musical ambitions. They performed in various venues such as Café 939 (Boston, MA), Kimbro’s (Franklin, TN) and Puckett’s (Franklin, TN). Their music received attention from a few online blogs and news websites such as Cultural Weekly (by Adam Leipzig). At the end of 2013, Billy decided to move back to Europe, and settle in London in order to further develop his musical career.
“Way Back Home” is just an introduction to the artist and what is to come. Currently, Billy Crabbe is showcasing his original material around London, whilst also preparing for his next project.