Wilson, Grant, and Bennett Billingsley are three brothers who have spent the better part of the last twenty years pretending to get along. They also sometimes make music. The music that they make, is pretty frikkin’ lit.
The rock and roll power trio hails from Hendersonville, NC where they grew up learning to play music from their father Nathan. For several years, the boys played in churches and coffee shops all over western NC, learning about what it takes to make a live performance work, and also how lame it is to get up in from of an audience with an under-rehearsed set; just kidding, they killed it every time.
In 2016, Wilson returned from pretending to go to college at Appalachian State University, and the three brothers decided to sell their souls for rock and roll fame. They must not have done it right because no one has ever heard of those hacks; plus, Bennett still drives a ‘91 Chevy S10!
The group finished recording its first full-length studio album, “Beginner’s Luck,” at Sedgwick Studios in Flat Rock, NC in the fall of 2017, and from there, its pretty much all been downhill.
Billingsley’s signature sound has been likened to what it would sound like if you took a cd of The Eagles, Coldplay, Sublime, and Zeppelin and threw them all in a blender at full-blast. There’s a lot of broken machinery, some screaming, and a little blood.
Oh, and a guitar solo or two.
But for real, Billingsley music is always about three main elements; meaningful songwriting, killer harmonies, and seasoned musicianship. Their favorite thing to do is to spend quality time sharing their tunes with their audiences, so do yourself a favor and check ‘em out!