Bill Reveles

Bill Reveles

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

2007 BEST ARTIST, LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS, 2006 ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Songwriting turned sideways. Bill Reveles creates honest, folk edged rock brimming with soulful vocals."

Biography

2007 BEST ARTIST, LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS

2006 ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

Songwriter of the People

Bill's edgy, sophisticated, yet accessible songs, with their painfully real lyrics, have been characterized as reminiscent of John Lennon's solo stuff and his slower songs and lyrics as that of Bruce Springsteen. On the song, Hollywood Cowboy, "think Lou Reed with the lyrical brain of Warren Zevon". It has been said that his passionate voice reminds one of a male version of Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.

After beginning his career in a series of garage bands, Bill performed the LA night club circuit including: The Roxy, Whiskey, Madame Wong's and the Palomino. He then refocused his efforts on solo acoustic performances, studio recordings and television and film usage. His music has been used in the television shows: Dawson's Creek, King of the Hill, Melrose Place, Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, Cybil, Second Noah, Daria and VIP. In addition, his songs have had various usages in ABC, NBC and CBS Movies of the Week and he has written for the Discovery Channel. His work in major motion pictures includes : Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman, and Disney's Adventures in Dinosaur City which was performed by the Phoenix Symphony. Bill's songs have been covered by Kyle Vincent, Jane Weidlin of the Go-Gos and Nelson. Bill is the winner of the 2006 Southern California Music Awards - Best Male Artist. Last year Bill performed showcases at the MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati and SXSW in Austin.

Bill recorded his first album, "Empty Chair" in 1997 for Roughrider Records. His second album, "UnAmerican Dream," was released in 2001 on the Deaf Poet label. In 2006 Bill released his third album, "Inside Gospel Garage", for the independent label, Big Belly Records. Co-producing with Tim Godwin, the band featured Taras Prodaniuk and Jim Christie from Lucinda Williams' band. Additional players were: Nick Vincent, Phil Parlapiano and Gia Ciambotti. The album was recorded and mixed at the Blue Room in North Hollywood by Talley Sherwood. Bill's fourth album, "It's Complicated" was released in early 2008 through JackMac Music. On the strength of the "Complicated" recordings, Bill won Best Male Contemporary Artist at the Los Angeles Music Awards. In 2008, Bill earned a performance alley showcase artist at the International Folk Alliance Festival in Memphis, he played an opening party for the Grammy Awards, he was featured in the summer concert series at Leavitt Pavillion in Pasadena, and he has participated in several radio interviews with indie stations around the country. Bill regularly plays top venues around Los Angeles such as Cafe Cordiale, Molly Malone's, and Crane's Hollywood Tavern in addition to his Sunday Residency at Cafe Valentino in Simi Valley.

Lyrics

Mexicali stars

Written By: Bill Reveles

I rode through Westmoreland, Cathedral City rain
I saw one thousand sinners trying to do the same
Riding in a train of sixteen cars
How many men before me ever got this far

Even though you fake it, even though you hate it
I guess you're gonna stay right where you are
Even though I've lived through the things that you will go through
You try to run away but there you are
Driving under Mexicali stars

Jesus in the asphalt, rises, burns and bends
I saw the true believers dying to repent
I've seen wiser men come to believe
In things that have no reason, in things they cannot see

Even though you fake it, even though you hate it
I guess you're gonna stay right where you are
Even though I've lived through the things that you will go through
You'll try to run away from who you are
Driving under Mexicali stars

Miles of false horizon
Miles of sand and fog
Hell, it's hard to know for sure
Is it the kill or the cure

Even though you fake it, even though you hate it
I guess you're gonna stay where you are
Even though I've lived through, the things that you will go through
You'll want to run away but there you are
Driving under Mexicali stars
We're riding under Mexicali stars
Driving under Mexicali stars

Discography

Empty Chair - 1997-Roughrider Records
Unamerican Dream - 2001- Deaf Poet Records
Inside Gospel Garage 2005 - Big Belly Records
It's Complicated 2008-JackMac Music

Television Uses:
Music featured on Dawson's Creek, King of the Hill, Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Cybil, Second Noah, Daria, VIP and MTV's Undressed, as well as various usages in ABC, NBC and CBS Movies of the Week and he has written for the Discovery Channel.

Film Uses:
Bill's work in major motion pictures includes : Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman, and Disney?s Adventures in Dinosaur City which was performed by the Phoenix Symphony.

Covers of Bill Reveles' Songs:
Bill's songs have been covered by Kyle Vincent, Jane Weidlin of the Go-Gos and Nelson.

Radio Play for Bill Reveles:
Bill can be heard on iradio, LA 104.7 FM, Indie Artists Radio and Indie Limelight Show, Outbound Music.com radio CNotes Internet radio, Mooziko Radio, 1160 WCCS, That's Country Live, and many more.

Set List

The set list features songs from the new record, "It's Complicated" as well as from the previous three records.
The upcoming tour is a solo acoustic version of the new record.