Billy Bridge

Billy Bridge

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Billy Bridge is a singer / songwriter from Australia with an amazing ability to interperet stories into song. This makes him a much sought after collaborator for many artists in Australia. As a performer he brings an amazing live experience to your festival or event.

Biography

Over the past few years Billy has enjoyed enormous success on the country music circuit in Australia and overseas. He won the Rising star Male in the 2003 independent country music awards of Australia and in 2004 was a top 4 finalist in the Male Vocal section he was also a top 5 finalist in the 2004 Golden Guitar's for Best New Talent. In 2005 he was named Entertainer of the Year at the Victorian and National Country Music Awards. His debut Album "Post-It Note Proposal" had 3 singles released and each single had chart success and major airplay in Australia and overseas. His music is now heard in over 20 countries. He has toured extensively both here and overseas performing at major festivals such as Tamworth, the Toyota Gympie Muster and the Mildura country music festival. Included in this was a 4 ½ month performance stint at the Taj Corramandel Hotel in Chennai, India. he is currently endorsed by Yamaha guitars and is a sought after performer at major events all around Australia and overseas. He was raised on a small farm outside of Moe in eastern Victoria. The youngest of 4 children, He grew up listening to his father sing the songs of Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers and Jim Reeves. For as long as he can remember, music has been a part of his life. Growing up in a musical family meant that music was never far away. His new Album “Doin’ OK” was released at the Tamworth country Music festival in 2008 and has already received rave reviews from country music listeners and media. The first single released in Febuary 2008 "Everything I Needed to say" is a major highlight of a great album. So make sure you check out this country music star on the rise.

Lyrics

Everything I Needed to Say

Written By: Bridge / Nye / Corbett

EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO SAY
© Billy Bridge / Roger Corbett / Rebecca Lee Nye
31st October 2004

Verse:
I WENT BACK TO SIT BY DADDY’S GRAVE
FIRST TIME THAT I’D BEEN BACK
SINCE WE SAID GOODBYE THAT DAY
I SPENT TIME JUST TALKING AS I CRIED
SAYING THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID
THE THINGS I’D KEPT INSIDE

Pre Chorus:
I SPENT THE DAY TALKING THROUGH MY TEARS
SAYING THINGS I HADN’T SAID FOR YEARS

Chorus:
I SAID SORRY AND I LOVE YOU I’VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU
THANK YOU FOR WAY YOU MADE ME SMILE
HI DAD IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU
I HOPE I GROW TO BE YOU
I’VE BEEN GONNA TELL YOU FOR A WHILE
I’M SORRY THAT I WAITED, TIL THIS RAINY DAY
TO SAY EVERYTHING, I NEEDED TO SAY

Verse 2 :
SO I GOT UP AND SLOWLY WALKED AWAY
I’D SHED A MILLION TEARS, TALKING TO MY DAD THAT DAY
GOT BACK TO MY CAR AND MADE THE CALL
TOLD MY BOY I LOVED HIM, AND I’D BE HOME AFTER ALL

Pre:
CAUSE I DECIDED THERE’S NO TIME TO WAIT
TO SAY THESE THINGS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

I SAID SORRY AND I LOVE YOU I’VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU
THANK YOU FOR WAY YOU MADE ME SMILE
HI SON IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU
I HOPE YOU FEEL THE SAME TOO
I’VE BEEN GONNA TELL YOU FOR A WHILE
I’M SORRY THAT I WAITED, TIL THIS RAINY DAY
TO SAY EVERYTHING THAT I NEEDED TO SAY

Tag: I’M SORRY THAT I WAITED, TIL THIS RAINY DAY
TO SAY EVERYTHING THAT I NEEDED TO SAY
TO SAY EVERYTHING THAT I NEEDED TO SAY
I’M SORRY AND I LOVE YOU AND I’VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU

Little Miss Understood

Written By: B Bridge

LITTLE MISS UNDERSTOOD
BRIDGE
3 July 2004

VERSE:

SHE WALKS IN THE ROOM, WANTS THE GUYS TO STARE
AT HER DEEP GREEN EYES AND LONG BROWN HAIR
STRUTTING AROUND LIKE SHE OWNS THAT PIECE OF FLOOR
AND FROM TIME TO TIME IN HER OWN MIND
SHE THINKS SHES NOT THE LYIN’ KIND
BUT SHE'LL WEAVE THAT WEB OF LIES FOR EVERMORE

CHORUS:

LITTLE MISS UNDERSTOOD, SHE'D TELL IT STRAIGHT IF SHE COULD
BUT IT COMES OUT THE WRONG WAY NIGHT AND DAY AND SHE AINT NO GOOD
MAYBE SHES TOO BLIND TO SEE, HOW THE TRUTH COULD SET HER FREE
NO SHE AINT NO GOOD THAT LITTLE MISS UNDERSTOOD

VERSE:

SHE DONT MIND IF IT’S THE TRUTH SHE BENDS
SHE'LL GET HER OWN WAY IN THE END
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT SHE HAS TO DO
SHE DONT THINK IT DOES NO HARM
BOUNCING ROUND FROM ARM TO ARM
SO WATCH OUT SHE MIGHT SET HER SIGHTS ON YOU

Pizza For One

Written By: B Bridge

PIZZA FOR ONE – BILLY BRIDGE 16/7/2004

V1: I’VE SPENT MY LIFE WRAPPED IN THE COMFORTS OF HOME
FEELING SAFE AND SECURE NEVER FEELING ALONE
BUT THE CHOICES I’VE MADE AND THE THINGS THAT I DO
MEAN I’LL SIT ON MY OWN AT THIS TABLE FOR TWO

V2: I’VE OFTEN WONDERED HOW LONELY LIFE COULD BE
WHEN YOU ‘AINT GOT NO-ONE, ARE YOU REALLY FREE
SO NOW I’M JUST THINKING HOW THE HELL I’LL PULL THROUGH
AS I SIT ON MY OWN, AT THIS TABLE FOR TWO

CH: PIZZA FOR ONE, AND A BOTTLE OF RED
LATELY I’VE BEEN THINKING I’D BE BETTER OFF DEAD
BUT THERE’S SO MANY THINGS THAT I STILL HAVE TO DO
SO I SIT ON MY OWN, AT THIS TABLE FOR TWO

SOLO AS VERSE

CH: PIZZA FOR ONE, AND A BOTTLE OF RED
LATELY I’VE BEEN THINKING I’D BE BETTER OFF DEAD
BUT THERE’S SO MANY THINGS THAT I STILL HAVE TO DO
SO I SIT ON MY OWN, AT THIS TABLE FOR TWO

TAG: BUT THERE’S SO MANY THINGS THAT I STILL HAVE TO DO
SO I SIT ON MY OWN, AT THIS TABLE FOR TWO

Discography

2001 Lonely, Lonely Town - EP (6 Tracks)
2003 Post-It note Proposal - Album (12 Tracks)
2004 Hillbilly Heat and Friends - Album (13 Tracks)
2005 Dad's Songbook - Album (12 Tracks)
2008 - Doin' OK - Album (15 tracks)

Set List

Originals combined with country cover and classic rock. Artists covered include Alan jackson, Dwight Yokham, BR549, George Jones, Hank Williams, The Eagles, The Beatles, Dobie Gray...

3 or 4 x 45 minute sets