Billy Cardinale

Billy Cardinale

 New York, New York, USA
BandRockBlues

Kill Van Kull- There are bands, you know a handful of them, that prevail despite obstacles; reforming years after their launch (sometimes more than once) and emerge with a creative spirit and sound that’s as pure as the day they started. Well, add another band to your list: New York City’s Kill Van Kull is back with a vengeance, and their rapidly-growing audience, new fans, critics & the dedicated from the beginning , loves every minute of it.

Biography

Currently Billy is the Bassist/Founding member & one of four songwriters for New York’s high profile band Kill Van Kull.
Kill Van Kull’s release “Edge of Sunrise” continues to garner airplay worldwide
with its emotionally charged, blues based hard rock.

Billy’s performance history dates back over 25 years at venues & recording studios in the Tri-State area as well as Los Angeles, California & Las Vegas, Nevada.
He also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California while studying Bass under
Steve Bailey, Tim Bogart, Jeff Berlin & Putter Smith.

His influences range from Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath to Nashville Session Great Bob Moore to Legendary Motown Bassist James Jamerson to John Entwistle of The Who

“Versatility is Key,” he says noting that he’s performed & recorded Rock to Country to Blues. “It’s what makes a player a well rounded musician as they continue to grow.”

Lyrics

My Father's Song - Ballad

Written By: Billy Cardinale - Lyrics,Bass / Ronnie Angell-Vocals-Music,Piano

My Father’s Song
Intro-
I can see him
See him when the wind blows
I can feel him
Feel him when the sun glows
I can touch him
Touch him when the rain comes down
I can hold him
In my heart he’s found
Verse
I can see him when the wind blows
I can feel him when the sun glows
I can touch him
when the rain comes trickling down.
I can hold him
in my heart I know he’s found.
I know the lord answered my prayers, took you by the hand & showed you he cares.
It’s you I’m longing for, I can hold you even though your spirit soars
Chorus
I remember just the other day you threw a ball my way.
You were only 62 I was 38
Ohhhh & we laughed out loud & we both stood proud & we learned that it’s never too late.
Verse
I felt your strength, saw the love in your eyes
Time was ticking away changing our lives, then it came time to say goodbye.
We shook hands, not a tear in your eye, I held on tight I was cryin inside
Now i touch you when the rain comes trickling down
Now I hold you. In my heart I know you’re found.
Chorus
I remember just the other day you threw a ball my way.
You were only 62 I was 38
Ohhhh & we laughed out loud & we both stood proud & we learned that it’s never too late.
Bridge
I saw how you took the pain
You saw the man that I became
& it’s your blood that runs through my veins.
You & I are both the same
Proud to be your friend, Carry your name
& I await the day to be with you again.
End
When my time is near will you be there?
When I’m scared will you hold my hand?
When I close my eyes for the very last time?
Will you lead me home standing by my side?
Ooooooo This is My Father’s Song.

Angels On High - Ballad

Written By: Billy Cardinale - Lyrics,Bass / Rick Cabrera - Vocals,Music,Chorus lyric

What I see in you is Dignity
Blessed by love & humanity
No stone too heavy to overturn
Your hand it guides me

Where there’s hope
Where there are dreams
There are angels on high
Where there’s love
Where there’s life
There are angels,Angels on high..Over you

The fate of my faith
Has been kissed by the sun
There’s hope when there’s love
Magic in touch
I‘m open, I’m bare
Giving you back what you gave to me
Where there’s love there’s hope for eternity.

There are Angels, Angels in the air
There are Angels , Angels everywhere 2x

Where there’s hope
Where there are dreams
There are angels on high
Where there’s love
Where there’s life
There are angels,Angels on high..Over you

Summer Rose - Ballad

Written By: Billy Cardinale - Lyrics,Bass / VIncent Raschella -Drums,Music

Fade away like a Summer Rose
I watch the leaves blow along the road
Autumn winds, bring the curtains drawn
Another day, another week is gone

Feels like yesterday 2x

This road it’s not the one I started on
The winds still blowin but the leaves are gone
Turn away, head tucked within my coat
Overnight I didn’t feel it get this cold.

Feels like yesterday 2x

The sun I feel upon my face
I welcome it with a warm embrace
No snow, how quick the seasons change
The road seemed different
But all the time it was all the same.

It all seems like yesterday
No matter how long ago
It all seems like yesterday
Can’t seem to let it go

It all seems like yesterday
No matter how long ago
It all seems like yesterday
It’s time to let it go

The Bottom - Blues, Jazz Instrumental

Written By: Billy Cardinale- Bass & Music / VIncent Raschella- Drums & Music

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Sweet Summertime - Rock Blues

Written By: Billy Cardinale- Lyrics,Bass,music / Chris Cirrone-Guitars,Music / Rick Cabrera- Music/lyrics

Sweet, sweet summertime
I was riding on that train.
It was raining outside
home was minutes away.

Then you walked on
My heart fell to the floor.
Red ribbons in your hair
Who could ever ask for more?

& I wondered
Who would ever believe
that this was happening to me?
All of my life I’ve prayed to the skies
so this had to be a dream.

Sweet , Sweet, My Sweet Summertime 2 x

Stations were passing by
& I was losing time.
I looked into your eyes
& you looked back at mine.

I was nervous at first
but it felt so good to me.
I only wanted to talk to you
but it was time for me to leave.

Who would ever believe
that this was happening to me?
All of my life I’ve prayed to the skies
so this had to be a dream.

Sweet , Sweet, My Sweet Summertime 2 x

I was nervous oh so nervous
but it felt so good to me.
I only wanted to talk to you
but it was time for me to leave.

Na,na,na na,na,na

Sweet , Sweet, My Sweet Summertime 2 x

Through The Night - Rock

Written By: Billy Cardinale - Lyrics,Bass,music / Vincent Raschella - Drums , Music

Sweet woman let me come into your life
& take you really far away
Cause I want you
Let’s make it last through the night

I would do to you the things
you thought that I would never do
To make you feel alright.

She began to kiss me
She began to touch me
Ooooh she really knew just how to love me.
I could not believe the way I was feeling.

She started pushing,
I started shaking.
My hands were tied
I was hers for the taking.

When it came morning, she showed me the door
I said wait a minute now you won’t have me no more.
She said baby you don’t understand
You’re not the only one.
I don’t have time for long term plans
but hey it sure was fun.
I could not believe the words I was hearing.

Well I turned around, around for one last look.
She stared into my eyes & my whole body shook.
She said “Baby, we’re better off this way.
Yesterday is gone now boy & tomorrow’s another day.”
I said
“Don’t you want me to feel you?
Don’t yoou want me to touch you?
Don’t you want me to hold you?
Don’t you want me to love you?”

Monster - Rock Blues

Written By: Billy Cardinale- Lyrics, Bass, Music / Curt Giventer - Guitars,Music / Ricky Cabrera-Arrangement

I’m tall I’m small
Depending on the dream you have.
I’m green , obscene
Swimming in your head, living with the dead.

Cause I’m a monster
I’m a monster

I love to dance on your bed as you sleep
The screams in your dreams are a sound so sweet
With a Cheshire grin I jump & I spin
Then stare from your head to your feet.

Cause I’m a monster
I‘m a monster

As I crept through the night
Your fear was my invite
The moon my guiding light

I hear you’re without sin
Well then let us begin
This fight you’ll never win

I'm raging in your head
I’m your monster 3 x

Hell From Above - Rock Instrumental

Written By: Billy Cardinale - Bass, Music

None

Discography

Kill Van Kull- Eye of the Storm 4 song EP Vinyl, "Edge of Sunrise" Full Length cd.
Peter Castillo- Country sessions
Ronnie Angell, Billy Cardinale - Single - "My Father's Song.