BILLY JON

BILLY JON

 Swindon, England, GBR
BandFolkAcoustic

Love, Loss, Life and an Acoustic Guitar

Biography

In a world dominated by style over substance, it is refreshing to find artists that are not looking to get a foot on the celebrity fast-track but have a real passion for the craft of song writing, Billyjon is such a person.

Having been driven from an early age to express himself in words and then learning to fashion songs on his brothers guitar, he has propelled himself via open mic nights to gigs in his own right both on the West Country circuit as well as better known venues such as The Clapham Grand, The Sound Café and Bush Hall. He has also gone onto support Mumford & Sons, Johnny Flynn. Mark Morris (The Bluetones), Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Gavin Butler (The Blackout) and NEEDTOBREATHE (Atlantic).

Musically Billyjon portrays a personal honesty built from real life thoughts and emotions in his songs, driven on by a bright acoustic sound and an approachable style which audiences find immediately accessible.

Whether you catch the artist in solo mode or as the full band, you are guaranteed a show of well crafted and well executed songs on subjects that you can all relate too.

Lyrics

Our Song

Written By: BILLYJON

I cannot explain
Everything to you
When I cannot remember
Anything but you

The night it took me down
Down into my slumber
It left me bruised and battered
And blinded from the truth

Oh

Everything you said
It disappears like vapour in the air we breathe
The birds they sing no more
They've fallen ill, they've lost their voice
They sing our song no more
They sing our song no more

I cannot explain
Everything to you
When I cannot remember
Anything but you

Leave me for a while
So I can have some time
To tell you how I'm feeling
And redeem my petty crime

Oh

I

Oh So Softly

Written By: BILLYJON

Hey Mr Robinson
Please sing a song to me
Tell me everything you've seen
And all the beauty inbetween

You left us oh so softly
In a place where we once stood
Mr Robinson your legend will live on
As it should

Hey Mr Robinson
Please tell me one more joke
Cos I need a laugh
And I fear this is the last

You left us oh so softly
In a place where we once stood
Mr Robinson your legend will live on
As it should

Hey Mr Robinson
Please hold me one last time
I need to feel the warmth of you
The stars above they shine

You left us oh so softly
In a place where we once stood
Mr Robinson your legend will live on
As it should

As it should

Lullaby

Written By: BILLYJON

Wind blow my sail
Speed me up so I can reach the shore
Cos I am lost inside your mind
The ticking clocks keep turning all the time

Now go to sleep my love
Now close your eyes
My love

Sun light her face
So I can see her beauty and her grace
Come and wrap your warmth around us
So we can drift away into your light

Now go to sleep my love
Now close your eyes
My love

My Love

This World Will Burn

Written By: BILLY JON

This world will burn
We've passed the point of no return
We wake the dead
In stories of the past we've read

My hands are tied
I stumble down the tracks you've cried
They pull us in
They're taking chance on everything

We come alive
This war will end
We're taking back the cities
That swallowed our friends
We take our time
And our lights will shine

My heart is on my sleeve for you
Your words will come and cut right through...

Discography

The Darkness Of The Night EP - 2010
Across The Sea EP - 2011
If I Were A Lion EP - Coming 2013

Set List

Setlist as of Jan 2013:

This World Will Burn
Sunlight Suicide
Oh So Softly
You Saved Me
If I Were A Lion
Fireflies