Billy Redfield Band

Billy Redfield Band

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Rock / Pop / Soul

Biography

It's about time. On the heels of a self-released EP and a slew of national accolades, singer/songwriter Billy Redfield has just released his debut full lengther entitled "Two Steps Closer." It's a CD that builds on his reputation for breezy acoustic-based ballads and upbeat pop anthems delivered with equal parts earnesty AND urgency.

Working with an uber- talented studio team that includes producer Chris Keup (Jason Mraz, Josh Kelly) and engineer Stewart Myers (Rachel Yamagata, Lifehouse) "Two Steps" is an impressive effort for the 26 year old Maryland-native;especially considering he's a relative newcomer to the art of songwriting. Full of tasteful guitar phrasings, shuffling beats and lilting Hammond B-3, Redfield's musical reference points clearly extend beyond his birth date. "Guys like David Gray and Dave Matthews really changed my way of approaching writing songs," Redfield admits.

Redfield recently received honorable mention in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition for his track "Die for You" no easy feat considering the sheer number of entries and a panel of judges that includes Frank Black, Tom Waits, and the Strokes' Julian Casablancas. It's recognition like this that the soft-spoken Redfield doesn't take lightly. "It was pretty amazing [to win]. It was really validating."

Redfield's continued evolution as a young songwriter continues lyrically, where on pensive numbers like "Miss Melissa" he sings, "And I'm trying to melt the pain/But each day goes/And I'm nailed to the ghost/The weight of it all keeps my face long/I Miss Melissa."

"I write from a personal point of view;it's what I know best," admits Redfield. And it's clearly what his fans;who've cleverly dubbed themselves "redheads"relate to most. The coming months will look to see Redfield expand his flame-colored flocks and continue to hone his songwriting chops on the road in support of "Two Steps Closer." A title, which based on his current round of career success, could prove prescient.

Lyrics

Die For You

Written By: Billy Redfield

Your touch is sweet
It brings me to my knees
Your laugh is real
It consumes all I feel

I would die for you
March the earth 'til I fell through
Yeah I would die for you
Pass this life onto a new
I would die for you
But I hope it ain't soon

Love breathes through
God's hand graced you
A dream so sweet
Just one second with you
Makes my whole world complete

I would die for you
March the earth 'til I fell through
Yeah I would die for you
Pass this life onto a new
I would die for you
But I hope it ain't soon

And its always enough
Your love cuffs
It's all I know

And it's better on top
This love never stops
It's all I know

I would die for you
March the earth 'til I fell through
Yeah I would die for you
Pass this life onto a new
I would die for you
But I hope it ain't soon

Amazing Day

Written By: Billy Redfield

Smiling faces looking down on me
Playing with fire ain't as fun as it seems
The summmer breeze encloses our dreams
Through whiskey love holds close to me

And if tomorrow never came
We all will say
What an amazing day
What an amazing day

Gone gone forever
Never play with never
And if you are here to stay
What an amazing day
What an amazing day

April springs to her feet
People laughing enjoying the scenery
Beer is flowing girls are glowing
All this love reigns supreme

And if tomorrow never came
We all will say
What an amazing day
What an amazing day

Gone gone forever
Never play with never
And if you are here to stay
What an amazing day
What an amazing day

Carnival

Written By: Billy Redfield

The dancing clown brings life to sound
Anxiously awake
The wandering eyes the ribboned skies
Takes me away

We all sing to the music
Because it frees our minds
We all dance to the music
Because it heals sweet time
We all love the music
It's in our souls tonight
At the carnival
At the carnival

Painted blue
Surprised by you
The circus moves The sirens call
Fireworks fall
At the carnival

We all sing to the music
Because it frees our minds
We all dance to the music
Because it heals sweet time
We all love the music
It's in our souls tonight
At the carnival
At the carnival
At the carnival
At the carnival

Discography

Made You Smile.
Two Steps Closer
Two Steps Closer has been added to over 200 college radio station playlists
Been a featured artist on z104, Washington's Modern Music.
Songs are streamed on internet radio stations.

Set List

Amy
Celebrate
Lost
Lights Out
Naked
Perfect
Amazing Day
Die For You
Carnival
Happy Me
Celebrate
Miss Melissa

Covers
Grey Street
Brian Wilson
41
Blowers daughter
Margaritaville
sweet melissa

2 hour long sets