Mr. Billy
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Mr. Billy

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"Testimonials"

“Mr. Billy does a great job. I am very pleased that Mr. Billy has added another option for our children’s education and entertainment” – Paul F. Jadin (Green Bay - Mayor )

“I give Mr. Billy my strongest recommendation” - Damian LaCroix (Superintendent, Suamico School District)

“Mr. Billy presents an energizing event. His program was a true aerobic experience with music that makes you listen, learn, enjoy, and rock.” - Chris Moede (Brillion Public Library)

“I have children ranging from 4 months to 12 years of age and they all enjoy you immensely. The children ask to put your CD's on before the vehicle is even started and they sing along to all the songs. Your music is so easy for the young children to pick up on and they are constantly dancing to the rhythm.” - Kathy Stein (Parent & Daycare Owner)

“The director of our public library saw him perform recently and told me we needed to book him because he was the best performer she has seen for children. We have had numerous assemblies in the past but this was by far the best overall experience for our students.” - Tony Bolz (Principal, Barrie Elementary School)

“Mr. Billy's energy and enthusiasm for what he does is obvious, and the kids pick up on that.” - David Keech (6th Grade Teacher, Wisconsin Rapids School District)
“Wow! What an awesome show and experience for the our entire learning community. Grant School looks forward to Mr. Billy's return in the future to take us to the next level.” - Terry D. Whitmore (Principal, Grant Elementary School)

“Our school just finished a residency with Mr. Billy. Students, parents and staff are still talking about the program. His talents provide a memorable way to reinforce writing programming and generate excitement for writing. We are now in the process of rescheduling a six-traits tune up assembly in the future. Knowing our students' excitement to see him again will be reward enough for me!” - Rick Brietzke, PhD (Principal, Purdy Elementary School)

“Dear Mr. Billy, Thank you for coming to our school. You played good songs. Your songs taught us many things. You Rock!” - The Students from St. Charles Primary School (Eau Claire, WI)

“Mr. Billy's songs created many smiles, laughter and dancing. Parents and their children enjoyed participating in his entertaining show. We look forward to working with Mr. Billy again next year." - Janet Johnson (June Dairy Month at National Exchange Bank & Trust)

“Mr. Billy is to be commended and thanked for a job well done.” - Art Prosek (Principal, Spring Road Elementary School)

"Mr. Billy really likes children. I think that's probably why he makes music. It cheers the kids up." - Leo Skarlupka (Age 6)
- Wisconsin


"What People Are Saying"

“We loved his presentation and the kids are singing through the halls!! So thank you ever so much for an engaging, educational, and interactive assembly. One of our best ever!" - Linda Farley (Principal, Concord Elementary School Darien, IL)

"Mr. Billy was fun, energetic and totally related to his audience. Mr. Billy's songs and guitar playing were fantastic! What a great medium to get across crucial writing concepts! The teachers and students learned a lot and were thoroughly entertained along the way!" Lita Motroni (Greenbush Elementary School West Warwick, RI)

"Mr. Billy was on time, prepared, and upbeat. One of our teachers commented that she even learned something about the six traits." - Cal Biddle (Principal, Pike Central Middle School Petersburg, IN)

"Mr. Billy was fun and motivating for our students. He knew exactly how to connect with all ages. The kids are still singing parts of his songs as they write! Thank you!" - Jeanne Kimball (Oxford Central School Oxford, NJ)
- From Coast to Coast


Discography

Although Mr. Billy writes hundreds of songs and records dozens of CDs with elementary school students across the country, he currently has five CDs commercially available on Great Unknown Records, they include:

“Hello, My Name is Mr. Billy” – Best Seller, a variety of pop/rock songs with a 1980’s flair. Songs about dinosaurs, the first day of school, butterflies, bubbles and more

“Fruitcake” – CMW Award Winner, Christmas and winter songs

“Playground” – CMW Award Winner, a rockin’ collection of songs about books, reading, six-trait writing, animals, outer space and other cool kid topics. Many of the songs on this CD were co-written by elementary school students during six-traits songwriting artist in residencies and workshops

“Greatest Hits” – iParenting Media Award Winner, includes songs form the first three CDs and two new songs, “Bernie the Bubble Breathing Dragon” and “Seuss on the Loose” both of which placed in the TOP TWENTY of the 2006 Unisong Songwriting Competition. “Seuss on the Loose” has been featured on the Family Groove Internet Radio Show

“Batteries Not Included” – NEW RELEASE, all acoustic...all new...all totally cool. “Chugga Chugga Choo Choo” and “Goodnight Sun” were co-written by multi award winning songwriter Monty Harper and have been featured on his podcast and other radio programs such as Spare the Rock

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Bio

Mr. Billy began playing guitar and writing his own songs when he was only 9 years old. He has toured all across the USA and Canada. His unique rock and roll style has a contemporary sound that kids (and parents) instantly relate to. At a Mr. Billy show, everyone gets into the act.

Mr. Billy has been repeatedly voted “Northeastern Wisconsin’s Family Favorite Children’s Entertainer”; His original CDs are iParenting and CMW national award winners. In 2006 two of his original songs placed in the top twenty in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition.

When he’s not on tour or writing and recording his own music, Mr. Billy guides elementary school students in the composition and recording of their own original songs at his ground breaking “Six-Trait Songwriting” Artist in Residency program. He also contributes regular columns to “Pass it On” (journal of International Organization “The Children’s Music Network) and other children’s/parenting magazines.

He regularly performs at over 300 schools, libraries, festivals and special events each year, including a regular headlining appearance at Wisconsin’s largest Kids Expo held in Madison.