The Villebillies

The Villebillies

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Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, The Villebillies are a creative power house, combining modern and traditional styles to create their own unique brand of rap-rock. With a fresh sound and an energetic live show, the band has gained a strong and dedicated following.

Biography

The Villebillies are bringing a unique and exciting style to the world of music. The group breaks through genre barriers by combining modern hip hop and rock, with more traditional elements of country, blues, jazz, folk, and even classical. Their un-orthodox approach has gained the admiration and respect of fans and fellow musicians from all walks of life.

Formed in early 2001, the band quickly grew to prominence within Louisville’s music scene, drawing huge crowds and gaining local media attention with their unique sound and energetic live shows. The Villebillies are recognized as one of Louisville’s premier acts, winning several LEO Readers Choice Awards and receiving a high volume of radio requests on local rock, pop, and urban stations.

Following in the footsteps of other major label Louisville acts like Nappy Roots and Tantric, The Villebillies signed with Universal Motown in 2005, releasing their self-title major label debut on September 26th 2006. The album showcases not only the band’s musical diversity but also their technical ability, placing the groups own productions along side tracks produced by Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Primus) and the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss).

Since their ‘06 record release, The Villebillies have traveled the country, sharing the stage with a wide range of major, indie, and unsigned artists of all genres. The band has opened for such acts as Hank Williams Jr, Nelly, and Hed PE, just to name a few.

The cross-genre nature of the band brings a certain unpredictability to their live shows. In a week on the road with The Villebillies you may see a mosh pit one night, break dancers the next, and country line dancing the night after that. With an extensive catalogue of original material and a few choice covers, The Villebillies are able to adapt their live show to fit whatever situation the gig presents.

Discography

ALBUMS:
2006 - Villebillies (Universal Motown)

COMPILATIONS:
2006 - Nappy Roots Music Presents - Kentucky Kolonels Vol 1 (song: I65)
2004 - Midwest Music Summit 2004 CD Sampler (song: Ol' Faithful)

Set List

Whiskey
Whales
Mary
Grass Roots
Bar Room
Rolling Stone
Ol' Faithful
Hey
Talkin Stupid
Swashbuckling
Stranger
Burnin Down The House
Preachers
One Shot
Greatest Moment