ABOUT BILLY ROACH
Singer/Songwriter Billy Roach has an impressive musical career that spans over two decades. Influenced by the 90’s alt. rock movement, Billy began performing to large audiences while still in college. It was there that his passion for the music industry flourished, and shortly thereafter he started his musical career. From opening for major acts across the U.S. to having his music played on a variety of radio stations, and being featured in prime time television series, films and documentaries, Billy’s music has always garnered attention. Despite all this success, Billy decided to put his career on hold to raise his beautiful daughter, but never let go of his musical passion. After six years away from the industry, Billy has decided that 2020 is the year when he makes his anticipated comeback. Although the landscape of the industry is different, Billy is ready to take on the challenge of relaunching his career, taking old his fans on the journey, and touching new fans with his music.
Billy’s Musical History
From 2003-2010, Billy performed with musicians under the name Overlook. Several of his original songs were featured on major Philadelphia area radio stations such as 93.3 WMMR, Y100, Radio 104.5, and 88.5 WXPN. A track on their debut EP titled “Don’t Follow Me’ was featured in the film “Wag The Dog” as well as on 93.3 WMMR’s Jaxons Local Shots Vol.1 compilation album. In 2010, Billy released his first full-length album titled, “Smoke and Mirrors” which had rave reviews. This album landed the band opening slots for major label acts Civil Twilight, Seven Mary Three, Spacehog and members of Dr. Dog. During this period, The song “Achey Arms” was featured in heavy rotation on Philadelphia’s top alt/pop/rock station, Radio 104.5fm and other songs from this album were featured internationally on television networks such TLC, CNN and on RedBull Rampage Evolution.
In 2013, Billy completed is second full length album entitled, “Biology,Chemicals, and The Intangible”. An introspective, cinematic album took over a year to complete..an exhausting process. Upon completion, the band played several shows and festivals in support of this album during the following year. The song “I’ll Change Tomorrow” was played regularly on 88.5 WXPN and featured on a regional tv commercial.
Billy’s 2016 release of a new 3-song EP includesd the tracks “Down”, “I’m Still Here”, and “Lullaby”.
Billy is working on new music that will be released in 2020.