Billy was born in the United States, his musical roots go back to his gospel days in the local church he attended with his family. He is a talent with a flair for fusing cultural styles and beloved music with a fresh original and utterly unique sensibility entirely his own. BILLY LOFTON, a man with a voice like velvet.
It was in fact, his aunt who proved instrumental in moving Billy towards a career in music at the age of 14, she had taken me to an audition for the musical “Two For The Seesaw” which I auditioned for as a dancer and ended up with one of the musical parts playing a nightclub singer named “Sparkle” from there it went on to musicals such as “Godspell”, Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Pippin”.
At a very young age I had the opportunity to come to Australia which I am now an Australian citizen. Upon arriving in Australia, I started modelling and one day as we were rehearsing I started to singing and one thing lead to another. I got a really good chance to do my apprenticeship in the clubs, and then from there worked with renowned groups as the “Drifters” and have performed solo at many “Rage”, “Leather Pride” and “Baccunalia” dance parties.
I”ve recorded a range of music including remakes and originals written and produced by myself, such songs as “Love Really Hurts Without You” cover of Billy Ocean’s – “Lover Rise” which I was lucky to have selected for the Australian movie “Shotgun Wedding”. I also did a vocal demo for “One Step Away” which John Farnham picked up for his “Whispering Jack” album. That was fantastic. All my songs that I write are written from the heart which is reality.
I’ve always been a lover of Afghan Hounds and after signing with Blue Pie Production – Director, Damien Reilly, we had been looking for a song to re-make and through the love of these dogs with legs like boots, we came up with “These Boots are made for Walking” originally performed by Nancy Sinatra. We cam up with a very upbeat version, Which I am excited about and due to be released Mid – 200 6 . The last thing we wanted to do was a tribute song or a lounge act. Billy also brings a quality entirely his own. He lives it. He bring youthful energy to it, touch and tender at the same time and like nothing else I’ve ever heard.
Billy and Farkaster have teamed up to create some pure dance music magic and you can’t beat a cool tune with great vocals.
Billy Lofton is distributed digitally to the world by Blue Pie.