Billy Lawler - Press Kit

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General Information

Contact: Katie Kerins (manager) - kkerins126@gmail.com or (978) 866-4412

Genre: Soulful pop / singer-songwriter

Music

Private stream of “Sorry,” to be released on April 25, 2019.

Billy’s previous releases can be heard on Spotify here.

Biography

In a culture that has historically worn a reputation that de-emphasizes emotion in men, L.A.-based singer-songwriter Billy Lawler is creating original, heartfelt music that coincides with a new perspective on vulnerability, and the importance of emotional expression in order to create better connections.

“At certain points throughout the creative process, I find myself feeling self-conscious about being too emotional in my writing. I have had that voice in my head that worries about how I’m portraying myself—am I being too exposed, too vulnerable, too weak? I’m trying to turn that voice off. We all identify with these elements of the human experience, and I think it’s time to emphasize authenticity and connection, and to make wearing our hearts on our sleeves a common practice.”

With the release of his upcoming single, “Sorry,” Billy is taking responsibility for the pain caused by ending a relationship, while also trying to understand the process of learning how to love and how that process can affect others.   

“On a deeper level, it’s an opportunity to discuss the power of apology. Imagine a world where genuine measures of expressing sorrow and seeking redemption were as common as the stories of pain and conflict that preceded them. If each and every one of these profound opportunities were pursued, what would the tone of so many recent, important social conversations become?”

Recognized for writing profound songs at the piano that combine a throwback soul feel with contemporary crooning vocals, Billy released his debut EP, Nostalgic, in 2016. His live, acoustic sets from esteemed stages including Hotel Café, The Viper Room, and NAMM, have drawn comparisons to acts such as Kevin Garrett, James Blake, and Sam Smith. With an appearance on Good Day Sacramento and a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination under his belt, he is currently hard at work on his follow-up project, writing new music and sharing stages with other up-and-coming artists. 


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What Everyone else is saying

Lawler has strong musical characteristics that are reminiscent of Donny Hathaway, Ryan Tedder, John Legend and Sam Smith...He tastefully fuses R&B/soul with contemporary pop and a hint of indie alternative, a task so rarely achieved with ease.
— Heather Allen (Music Connection)
I really connect to Billy’s music. I feel his strength and sensitivity through his great voice, lyrics, and melodies.
— Lisa Loeb (GRAMMY winning singer-songwriter)
If Sam Smith’s success is any indication, Lawler definitely has a shot—with his soulful croon and piano-pop ballads, Lawler would make any Smith fan swoon... R&B influence, sparse instrumentation, emotional falsetto and just plain prettiness.
— Janelle Bitker (Sacramento News & Review)

Upcoming Shows

Past Press

July 2, 2018 - Voyage LA

July 14, 2016 - Sacramento News & Review

July 9, 2016 - Good Day Sacramento Performance 1

July 9, 2016 - Good Day Sacramento Performance 2

July 7, 2016 - Sacramento News & Review

June 24, 2016 - Mind Equals Blown

 

June 22, 2016 - SoCalMusicToday.com

May 24, 2016 - Indie Living Room Podcast

May 17, 2016 - Music Aficionado by Guitar Center

March 2, 2016 - Music Connection

December 27, 2015 - Sacramento News & Review

November 11, 2015 - Tune Up & Jam Podcast


Past Shows