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Q&A with Billy Vincent

Billy Vincent

Billy Vincent

What are you listening to right now?

I tend to get quite locked into one thing at a time, it’s almost a relationship. So right now on repeat I have Danny & The Champs’ new record ‘What Kind of Love’. It’s really uplifting and offers some solid summer soul… ‘Just Be Yourself’ is the one that breaks the heart, and we all love a broken heart, right?

How did you get into music?

It’s always been on my radar, and I can speak for the band here too… it doesn’t matter if your upbringing was steeped in good music or not, it’s just something that some of us latch on to, I think. So Bill and I, for example were really into Nirvana when we were kids. Joe however brought some diversity to the table, as he’s always been the go-to-bro for anything Americana – even is his youth.

Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?

I can honestly say no one, I am not a huge twitter user – but I do know that millions of good people love it, so this time next time, I’ll be a fully fledged stalker, promise.

What have you been reading lately?

Truth is, not a lot. I barely have the attention span to finish a sentence at the moment, best not to muddy the waters.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

I lean on my band and my family all the time, we all do in Billy Vincent, but I think that’s more love, than inspiration. What inspires me, both as a writer, and as a human, is the resulting effect from that love. People and their beautiful ways I find awe-inspiring.

Which song do you wish you had written?

‘Man Named Truth’ by Monsters of Folk. Conor Oberst and M.Ward co-wrote it I believe… what a song.

We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?

Depends which bar and at what time! BUT, if it’s your round then you can’t go wrong with a Dark Rum & Ginger.

Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?

Ooh that’s a good one, but I’d rather say who’d actually like to get stuck in a lift with if that’s cool? MacGyver, please.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Well I don’t recall wanting to be any specific person as such, but my father worked for the railway when I was a child, and I’d always enjoyed going with him to work when I was allowed – so I really wanted to be involved with that somehow, but then I noticed that some girls (and boys actually) seemed to pay much more attention to people in bands, than the station controller, so….

If you could change on thing about London, what would it be?

I’d put a fast lane for non-shopping pedestrians on Oxford Street.

What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?

Our band, Billy Vincent, has a new album coming out on August 28th, it’s called ‘Stand On Me’ – there will be a big party in London to kick things off and then we head out on tour (UK and Europe) – folks just need to follow us at www.billyvincent.co.uk to know where and when.

How can we find out more about you?

Well despite my earlier cries of ignorance with regards to Twitter… we (on the whole) are actually quite good with Social Media… so people could easily (and please do) follow us and our shenanigans at:


Or if anyone needs to talk business…
UK PR contact – [email protected]

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Tony McDonagh
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