Billy B uses songs, dances, theatrical backdrops and improv comedy to reach and teach his audiences about the wonderful workings of our beautiful planet. Kids have taught Billy they want to do two things: move and make noise. So Billy’s live shows and his recorded music all encourage audience participation.
The musical styles he employs in his original songs range across the sounds of funk, reggae, salsa, rockabilly, hip hop, folk rock and hard rock. Sometimes the subject determines the style; tectonic plates = hard rock, but ultimately it’s whatever style will move his audience. His audience participatory dances are derived from a mix of street/fad styles and Billy’s background in ballet. For Billy it all started at university in a class called “ Dance in Childhood Education”. Thirteen original live shows (five commissioned) and nine recordings (five commissioned) later, Billy still practices kinetic learning, interacting constantly with his audience.
I’m so glad we had Billy B at our school this fall. My family passes a pond and a tidal river daily on our way to school. I’m finding that my kids (and I) are more observant of those waterways - even weeks later - than we would have been otherwise. Thank you!