Billy McNicol is an american musician, drummer-vocalist, lyricist, and songwriter.
He grew up touring with his father and uncles' band: The McNicol Bros. (a music family group made up of founding members of the psychedelic rock band,"The Rugbys"). The Rugbys are the first rock group from Louisville, KY to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 with their 1969 hit single "You, I".
Billy's father, Robert McNicol would sing and play drums. Billy absorbed his father's performances and would play his father's drumset only to imitate him. At five years old, Billy's parents discovered him playing the drums and singing simultaneously to his father's songs and record collection.
Billy continued playing music in high school; forming his own bands with other musicians including his cousin, guitarist Jeff McNicol (son of Billy's uncle Steve McNicol). Later, Billy received a scholarship to play on the drumline for the University of Louisville and became the school's "Featured Drummer" for the Cardinals Men's and Women's Basketball team events. Billy was featured performing many times during the 2004-2005 NCAA seasons on ESPN and other sports broadcasts. He was also performing in the college bar circuit with the rock groups "QuarterBounce" and "Band of End".
He has performed at arenas & venues large and small, such as the Amway Center (Orlando, FL), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY), Freedom Hall (Louisville, KY), Hearnes Center (Columbia, MO), Belasco Theater (Los Angeles, CA), & The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA). Billy has collaborated in concert with: Cappadonna & UGod (Wu Tang Clan) & the Rugbys and has shared the stage with POD, Immortal Technique, Chi King, MXPX, Supafuzz, Relient K, & My Morning Jacket. He also records regularly w/ Hank Linderman (Recording Engineer for the Eagles & Lead Guitarist for Timothy B. Schmit).
Billy currently performs nationally & resides in Los Angeles, California.
Social Media Outlets:
Twitter: @BillyMcNicol & @BMcNicolLive
Facebook: Facebook.com/BillyMcNicol Music
Music may be purchased @ www.Reverbnation.com/BillyMcNicol
Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Wu-Tang Clan, Helmet, & Living Colour.
This band isn't local to Cincinnati.