Bill is a freelance writer/arranger/producer/multi-instrumentalist/instructor. After performing in high school rock bands he enrolled at Youngstown State University as a classical guitar music major. Bill then began working at MTR Studios in Akron,OH as an assistant engineer.Relocating to the Tampa Bay Area in 1984, he formed the indie label Longview Records and joined the staff of Hayes Recording, as a track engineer and asst.studio manager. In 1990 Bill formed his own production company. The 1993 debut from thethrash-metal trio Lords of Babylon was featured in the January'94 issue of GuitarWorld, and the release scored distribution in the Far East.1995 saw the release of Bill's first solo album, 'American Escorts'. In 1999 Longview Records became one of Tampa Bay's first online record labels. Releasing original works on CDs ranging from ambient/jazz ('Wilderness in Ohio',) to modern surf (The Hydrotones) to Americana folk-rock (The Zachary Jones Band) to sci-fi rock (My Wild Heaven). In 2012 Bill wrote/arranged and produced the debut CD "Bamboo Transistor" by instrumental rock act Bride of Chaotica. In 2015 Bill by year's end had released the instrumental world-beat CD 'Zombie Charity', the tribute digital single "Laika" by My Wild Heaven, and an EP of instrumental Christmas carols by Bride of Chaotica. In 2016 work began on the second Bride of Chaotica album, with Bill overseeing the production, writing, and arranging of the CD's fourteen tracks. 'Ghosts on Television' was officially released on January14, 2017. When not recording, arranging, performing, or teaching Bill has spent time over the years raising wolf hybrids, collecting guitars and audio gear, studying the principles of 19th century orchestration, delving into aspects of American Victorian architecture, and taking up the ukulele. : )
William B. has over 45 years of music experience in the St Petersburg area.
Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH Classical Guitar Major
Classical/Rock studies with guitarist Tim Burke
In various rock bands since 1974. Toured in Ohio in late '70's, then in Florida and Georgia from 1984 on. Along the way opened concerts for the likes of 10,000 Maniacs, Green On Red, True Believers, Molly Hatchet, Masters of Reality, and The Misfits. Still at it, though not into travelling incessantly these days.
First taught private lessons from home while in high school, then at Bonasera's Music in Warren OH from 1977 to 1981. Instructed private students for awhile, then taught at Horizon Music in Tampa, FL from circa 1987-89. then led a weekly Guitar Clinic for students interested in blues/rock guitar studies, based first in west Tampa then in Wesley Chapel from 1997 to 2007.
Lessons Locations: In StudioIn Home
"William is cool guy and great guitar palyer" Ren Wright wrote at Tuesday, Jan. 31st 2017
Bill B. Review
"I have know Bill for quite a long time. He worked for us in the early 2000s doing front office work, supply procurement, and helped out with some A/V installation work. Bill is very detail oriented and did a fine job for us in the time he worked here. Bill is rehireable." Bruce Wendel wrote at Tuesday, Jan. 31st 2017
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