Lead vocals / lead vocals and acoustic guitar
The latest Dutch country sensation Billy Bray Band starts off right away. Founded in 2019 by writer / singing duo Bianca and Willem Devries, they recorded the Album “Strong After Forever”. They immediately won the ISSA SILVER AWARD for Best International Album and the Fairplay Country Award for Amazing band / Countryrock original 2020. With this international recognition, the foundation has been laid for a glorious country career.
“Strong After Forever” is a varied album with strong songs. Recorded in the fall of 2019 at the For The Record Music Studio in Wijchen (NL). In collaboration with the crème de la crème of the Dutch countryscene. On February 20th 2020 the single “Strong After Forever” was released. This track is now played on various radio stations all over the world and can also be listened to via all streaming channels.
In the summer of 2020 Billy Bray Band recorded 5 new original songs i.c.w. producer Nick Jongejan (Young River) in his studio in Zwijndrecht (NL). These 5 beautiful singles will be released in the course of 2021. The first single "When Forever Ends", was released on 20-01-21 and can be listened on all streaming channels and YouTube!
Billy Bray Band is known for their energetic performances. Although the first album sounds a bit more traditional, they now play a unique combination of new country with a mix of Pop and Southern Rock elements and an occasional nod to the more traditional country. Their sound is characterized by strong polyphonic vocals.
The refreshing change between the female and male singer makes the Billy Bray Band a place of its own in the contemporary country scene.
BILLY BRAY BAND
Willem Devries: Guitar/ Leadvocals
Bianca Devries: Leadvocals
Bart de Waal: Guitar/ Mandoline
Thijs Sluiter: Bass/ Vocals
Ruud Masius: Drums