Legends are hard to come by, but Billy J. is one of them. We are delighted to welcome him back to our stage. On Saturday, Billy will be presenting a new show based on his own unique observations. To Liverpool With Love: The British Invasion Through the Eyes and Ears of Billy J. Kramer. Billy was an integral part of that invasion, grew up in the Liverpool music scene and toured extensively with The Beatles before and during Beatlemania. Where did the seeds come from that created this environment? In the show, through songs and stories, Billy tells it like it was. Our MC Ken Dashow will help guide the journey that should give us all a new appreciation and understanding of that time and place. On Sunday, Billy is bringing his amazing band back (including the one and only Liberty Devitto on drums and Grammy-winning bassist John Regan) for an Afternoon Concert featuring some new songs mixed in with his classics.
One of only two artists to have four songs written for them by Lennon/McCartney (Peter & Gordon was the other). Billy took Do You Want To Know A Secret to # 1 in the UK, knocking the Beatles out of the top spot! Other hits by Billy include Bad To Me, I’ll Keep You Satisfied, and From A Window. His latest album, I Won The Fight, was produced and written mostly by Billy – a career first. With a song called To Liverpool With Love, Billy helped lead the charge that got his former manager Brian Epstein inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago. He will be talking about Liverpool (his hometown) and the 60s at the FEST, and will be having signing sessions all weekend.