St. Augustine, Florida’s Billy Buchanan is known around the country for his award-winning songwriting and all-star tribute acts, saluting the ultimate pioneers of classic rock and roll. Billy’s passion for the kings of soul, rock, and blues came from a young love of sneaking into his father’s vinyl records and soaking in the sound. From Chuck Berry to Ray Charles, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and James Brown, Billy channels the musical intonations and mannerisms of the greatest performers in American soul within his tribute acts. From doo-wop to classical soul and rock and roll, Billy performs the greatest favorites from the 20s to today, leaving audiences flabbergasted at his renditions of Prince, Michael Jackson, Sting, and the contemporary Bruno Mars. Billy Buchanan is all soul, and never stops breathing music.
Billy’s lifelong musical discipline has led him to self-produce six solo albums, with three songs blasting their way into the Top 20 on the CCM charts. Billy has worked with famed producers such as Tom Knight, (TLC, Monica) and shared the stage with Harry Connick Jr., The Four Tops, and KC and The Sunshine Band to name a few. He’s toured nationally and internationally, and even received a Dove Award nomination for his acting role in Hero the Rock Opera. His talents are countless and unmatched, leaving no audience unimpressed and transported to another era, when rock and soul ruled the dancefloor and couples lived to twist and shout.